Teacher hospitalized

May 17, 2004, midnight | By Kedamai Fisseha | 20 years, 1 month ago

Doctors decide to run more tests

Math teacher Paul Grossman was taken to Holy Cross Hospital by ambulance after feelings of discomfort early Monday morning. He was admitted and listed as a "short stay" patient, according to hospital officials.

"I'm feeling fine," said Grossman in a quick telephone interview right before an electrocardiogram (EKG) examination late Monday afternoon.

Doctors have decided that, despite his stable condition, they want to keep and observe Grossman for a while longer. "They're going to run a battery of tests on him and keep him overnight," said Vice Principal Linda Wanner, who called the hospital earlier on Monday.

Math Department chair Barbara Hofman added early Tuesday morning that doctors have ascertained what caused Grossman's illness. "Doctors said that he had a cardiac [disturbance], but not a heart attack," she said.

Hofman also reported that doctors have decided to keep running tests on Grossman and said, "He is going to Washington Adventist today where they will do a catherization. If they find any blockage with the catherization then they will probably do a bypass."

Wanner reported that he was teaching his second period Statistics class when he began feeling "very weak." He then "excused himself and left to the math office, where the other math teachers called an ambulance to pick him up," Wanner said.

Grossman, who was set to host the periodic departmental meeting in room 218 after school Monday, is cited by Wanner as an asset to Blair. "He's such a hard worker. He does so much for this school and his students," she said.

Hofman said that Grossman will definitely be out for the remainder of the week and that his attendance beyond that depends upon the results of the catherization.

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Kedamai Fisseha. Kedamai Fisseha sorely misses the computer lab where Silver Chips was born and is daily reborn. He is currently living and writing from London, England where he is glad for the chance to continue his participation in the organization. More »

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