Friday, May 4, 2012

A good day....

Hi Everyone!  I hope you are all getting ready for a wonderful weekend.  I thought I would update you on what happened today.  It started for me at 2:50 am.  I had to get ready, get the dogs out to the barn and leave my house by 4:00 am so I could get to my parents so we could leave by 4:30 am.  So I'm running on 5 hours of sleep.

We got to the hospital and they took my dad back right away.  He was the first procedure of the morning and by 9:15 we were being taken to the conference room to meet with the cardiologist for the results.  My dad ended up with two of the three arteries around the heart having 90% blockage which resulted in two stents being put in.  The third artery is closed.  My dad has had a heart attack and didn't know it.  And that artery has been closed for some time.  Maybe for a long time.  So it's actually pretty amazing that he hasn't had any problems until recently.

It was a relief to know that he shouldn't have any cardiac issues for the next surgery.  And the next surgery can not happen for 4 weeks.  He has to be on Plavix for 4 weeks and then they can do the surgery.  His cardiologist and his vascular surgeon both told us that his aneurism is not going to rupture.  The cardiologist was able to look at the inside of the aneurism and although it's serious and absolutely needs repaired, they are both confident that it isn't going to rupture.  We ALL needed to hear that.

Dad should be coming home tomorrow late in the day and will have a follow up on Wednesday with the cardiologist.  They will do the ECHO at that time.  Then he'll just need to wait the four weeks for the next surgery.  I want to thank you for your comments and emails of concern, well wishes and prayers.  We ALL really appreciate it.  I'm so happy I'm apart of such a wonderful, caring community of ladies.  But now I really need some sleep.  I hope to have projects from last weekends craft fair ready to share with you next week.  Thanks for stopping by.


  1. ohhh
    thanks Holly for posting this!
    take care of yourself!!!

  2. Speedy recovery for papa. Sleep for you.


  3. What a scary experience I am sure it is for your father and for your family. I pray your dad has a speedy recovery and good health for years to come. Diane

  4. Holly,
    I am so happy for you that they were able to fix this for your dad and get him scheduled and under meds for the other... I have had you in my prayers along with your family and I am still keeping you all on my prayer list.. Whew! I bet you just feel like Whew! I sure wish we lived closer so I could help in some way... just know I am praying for y'all..

    God Bless,