The Bronson Hospital has an entire “Chest Pain” center. It’s only about five years old and a stunning hospital.

Bronson Hospital entrance

Bronson Hospital entrance

Bronson Hospital: First Floor Foyer

Bronson Hospital: First Floor Foyer

It was a stroke of luck that my dad happened to be in Kalamazoo, minutes from the hospital when the attack began. The immediate attention he received prevented worse damage from occurring. They said he was only about eight hours away from a massive heart attack.

He’s staying in the cardiology inpatient care pavilion right now:

Cardiology Inpatient Pavilion

Cardiology Inpatient Pavilion

He is going to be released later today to go home or two months of quiet rest. No air travel. No stress.

They have to wait two months for the heart to repair itself before they run the ultrasound to see how much damage occurred. In the meantime, he’s already doing very well recovering and in good spirits.

I took Halle to the hospital to see him today. She was happily mistaken for “Rufus” the therapy Yorkie, so she got to have run of the hospital without being bothered. She didn’t even seem to mind people calling her “Rufus”.

It helps so much to have a dog there. You can see the heart rate go down the the monitor while petting the dog!

Halle the "Therapy Dog"

Halle the "Therapy Dog"

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