The cardiologist (heart specialist) informed us that the heart ultrasound test showed that a large part of Dad’s Left heart was non-functioning. This was not something that happened yesterday, it is old damage indicating that he had a massive heart attack in the past and didn’t know it. His heart function was poor due to this damage and is most likely what caused his arrhythmia yesterday evening. What this means for us at this point is simply that the doctor can explain why dad stopped breathing yesterday.
This evening, Dad’s labs are reaching levels that are no longer compatible with life. We have decided to allow the physicians to do dialysis to attempt to correct this. Although there is a small chance that Dad will make it through this, the prognoses for a high quality of life is worsening.
Thank you again for all the prayers and continued support.