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Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Cole Botta

In case you haven't seen/heard, Chris Botta tweeted this morning about more surgery for his 10 year old son, Cole.

<<If you needed to take the Cross Bronx or GW Bridge this AM, rent a helicopter.
Our 10 year old Cole - heart ablation procedure today. Nervous as heck. Docs gave him "happy juice." Funniest 30 mins ever.
Cole had open heart surgery during Dubie run in 07. Has this today, then a big op in August. If all goes well, should have a great life.
Thank you for all the kind thoughts. I do wish I had my Flip to film Cole drunk off his ass in the Bronx.

From the Mayo clinic:

When your heart beats, the electrical impulses that cause it to contract must follow a precise pathway through your heart. Any interruption in these impulses can cause an abnormal heartbeat (arrhythmia), which can be treated with ablation.

Ablation isn't usually your first treatment option. Ablation is a treatment option for people who:

  • Have tried medications to treat an arrhythmia without success
  • Have had serious side effects from medications to treat arrhythmias
  • Have certain types of arrhythmias that respond well to ablation, such as Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome
  • Have a high risk of complications from their arrhythmia, such as sudden cardiac arrest
I'm sure that Cole and Chris have everyone's prayers today.

Forever1940 is the nom de plume of Eric Hornick, statistician on Islander home telecasts since 1982. Visit my blog: forever1940.blogspot.com and follow me on Twitter @ehornick

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