UPDATE ON PAT: My apologies for the late update...so many have been texting, calling, emailing and messaging me--I'm so grateful for such great family and friends!! He ended up having a quadruple bypass (open heart) surgery. Had some minor issues along the way (thus, the late update) but he's pulling through like a champ now. He's off the respirator--no more breathing tube--and breathing great. His heartbeat is strong; pulse, BP, etc. are all extremely good (better than average for being only about 6 hours post-op). *What YOU need to know (hospital rules, not mine): He is in CVICU so he can only have 2 visitors in the room at a time and visits need to be brief to allow him to rest. NO children under 13. ALL devices must be on silent, and any calls need to be made or taken outside the unit. Please do NOT visit if you even think you may be ill. And, finally, there are hand sanitizer stations inside and outside of room--please use upon entering and exiting.