R. S.Z. Auerbach & R.Y.S. Elyashuv zt”l both hold, A person who is scheduled for
surgery during Sefira and knows he won’t be able to count that whole day, may
start counting Sefira with a Bracha.
R. Chaim Kanyevsky shlita argues and holds , he may not start with a Bracha.
I am just wondering, according to R.Chaim, if someone dies during Sefira, are the
Brachos he said a Bracha Levatala ? Probably the answer is no. Why not?