Tomorrow morning my Mom is having her pacemaker repaired. One wire is working fine, the other is either disconnected or broken. The immediate risk is minimal. The long term risk didn't seem all that bad to me either. So she gets lightheaded, right? But the cardiologist is a practical man.
"What if it happens while she's standing up? Or walking down a flight of stairs?"
Um, right. Yes, by all means, let us avoid a hip fracture.
To keep her from eating or drinking after midnight we have duct taped her refrigerator door and hidden her snacks.
Wish us luck.