On Friday my dad went into the hospital for a heart catheter. We were expecting they might find something small that a stent would take care of. Instead they found 12 blockages. 11 of them were 90% and one was 70%.
I think the initial shock certainly took a major toll on our family. Jose and I were planning to leave Friday to head to Grant’s wedding in Kansas City. Instead we spent hours hearing dad tell us how he wants his funeral and to make sure we take care of mom.
Since then he has been resting and waiting. We have spent much time in prayer together. It’s been over a year since the entire family has been together. It’s times like these that really bring us all closer.
He will be having quadruple bypass surgery tomorrow morning at 6am. They said he will then be in the ICU for 48 hours and then moved into a regular room for a few days after that.
Please keep him in your prayers as he faces this serious surgery tomorrow and the long recovery that follows. I’m not quite ready to say good-bye….
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