Dr. D (pacemaker specialist) had nurse call Dad yesterday, (she left a message with me as well.) They are going to install a third lead from the pacemaker to the left ventricle next Thursday, April 2 at 8:00 am. It should be a relatively quick procedure with a small incision and light anesthesia. They'll need a little time to test and tune and put the pacemaker through its paces. I would imagine he would be dismissed Friday. He will check into the still brand new (opened Spring, 2014) Walnut Hill Medical Center, an acute care surgical center.
Dad is enjoying being released from his house arrest. He went to one of his exercise classes yesterday, then ran a few errands. When I talked to him he was heating some of his leftover braised short ribs and feeling pretty good!