Friday, April 3, 2009

Flying High

Dad is going to be flying high again real soon. Today when we got to the hospital his heart rate was around 50 bpm. They were giving him lots of stuff to thicken his blood for his surgery that was scheduled for 3:30. Dad was is really good spirits but you could tell he wasn't feeling the best. His brothers and sister were there visiting and he certainly enjoyed their company as they waited for the clock to tick. They finally took Dad down to the surgery at 4:45, they were running a little behind, the doctor that was going to do the surgery was quite a funny guy, he told us that he would be performing the procedure, he was the electrician for the hospital that fixes all the lights in the building. Dad had the plumber fix his heart in 2000 but this time he needed the electrician. John asked how big a pacemaker was so the doc brings in the pacemaker and shows it to dad.... it was about as big as a pack of cigarettes but then he said.... "that's not it, it's this one" and that one was the size of a 50 cent piece. In about 15 minutes they were taking him back and we'd see him again in about 2 hours.
John, I and Joanne had some supper and shortly after we got back the doctor was there and letting us know his heart rate was up over 80 bpm, he was doing well and everything went as planned. Dad was awake the entire time, he talked to the people in the procedure and even counted the stitches the doc put in. By the time we left tonight he was doing well and that heart rate didn't drop at all, his color looked so much better and he looked more awake than I have seen him in awhile. He may be 82 years old but now with this new ticker he thinks he's 39 again.
Thank you all for your prayer and thoughts.


The Rau's said...

Heart stuff is scary....I'm glad your dad is going to be ok.

Emmerichs Events said...

We are so glad to hear your dad is doing better. What fantastic things they can do now. Take care and God Bless!

Kelly said...

Your dad is an amazing man, and we are so glad to hear his procedure went well. take care.

Churchlady said...

So glad to hear your dad is doing well!