Nahas treats Grandfather of 14 after life-threatening aortic dissection

September 22, 2020

Mr & Mrs. Lawrence Godfrey

Lawrence Godfrey experienced a rare, but serious life-threatening condition known as aortic dissection. Photo courtesy of the Godfrey family.

Lawrence Godfrey, 81, got up and went to the store like he usually did, but he felt faint and weak on this particular day. As a Type 2 diabetic, he thought maybe it was something to do with his blood sugars being out of whack, so he got something to eat. He knew right away there was something else wrong when he started having stomach pains.

β€œHe was restless and uncomfortable, and his left leg was weak and painful. He was barely able to walk,” said his wife, Patricia. β€œI knew I had to take him to the closest emergency room.”

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