January 31, 2004
Yesterday D.L. (deep hypothermic circulatory arrest for aortic arch repair 1-22-04) told me he saw an angel when I did my routine post-op check on my heart patient.
A red one.
He wouldn’t say what it looked like, or if it was happy or sad feeling when he saw it…but… the angel gave him the message, “Denny, don’t worry. You are going to be all right.”
Then my patient looked at me and asked me to marry him!
His mom said, “You are married and have two kids!”
I smiled and said 'I am going through a divorce, and I have had enough of marriage, thanks.'