Heart Center, Capital Regional Medical Center
You know I'm SORRY for not thinking of it before but if anyone wanted to
sent cards or something the address is: Danny L. Husk, 114 Arizona Street,
Carrabelle, Florida, 32322-9035
Danny's had been having trouble with his heart again and
surgery has finally been scheduled. Well! it look as if they got their duck's in
a row now if nothing else comes up. Danny checks in at about 10:00 AM tomorrow
(Wednesday March 24th 2004) and surgery will be at 7:15 AM Thursday March 25th
2004 at The Heart Center, Capital Regional Medical Center http://www.capitalregionalmedicalcenter.com/
This was taken the day Danny went to the hospital.
It was 19 years ago April 24, 1985 that Danny woke up to a
double By-Pass at the age of 41. At that time he had suffered a heart attach
while at the Augusta Masters Golf Tournament
Thursday March 25, 2004
THANK YOU ALL OUR FAMILY & HCPD FAMILY SO MUCH FOR ALL THE
Danny left to go to surgery at 7:00 AM this morning. They ended up doing a
double off of a (Y) shaped vain instead of the one they thought at first. I
didn't get to see Danny until about noon, along with a dear friend Mike Hughes
who was there to visit for a while. Danny was out of it at that time but we
saw him anyway, so just maybe he could know someone was with him.
The nurse had to give him a shot to knock him out because he was coming
around to soon. You would really have to know the crazy guy Danny to
understand why they had to keep him under. He is always SHOUTING PRAISES TO
They put Danny in a medically induced coma with Deprivan http://www.diprivan.com/
or Manipulation Under Anesthesia or M.U.A.
The nurse said due to me having only two hours sleep in the past
twenty four hours that he would be fine and I needed to go home and get some
rest. I will return to the hospital in the morning unless they call me in
March 25, 2004 7:00 PM: I just got to talk to Danny on the phone in
ICU. He still sounds groggy and a bit of a sore throat from the tube they had
in it. He told me to stay home and take care of his "Boy's"
(Poodle's Critter & C. J.) then come back up tomorrow. Thank God all seems
to be OK!
Friday March 26, 2004
"ALMOST LOST HIM"
WELL!! everyone after I got home last night and did the update I called to
check on Danny before I went to bed. They had already taken the tube out of
his throat after I left so they took a cell phone to him and he was able to
talk for a little bit telling me he loved me and to take care of his boys in
telling him I loved him back I got "NO I LOVE YOU MORE" "TAKE
CARE & GET SOME REST". Rest "WHAT IS THAT"?? Things were
fine as they could be at that point.
Then at about 4:45 AM I get a call that his blood pressure is dropping and
I need to get back up to the hospital as soon as possible "But be careful
in doing so". I rushed on up with an hour and a half to think about what
the heck was going on. When I got to the hospital a male nurse met me at the
ICU door and took me to the nurses lounge and proceed to tell me what he
himself had done for Danny in trying to get him stable and to wait while he
gets the Dr..
WELL! by this time I'm picturing Dr. shows on TV and where I am at that
moment in time is not a good sign at all. I sit writing down an account of
things so far in a note pad. About that time in walks not one BUT two Dr. and
a floor nurse and the male nurse.
The Dr. proceeds to tell me as Paul Harvey says "THE REST OF THE
STORY". At about 4:00 AM Danny started to show disturbing signs and all
the while they were trying to get them under control, then by about 4:30 he
started to crash, at that point one of the Dr's pulled at his blue scrub shirt
top saying "Danny was at 4:30 AM this morning March 26, 2004 turning that
color just before the point of "FLAT-LINE".
They thought he may have internal bleeding so the rushed him back to
surgery and found nothing except fluid in his lung so the pumped it out and
brought him back to ICU where he continued to do poorly the rest of the day.
His blood pressure dropped low enough that they called me back in twice to
stay by his side, while there with him he was aggravated and having what
looked like epilepsy and was hooked up to everything in the world. They also
brought in at that time am EKG machine and for one part of the test they had
to lower his heart rate from 150 to about 125 to 130 which they did with a
shot in one of the IV tubes.
I saw Danny again after shift change at 8:00 PM by that time they had
gotten him stabilized and given him mussel relaxer's to calm the trimmers he was having. I
gave the nurse both cell phone numbers so if I was on the road they could get
me. Then I came on home it is now 11:30 and I still haven't stopped.
Saturday March 27, 2004
About 1:00 AM one of our sons Richie and family came down from S. C. to
visit for the weekend and see his Dad for himself. They had stopped by the
hospital before they came on down to the house. I got up and went back to the
hospital about 5:00 AM.
Danny was holding his own at this time and looking pretty good and an
uneventful day of rest for a change. But before I left the hospital a little
early at 4:00 PM I saw and spoke to two Dr's, Heart and Kidney they also said
that he was holding his own as it is now "BUT HE ISN'T OUT OF THE WOOD'S
YET". They said that they would like to keep him sedated like he is now
for 2 to 4 more days to give his body some time to start to heal.
Top: Richie & Family. Bottom: Richie & his mother Gloria.