Sunday, September 23, 2007

Updated: Dr M undergoes another operation

My heart sank when I received the press statement by the National Heart Institute from Sufi Yusoff, the faithful aide to former Malaysian Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

Institut Jantung Negara, 23 September
....YABhg Tun Dr Mahathir bin Mohamad has successfully undergone surgical wound debridement yesterday (Saturday, Sept 22) because of wound infection.

The surgery commenced at 11.30pm and ended at 2.30am. The procedure was undertaken by the same surgical team that performed the second coronary bypass surgery on Dr Mahathir at the IJN on September 4.

He is currently stable and has been put under routine post-cardiac surgery support. He is expected to remain on support for at least 36-hours for post-operative care and will be put under close monitoring and observation by IJN doctors and nurses at the Intensive Care Unit.

The next 72-hours will be the crucial period in his post-operative care.

You have to read daughter Marina Mahathir's post for a better understanding of the situation.

I definitely will continue to pray for the old man.

Latest (24 Sept 2007): Just got this statement via Sufi, who said
there's been a lot of rumors about Dr M's health, especially today. Sophie thinks the statement from the hospital puts things in better perspective to quell all the rumours.


Institut Jantung Negara, 24 September....Tun Dr Mahathir remains stable in the intensive care at Institute Jantung Negara following his second surgical procedure last Saturday night. He is conscious and continues to be on close monitoring.

IJN doctors are happy with his current progress.

Tun Dr Mahathir is able to receive visits from his immediate family members.

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