Terrence Young

My dad was misdiagnosed with pneumonia when he had congestive heart failure. During the spring of 1997, as we excitedly toured colleges and prepared for high school graduation, dad had this persistent cold. He kept going back to the doctor about it but they kept saying it was just a cold and then finally, they said it was pneumonia. A few weeks later, he went in for a previously scheduled (unrelated) surgery to address an old running injury to his ankle that required general anesthesia. He had already had one on his other leg the previous year. When we came to visit him afterward, we were not prepared for what we found: He was weak, having trouble breathing and on oxygen. Of course, if they had know he had congestive heart failure, this procedure would have been postponed or cancelled. He left the hospital in a wheelchair instead of crutches. Later that year, he was placed on the donor list for a new heart and received a transplant the following year.


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