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From the Desk of Ms. Vandal.
Many of you know me as either Bulge Girl or the Student on the Sofa. But I am also one of the closest to Joseph.
Last night, on Christmas night, Joseph had a heart attack. He was rushed to emergency and they placed a stint in his aorta. He is currently in ICU waiting to be transferred to another hospital on Monday where he will undergo another procedure to place a second stint in another artery.
I left him at 1:00 this morning. He says he was feeling better than he had in a long time.
I spoke to him again today. He is joking around and lucid, but trying to rest. I will try to visit him later tonight. He needs his rest.
George knows something is wrong. How can you explain to a dog about these things?
... must hold myself together for Joseph and George.
I have read most of the comments to Joseph, and told him of your generosity. He feels humbled and wants to thank each of you who sent wishes.
I saw him today at the hospital for about an hour and a half.
He undergoes another stint placement tomorrow morning. I will probably see him tomorrow and I will update with his status.
P.S. Take a moment to send some love towards his Star Wars post just below this one. He was probably having a heart attack while he was writing it!
Joseph had the second stent placed. He is groggy but should be released tomorrow (Tuesday).
I just started reading the paperwork they sent me home with... and I am sorry for misspelling "stent." There are so many words in the world that you have heard, but never have actually seen.
I will talk with Joseph about a "Go fund Me" campaign. Right now, it feels weird and tacky to "ask" for money.
Will update when I know more.
P.S. I wish I had Joseph's gift of diction and wit.