Our Earth Angel Bob Estrada survived a traumatic aortic rupture on Sunday, May 12. This is a condition in which the aorta, the largest artery in the body, is torn or ruptured as a result of trauma to the body. The condition is frequently fatal due to the profuse bleeding that results from the rupture. Since the aorta branches directly from the heart to supply blood to the rest of the body, the pressure within it is very great, and blood may be pumped out of a tear in the blood vessel very rapidly. This can quickly result in shock and death.
Bob is doing well but the healing process will take some time. When he returns home he will need a recliner chair. We hope his friends will chip in.