UPDATE: Bill is out of the hospital and back home. The last I saw of him this afternoon, he had a big grin on his face, and told be he was feeling fine. He’s also relieved that things went well. He now has a bump on his left collarbone where the defibrillator is located.
My friend and colleague, Bill Dollarhide, checked in to the Veteran’s Administration Hospital here in Salt Lake City today to have a defibrillator implant. The surgery is to be done tomorrow, and if all goes well, he should be coming home on Friday. Bill is okay – but that’s about all. His flow-through of blood from his heart is at about 25%, half of what’s considered normal.