July 30, 2009

Brief Update

Hey y'all,

Yes I am alive...as many of you know my dad recently had 2 heart attacks, triple bypass surgery and 2 stints put in. He has been home recovering well until yesterday he complained of discomfort and numbness in his upper chest area. My mom took him to the ER...they did bloodwork, xray and kept him overnight for observation. The initial bloodwork did not show any enzymes that signal a heart attack, however they are continued to monitor that through the night and this a.m. It's possible that it may be muscular/nerve pain but they are unsure. My dad missed his check up this a.m. with his surgeon and he is more discouraged about that since he was to be cleared to DRIVE (his mustang, ahem). So, I'm just asking for prayer for wisdom for the Doctors that are treating him...if this IS something, they would find it. If it's NOTHING then my dad would be right back on the road of good healing. Thank you so much for your prayers!!

In the midst of all this, 1 week ago we went on vacation and on our way back received the news that my great Aunt Hazel passed away. We made the trip up to PA for the funeral and continue to miss her dearly. Life has been plain hectic here, hence my absence.

Hopefully, I will be back soon with LOTS of picts!! :)

1 comment:

Debbie said...

I'm so glad you posted today. I kept checking in on you since I knew that your dad was having the heart problems.

It takes 6-8 weeks for the breastbone to heal and become more solid after bypass surgery. It's been wired together. That's the typical time period they wait until someone can drive.

I'm sorry to read that he's back in the hospital. I pray that it will not be another major problem. I'm sure he's discouraged because with a simple bypass it's common for patients to experience some depression. And he's had lots of extras along the way.

Bless you Kari. May the Lord provide your family with comfort after the death of your great aunt and I'll be praying for your dad's full recovery.

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