Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Could I get some good thoughts here please? (updated)

Just heard my father is going to have a triple bypass in the morning. Weird. He's perfect weight, doesn't drink, doesn't smoke. He excercises. Still, 4 arteries are blocked. Ugh.

He's 72 years old and I'm worried.

update: It's a triple bypass with 4 clogged arties because 2 of the arteries will be bypassed with one "new" vein. Hence the "triple" and not "quadruple".

62 comments:

Denise said...

Yikes. My thoughts are with you and your family. Hoping the surgery goes smoothly and his recovery is quick.

Not in the Water said...

I will pray...my grandpa was 80 and had a QUADRUPLE...and now he is almost 89 and still driving...

ssbean said...

I hope everything goes okay. Keep us informed tomorrow. It's natural to be concerned/worried, but try to keep in mind that he will be in good hands. I'm sure he has a wonderful doctor and the rest of the team will be just as wonderful.

Io said...

Nancy, your dad will be in my thoughts.

Nikki said...

Keeping your dad and your family in my thoughts and prayers. I hope all goes well.

Sometimes these things don't even need bad eating / exercising habits or smoking etc to happen. Both my parents have had blocked arteries, and they are pure vegetarians, non smokers, non drinkers. It just happens sometimes.

Take care.

Jenera said...

You got 'em. That's a tough thing but especially with the holidays and what not.

::hugs::

Lisa said...

I sending all the positive vibes I have...

Try and take it easy. Since he is in such good shape, he should have a good surgery and a quick recovery. Stay positive!

Rita said...

sending healing vibes to your dad. hope it goes smoothly

soapchick said...

I'm thinking good thoughts and sending good prayers. He wil be okay and this surgery will help him live a long life. My thoughts are with you and your family Nancy.

chicklet said...

Sending all sorts of good thoughts your way.

AJ said...

Your family and you will definitely be in our thoughts and prayers. Just remember to breathe :0)

Mareike said...

Nancy, your dad should do just fine (he may be asking himself right now why he hasn't been enjoying the pleasures of drinking and smoking if this was going to happen.) Not sure why he's having a triple by pass if there are four arteries blocked but you would know better than I.
Anyway, my ex-two had to have bypass surgery AND have part of the septum of his heart removed AND have a defibrilltor implanted and he's still going strong. (I saw him through all of his surgeries and now he's with someone else who actually contacted me when he needed another surgery.)
It's scary but trust me your dad will be just fine.

heavenlytini said...

ill be praying for your dad that surgery goes well!!!

Valerie said...

Nancy I will send some good thoughts your Dad's way. My Dad had this done not long ago and I know how scary this can be.

Mermaid said...

Oh, no. My thoughts are with you and your family. I'm sure he will have a speedy recovery.

Amy said...

I'm so sorry. I will pray for your dad. Both my grandfathers went through this years ago. They are still going strong. Hope everything goes well.

WISHING...HOPING...and PRAYING said...

sending good thoughts...

Jason and Samantha said...

I hope everything turns out well!

Cate said...

Lots of good thoughts and prayers. I used to work for a cardiothoracic office and saw lots of patients who came in for their post ops who are much older than your father if that helps at all...

Poltzie said...

Good luck Nancy, I'll be pulling for your dad!

Lee said...

Sending warm thoughts.

Stacie said...

Sending prayers to you, your father, and your family. I wish him a successful operation and speedy recovery.

Here from ICLW

Sarah R said...

Your dad is in my thoughts!! I hope the surgery goes well, and the recovery is speedy. HUGS!

areyoukiddingme said...

Sending prayers for you and your dad. I hope it's a routine surgery with quick recovery. Good luck.

~*JaYmE*~ said...

I will be thinking of you guys. I hope it all goes well & I'm sure it will. (((((HUGS))))) I know you are afraid but you have to think that its a good thing that they found it before it was too late. I only wish my dad would have seen a doc before he had a fetal heart attack. Again... my thoughts will be w/you guys.

Amanda said...

Wow. You and your family are in my thoughts. ((((hugs))))

Kirsten said...

Thinking of you and yours...thankful that they caught it and can get in there and fix it!
All the best.

Anonymous said...

Hope everything goes well with the surgery. My thoughts are with you and your dad. **HUGS**
~Velma

MrsSpock said...

They really have cardiac surgery perfected nowadays. All those good habits of his will be to his benefit when it comes to recovery after surgery. Sending well wishes his way.

Jen said...

Oh my. I'm sending lots of good thoughts in your father's direction.

Julie said...

You and your family will be in my thoughts. I hope the surgery goes well.

JJ said...

Sending you and your family loads of good thoughts and prayers, nancy...

Jewels said...

My thoughts are with you Nancy and your father is in my prayers. I'm so sorry your ging through this - boy if it's not one thing - its another ~Hugs~

Monica Fayth said...

he'll be in my thoughts and prayers

Sara said...

Nancy, I will send good, healing vibes to your dad. He is in good hands - and this will prolong his life!
I hope the surgery goes well - please keep us updated.
((hugs))

minus one said...

The good news is that he will be in good shape physically to recover from the surgery. His healthy lifestyle and your loving support will carry him a long way. Sending out some good vibes your way.

Brett and Audra said...

Hope all goes well in the morning. He'll be in our thoughts and prayers!

Motel Manager said...

Wow -- my thoughts are definitely with you and your father. I will be keeping my fingers crossed....

Tara said...

Thinking of you Nancy and sending good thoughts.

Ali said...

Just said a prayer for him.

Malky B. said...

So sorry for this bad news. Hope the surgery goes well.

ICLW

Jen said...

Nancy~

I'm so sorry that I'm posting this so late.
I will be hoping and praying that everything goes well for your dad in the morning.
Your entire family will be in my thoughts tomorrow.
((((HUGS))))

Topcat said...

Wow. Gee ... I wish him a seamless op, and to get well soon.

I just tagged you.

XOX

The Captain's Wife said...

I'll be sending positive thoughts his way all day..

Anonymous said...

Hey Nancy. I will pray that your dad has an uneventful surgery and that he has a quick recovery.

FIL has had 2 of those and I know how badly they shook Doug up. You (and your family) are in my thoughts.

{{HUGS}}

Tammy

jenn said...

Nancy I am so sorry you & your family have to face this! You will all be in my thoughts for a smooth & safe surgery & recovery for your dad.

g said...

OMG.. i will be keeping your family in my thoughts that all goes well and a speedy recovery.. ((HUGS))).. i am here for you if you need anything...!

lucky13 said...

endless good thoughts...all the best.

Jendeis said...

So sad to hear this news. Praying that your dad makes it through everything with flying colors.

Julie said...

Hope the surgery goes smoothly and he has a fast recovery! Is he having it done in AZ or here?

IdleMindOfBeth said...

Keeping your family in my prayers hon.

Hollie said...

I hope and pray for your dad that everything turns out ok after the surgery.

Chelle said...

Thinking of you and your dad today.

Jen said...

I am sending you lots and lots of good thoughts for a smooth surgery, quick recovery and a Happy Thanksgiving. Many hugs.

Brandi said...

My thoughts are with you. I hope your dad makes a speedy recovery!

Wordgirl said...

Oh Nancy,

I'm thinking of you and your father; I'm sure it's a scary time. My uncle had the same procedure -- and he was a lifelong runner and skinny as a rail -- 75 and healthier than me to all appearances -- it was a shock to everyone -- but he's recovered wonderfully.

XO

Pam

calliope said...

thinking of you ALL and hoping for a smoooooooooth surgery with a quick hospital release.
xo

Morgan said...

I'm thinking about you and your family Nancy, I'm sure everything will be just fine...please keep us updated, we all care too :)
<3 u!

theclam said...

That is scary Nance, thinking of you and your family and sending healing thoughts to your Dad.

xxx

Sam said...

ooh scary stuff. I hope that it all goes well, even if you can't stop yourself from wearing a hole in the carpet!

margelina said...

Praying everything goes well today.

Michelle said...

Hey Nancy~
Hope your father's surgery is going well and that his recovery will be quick!