Wife thanks those who helped heart attack victim | SummitDaily.com

Wife thanks those who helped heart attack victim

Janny Krynen, Summit Cove

My husband Dick Krynen, “Sarge,” suffered a heart attack Oct. 14. He had already been to Denver and back that day. He had reloaded his truck again and asked me to go with him to deliver that load to friends in Silverthorne.

With my left hand and wrist in a splint, I was struggling to clean a chicken and decided, the heck with it, and just dropped the whole thing in a pot of water, and told him “yes.”

Right then he yelled, “Quick, come with me, I think I am having a heart attack.”

I just had enough sense to turn off the stove, grab my purse and run out. He was in his car ready to go. Halfway down the block on Summit Drive in Summit Cove, I spotted a police car and frantically waved it down.

The two officers pulled us over and were so helpful. They called the ambulance, talked to us and helped to calm me down. I wish I had had enough sense to ask their names so I could thank them properly.

We also want to thank the gentleman who told me he would take our car back to our house and leave the keys in our mailbox, which he did.

Our thanks also go to the ambulance and hospital staff for the excellent care, but especially to Dr. Charles Lackey.

When Dick insisted on going home, because he felt good, Dr. Lackey made it clear, that no, he was not going home but to St. Anthony’s Central.

It turned out he had some blocked arteries and had to have a stunt put into one of them. Drs. Gurdin and Rubinstein were the surgeons who did that, and they already know how thankful we are to them.

I also want to mention that our dear friends, Larry and Gail Allen, stayed with me for six hours at the Summit Medical Center and took me home at 11:30 p.m. Mary Kuehl also helped by driving me early the next morning to St. Anthony’s, and picked both of us up when Dick was discharged.

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