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Harrison gets a heart

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It was about 9 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 21 when Medical University of South Carolina called Harrison Edwards and said the surgeon would like for Him to come to the hospital as soon as possible. 

Edwards said, “I was at home when I got the call. We loaded up our girls in our minivan and took them to my sister-in-law’s house before running back home and packing the rest of our stuff to take with us.” 

By 10:45 that night, Edwards and his wife were on the interstate to MUSC.  

Edwards recalled, ”We arrived around 12:30 a.m., and the surgery took around twelve hours. It was sixteen hours before my wife could see me.” 

Edwards is expecting to be in the hospital anywhere from two to three weeks while recovering. The incision in his chest can take up to six months to heal.

Edwards described his recovery, saying, “I have been able to get up and walk. I have been released from the ICU and into a step-down room where I can do things such as go to the bathroom, and get up to eat and move around, which will help with my recovery. I am also back to my regular diet as I’m no longer a heart failure patient.”

However on Saturday Nov. 5, Edwards’ wife heard a ‘thud’ and panicked thinking that maybe their baby had fallen out of the bed. Upon turning on the lights, she found Edwards was having a seizure. He had fallen out of the bed, hitting his head on the end table. He had to be rushed back to MUSC ER. 

Edwards said, “They checked me out but were unable to find a cause for the seizure and I was released.” 

Edwards and his wife are now back home and hopeful for a strong recovery and future. The family is still accepting donations via go fund me at hhtps://gofund.me/2ee9615b.

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