Contrary to rumor, we are not living it up in a condo on Hilton Head Island. Instead the view out this particular window is from Baptist East Hospital in Memphis. Floyd collapsed as we were getting ready to leave yesterday. That resulted in a completely different 911/ambulance ride/ER trip.
We've been waiting ever since to find out the cause. Word finally from the cardiologist--slight possibility of heart attack, almost certainly a failure of the aortic valve. He will be in the hospital through the weekend, with cardiac catheterization scheduled for early Monday morning. And that will tell us whether they are going to do the valve replacement, a bypass, or both -- and how soon they have to be done.
Floyd's actually in a pretty good mood and would welcome calls. His room phone is 901-236-2359. The doctor tried to jolly me up by promising that he would "have him all tuned up by the holidays." But not in time to celebrate our 54th anniversary, I'm afraid.