A few weeks ago.
“Hello?” I had missed Ba’s first call. Maybe it was urgent.
“Koun (daughter). My ICD (implantable cardioverter defibrillator) just shocked me.”
I gasped. “WHAT?!”
With a new diagnosis of heart failure, Ba recently received a ICD/pacemaker device. It was programmed to shock if he had a life threatening rhythm, or if it was too fast.
“I was jogging, felt a headache, and suddenly, I was on the ground… there was only a small amount of bleeding on my face and leg…”
“AGH! You fell and you hit your head?! Ba, you are on blood thinners, YOU NEED TO CALL 911!!”