Wednesday, November 26, 2008

He's out of surgery

Thanks for all the well wishes, I ~really~ appreciate it.

My dad is out of surgery after 6 hours in. The surgery went exactly as according to plan, except they weren't able to bypass 2 veins with one bypass, so he ended up with a quadruple bypass.

He's recovering now in ICU and will spend at least another day there. Then they will move him to his own room. My mom said his color was good and he looked much better than she thought he would. Surgeon said all his numbers were perfect and all he has to do now is heal.

~Whew~.

43 comments:

Lisa said...

That's wonderful Nancy! I am very hapy to hear that he is doing so well. He sounds like a strong man. Could he be where you get your strength from?

Are you hanging in there? Times like this tend to be fair more difficult on the family than the person in surgery/recovery. Make sure to tae care of yourself and Karl.

areyoukiddingme said...

Continued thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery...

lucky13 said...

perfect pre-Thanksgiving gift. be well.

Jen said...

I'm thrilled to hear that everything is going well. Wishing you all the best and a speedy recovery for your dad.

Nikki said...

Thank God. Sending him healthy vibes for a speedy recovery.

Laurel said...

So glad all is well. I hope you can enjoy thanksgiving knowing that he is doing just fine. I will keep him in my prayers!

soapchick said...

Great news. I wish him a speedy road to recovery!

Kymberli said...

Thank goodness. I'm glad to hear that your father is doing well. I hope that is recovery is speedy.

Anonymous said...

I am so happy. What wonderful news to get the day before Thanksgiving.

I will pray for a fast recovery with as little pain as possible.

{{hugs}}

Tammy

Kathy said...

That is so great Nancy! I am glad he is doing so well! You will continue to have my thoughts and and prayers for a quick recovery!

Io said...

So glad to hear your dad is doing well! I hope he has a speedy recovery. Happy Thanksgiving.

Denise said...

So glad everything went well. Keep us updated.

Wordgirl said...

And thanksgiving right around the corner...

Oh Nancy. Thank god. Truly, I'm relieved for you and keeping your father's speedy recovery in my thoughts.

XO

Pam

ssbean said...

That's awesome!! Are you going to be able to visit him during his recovery time?? Hang in there. Keep us updated.

emilythehopeless said...

glad to hear it went well! hope he feels better soon..

Sara said...

That is wonderful news -I am so glad he came out of surgery well and is recuperating.
I hope you are doing okay. I know you must be worried and stressed, so try to take care of yourself.

Amy said...

I'm so glad all went well. Hope his recovery is as smooth.

Valerie said...

Glad to hear your Dad is doing well.

IdleMindOfBeth said...

Wonderful news!

Certainly something to be thankful for this Thanksgiving!

~Joe said...

Oh what good news, sorry I couldn't give you any well wishes I just read this right now, Im so glad hes ok! Thoughts and prayers that he has a speedy recovery

Lee said...

Thanks for sharing your good news!

Wishing for a speedy recovery!

Elana Kahn said...

Oh, I'm so glad he's doing well!! I'll keep him in my prayers.

Topcat said...

Oh my goodness, that's great news, Nancy.

Hope he makes a great recovery ... hope YOU are ok. XOX

bleu said...

Sending many many healthy thoughts for a easy and thorough recovery as gentle as possible. So glad he made it through ok.

jenn said...

I'm so glad it went well- still thinking about you all for a healthy & speedy recovery!

Monica Fayth said...

yay! good news :)

Jewels said...

I'm glad to hear things went well. I was worried - I hate surgery for anyone. (unless it's plastic surgery ;) ) I pray he has a quick recovery.
Happy Thanksgiving. (tomorrow)

Mandy said...

glad to hear that everything went well with surgery. I will continue to pray for a healthy and speedy delivery.

Jen said...

I'm glad to hear that your dad is doing well.
My thoughts and prayers will still be with your family as your dad recovers.
Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

CappyPrincess said...

Wishing your dad the best of recoveries. We went through the same thing with a relative just over a year ago and were surprised at how fast he seemed to heal (outwardly anyway).

What a blessing for your family for the Thanksgiving holiday.

ICLW

Brenda said...

Here's hoping that his recovery is speedy!

Lilith Silvermane said...

So glad to hear about your Dad! Sounds like this year ya'll have a lot to be thankful for!

~hugs~

Geohde said...

Thiking of you and yours....

xx

J

Jess said...

I'm so glad things went well. What a huge relief for you and your family! Sending lots of healing thoughts. xoxo

Krista said...

Glad he's okay! I hope his recovery goes really well with no complications.

calliope said...

HUGE Phew!
continuing to send love & HEAL! vibes.
xo

Tricia said...

Oh Nancy, I didn't see your post on Tuesday. I am glad he pulled through the surgery okay. I hope he continues to mend well.

Take care of you!

Sarah R said...

I'm glad everything went well.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, Nancy!

Hollie said...

Glad to hear he is doing well. What a scary thing for your family.

Heather said...

What a wonderful Thanksgiving gift for you and your family. Glad to hear he is doing well. What a scare. Enjoy your day.
Heather

Ali said...

Good to hear, thanks for the update. Happy Thanksgiving.

Amanda said...

I'm so glad to read that your Dad came out of the surgery well. I hope he continues recover quickly!

JamieD said...

I am so glad to hear your Dad is doing well!

Not funny ha-ha, but my Mom had an emergent quadruple bypass the night before Thanksgiving in 2001. Same story - not overweight, not diabetic, didn't have high blood pressure so it all came as quite a shock. Now, every Thanksgiving I think about sitting in the hospital waiting room watching that episode of Friends with Brad Pitt.

Hang in there, Nancy and tell your Dad we're thinking of him!