Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Today's Update on Dad

We are thankful this morning that Dad's double vision has cleared up. This is a good sign in regards to the bleeding.

They gave him blood yesterday and are giving it again today to try to strengthen him for surgery tomorrow. At this point, they have decided to go ahead with surgery at 9:30 AM Colorado time, which is 10:30 AM Central Time and 11:30 AM Eastern time. They will be doing both arms. This will be a major reconstructive surgery of 6+ hours complicated by his artificial heart valves. As best I understand it, this means that it greatly increases his risk of bleeding, stroke, and/or heart attack due to the fine line that must be walked in regards to keeping the thickness and/or thinness of his blood just right for him in this circumstance.

Please pray for him as he goes through surgery tomorrow. We appreciate your prayers. I also wanted to let you know that your prayers are being heard. Mom said that throughout the day on Sunday she could feel the Lord's presence there with them in the hospital room. Thank you again.

Dixie and Family


Gayle said...

We will continue praying for him.

Philip & Lynn said...

Just want you to know that we're praying for you. Thanks so much for keeping us updated! It helps to know more specific when praying! Love Lynn & Philip