kistha: (Bleeding)
We're back. We came home yesterday afternoon.

Dad's doing well. He's done very well, although there was a brief bout of arrhythmia and then an accelerated heart rate. It happens to 3 in 5 patients who have this surgery, and they got it under control and all looks well. After that scare (I blame the nurse that was on, one of the hand wringing flighty ones) Mom decided she was staying at the hospital. After that there was even less reason for us to stay.

And...

I don't know what it was in the house but my allergies went APE. I couldn't breathe through my nose after the first night there, and it just kept getting worse. This was with the "Allegra" and I ran out yesterday. So, I wanted to get home before my head exploded in a v bad way.

I'll be getting an update call every evening, and of course a call should something change. Dad should be coming home at the end of the week, and I think that the week after that we'll go up and stay for the weekend. I might go up early if Mom needs me. But I think I'm going to blow some of those travel points and get a condo next time we go up. I'm still all congested.

Off to have a shower at home where the water pressure is fabulous!
kistha: (Default)
He's out and Mom should be able to see him soon. 5 1/2 hours later and a quadruple bypass later he's in the ICU for the next 24 hours.

The doc says it went really well, so we're headed out for a nap while they keep him sedated for a few hours until they are ready to pull the trach tube. Funny, he's also orange like an oompa loompa. (From the antibacterial paint)

It looks very good though.

Mom's feels likely that she can finally sleep now that he's out and doing very well.


Thanks for all the support, prayers and good wishes.

Love to you all.

No Radcon.

Feb. 13th, 2008 12:39 pm
kistha: (Too much)
My Dad is having emergency open heart surgery tomorrow or Friday, so, that's not happening.

I'm not as scared as I think I should be, but I'm a master at the Miles family "compartmentalize" and "suppress". I don't have any bad doom like feelings about it, so that's a relief. I want to get there so I can help my Mom - she's probably pretty lonely. We should be leaving tonight this just sucks - I hope it all goes well.

This was the first thing I was really looking forward to in a long time, and was excited to see people I never see. (Including at least two from around here!) I'm really grateful to Doug and Joy giving me my first pro opportunity, and am feeling terribly guilty that we had to cancel. I know it's ridiculous, but there it is - like contracting a job and not doing it.

Have fun for us - and toss us a prayer or two if you can.

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