Monday, January 31, 2011

Surgery Update

We spent a very long day at the hospital. I went to bed at midnight, and was up at 5:00. My sisters and I got to the hospital before 7, and didn't get home until after 5. We are all exhausted after a long day of waiting.

My dad had surgery on his carotid arteries this morning. It initially went well, but he suffered a mini stroke and had really low blood pressure while in recovery, so he had to go to the ICU. It was so difficult to see him after the surgery. He was completely miserable, and the incision in his neck is from his ear to the middle of his throat. His mobility is coming back, but they are going to continue to monitor him because of his heart condition.

Right now, he's not feeling up to having the bypass done this week. He will spend a day or two in the hospital, then come home to recover. The bypass will most likely be scheduled for next week. I honestly can't wait until this is all over. Today was very difficult, and I know that next week will be even worse. I just want him to feel better!

Grant did a great job as Mr. Mom today. I offered to switch roles with him for a while! ;) I am officially 13 weeks today, but my pregnancy post is going to have to wait until tomorrow. I need to get some sleep first!

I really appreciate all the thoughts and prayers sent his way!

22 comments:

  1. Hey, it's such a blessing to hear that your dad is well. I mean, well enough. I know, first hand, how surgery can take the best of you. I'm glad that he has all his children BY HIS SIDE thru all of this. He wouldn't want it any other way. God bless him, and your family!

    Hope you have a good week.

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  2. Get some rest Stef! Take care of yourself!

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  3. Will continue to think about him! Hope he starts to feel better soon!

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  4. Very glad he made it through! Keep taking care of yourself, too!

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  5. Praying that he continues to improve!

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  6. That is so scary. I will be praying for his recovery and for rest for all of you.

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  7. I hope that your dad is able to rest and recover quickly - I'm so glad to hear that he is okay!!!

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  8. Oh gosh, my heart goes out to you and your entire family! I know how difficult it can be to see a loved on in the hospital. I will never forget seeing my dad hooked up to all those gadgets and gizmos when he had a triple by pass during my junior year of HS. So helpless...

    Sending many prayers to you and your Daddy! Take care!

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  9. I hope he feels better soon and will be thinking about you and your family over these next days/weeks. Now hopefully you can get some much needed rest too!

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  10. That is so hard, especially when you are still in the early months of pregnancy, when the sickness is tough. Our prayers to your family my dear!

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  11. glad he is ok. Prayers are being answered...and God Bless him.

    can't wait to hear about your pregnancy update...keep us informed in blogland!

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  12. Hang in there Stefanie! *Big Hugs and Many Prayers!!!*

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  13. I hope this tough patch is over for your family soon! Prayers for you, your dad, and your whole family!

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  14. What a stressful day. I'm glad that your dad is okay, and some rest before the next surgery sounds like a good idea.

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  15. Praise God he is okay, I hope he heals quickly with little pain. XOXO

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  16. rest up; I hope your dad gets his strength back soon and will be OK.

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  17. I'm so sorry you guys are having to go through that! I hope your dad is well enough to get the bypass over with soon! Your family will be in our prayers!

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  18. Hope he'll gets better really soon!!!

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