Latest report from BERNAMA :
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 5 (Bernama) -- Doctors are happy with Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad's progress, which is as expected in post by-pass surgery, the National Heart Institute (IJN) said Wednesday.
The 81-year-old former prime minister, who is still warded at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) after undergoing a five-hour coronary by-pass surgery at the institute yesterday, is in stable condition.
"Tun Dr Mahathir remains stable following close overnight observation by doctors and nurses at the Intensive Care Unit of IJN.
"All his vital parameters, thus far, are also stable as anticipated," the institute said in a statement.
He is, however, still within the crucial intensive observation period and will continue to be warded at the ICU and visitation is only for immediate family members, the statement adds.
Meanwhile, his special officer, Sufi Yusof, said Dr Mahathir was still sedated.
This is his second by-pass surgery. His first was done at the institute on Jan 24, 1989, following a heart attack.
His son, Datuk Mirzan, and sister-in-law Tan Sri Saleha Mohd Ali were seen visiting him at 10.30am today.
While reports from Malaysiakini :
Mahathir’s 48 hours of critical stage
Former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad has been given 48 hours by his doctors to regain consciousness following his second coronary bypass surgery yesterday.
He is still in a critical stage after undergoing the five-hour surgery at the National Heart Institute (IJN) in Kuala Lumpur yesterday morning.
His son Mukhriz was quoted by Bernama today as saying that the attention was now on the second phase (post-surgery) for 81-year-old Mahathir's recovery.
He added that the family hoped this stage would go smoothly and safely.
"This recovery phase is a ‘lifeline’ for dad, because anything can happen during this time. So we need to pray harder and give special care and attention for him to pass this second test,” said Mukhriz, who is Mahathir’s fifth child.
"The doctors said my father's situation is stable and that his heartbeat and pulse are normal,” he added.
Bernama quoted him as saying that the family was hoping for Mahathir to regain consciousness any time, and that they will keep the media informed of developments from time to time.