Re: Nuxhall hospitalized - Monday, November 12, 2007
Nuxhall to undergo surgery
Doctors inform broadcaster he needs a pacemaker
By Mark Sheldon / MLB.com
CINCINNATI -- Doctors have told Reds broadcasting fixture Joe Nuxhall that he will need surgery to have a pacemaker inserted.
Son Kim Nuxhall learned the news on Wednesday, but said that the procedure wouldn't happen for a few days because of his father's low pulse.
"His pulse has to come up before they put in the pacemaker," said Kim Nuxhall, who was headed out to visit his father at the hospital. "My Mom said he felt a little better."
Nuxhall, who called Reds games regularly from 1967-2004 and still broadcasts for the team occasionally in retirement, was admitted to Mercy Fairfield Hospital on Monday. Kim Nuxhall said his father experienced shortness of breath and a low pulse while seeing his oncologist.
The 79-year-old Nuxhall has been undergoing chemotherapy since October to treat lymphoma and has battled cancer several times in recent years.
Mark Sheldon is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.
It sounds like he will be better if he gets the pacemaker installed. Surgery is always a risk however.
Last edited by AmarilloRed; 11-14-2007 at 06:17 PM.