Keeping Tony in your thoughts

This is the first email status I sent about Tony’s cardiac arrest on Weds 10/15.
Hi Everyone,
On Wednesday evening at about 11pm, Tony suffered a massive heart attack (correction: cardiac arrest).  I called 911, administered chest compressions, and the paramedics arrived about 2- 3 minutes later.  After about 25 minutes, they were able to revive him and transport him to the University of Washington Medical Center.  Tony is currently in very serious but stable condition.  He is on a ventilator and under sedation for a cooling protocol that keeps his body at 33 degrees for 24 hours to try and preserve brain function.
The good news is that his head and chest cat scans came back good and his vital signs stabilized almost immediately and have remained strong.  The not as good news is that we have no idea what his brain function will be until he is revived from his sedative-induced coma.  They are planning on trying to wake him up tomorrow (Friday) mid to late morning.  At that point we’ll hopefully have a better idea of what we are dealing with.
Right now, I want to give my deepest gratitude to the friends, co-workers, and family members who immediately jumped to our aid and have everything covered from taking the girls to daycare, to walking the dog, and keeping me company at the hospital.  The hospital staff has been wonderful, both to Tony and me- for which I am very grateful.
I will send an update when we know more.  In the meantime, please keep Tony in your thoughts.  We all know what an extraordinary fighter he is and if anyone could come out of this- it will be him.
If I missed anyone, please forward- I just tried to get as many folks on here as I could and my apologize to anyone I missed.

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JENNIE LOCATI started her blog, WYS Words as a way to share her experiences as a professional woman, wife, mother, and irrepressible “do-gooder”. Her diverse life experiences have taken her to Kenya as a Peace Corps volunteer, the trading floors of Wall Street, to PATH, and most recently back to Microsoft, where she works in product development. Jennie shares her many misadventures, occasional insights, and unique perspectives in a voice that is self-deprecating, honest, and authentic. Read more at
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