Hi everyone here's an update
The fluid and bleed around his heart is from congestive heart failure. The doctors are trying to figure out exactly what caused it. They are doing a heart catheterization today. They are concerned that by-pass surgery he had at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston isn't working.
I really in my heart think that nothing is going to be the same from this point on if you know what I mean. He was just supposed to have a routine procedure for his pacemaker last Tuesday and it's just been complication after complication after complication. Nothing is ever uplifting and in reading about all the problems my dad has, he's definitely not well.
If he does manage to go home soon - there's NO WAY they can continue to live in their house without reconfiguring it so he doesn't have to walk far. He is a stubborn man and I think that no matter what the doctor's say he has to do to feel any better - he won't do it.
Like the day he was let go home, before all these complications arose: he had a hot dog and an ice cream for lunch and was frickin' proud of it.