February 10, 2006

The report on Poppy is good. He had an angiogram today and his doctor says he has "the arteries of a 20 year old." Playing a game of elimination, they decided that the heart failure was due to an irregular heartbeat, which stressed his heart and caused fluid to build up.

A normal person would have been able to feel this happening, and would have called EMS sooner, but Poppy has this incredible tolerance for pain or discomfort. He's the kind of guy who can get a root canal with no novocaine and just doze until it's over. His doctor is giving him a medication to regulate his heartbeat, and putting him on a home heart monitor. He should go home tomorrow.

A much happier ending than most.

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