"Three months ago he had a complete physical with his GP including lots of blood work. He was fine. Tomorrow they will cut his sternum open, lift his heart out of his chest and use a vein from somewhere else in his body to provide circulation around all the blockages. They will put his heart back and then join his sternum using metal wire. He will be in hospital for about a week. All of the doctors he has seen have commented that the stress of the last three months and the smoke he has been inhaling have, in all likelihood, contributed to his heart condition. It makes sense. Hearts need oxygen."
From fire evacuation rooms, Diary of a Wombat author Jackie French pens her message to Australia - What do we need?