I am so pleased to write tonight's blog entry because Dad is doing so very well following today's surgery to repair the aneurysm on his aorta.
Surgery lasted about three hours. Near the end of that time there was some slight concern because his arteries were not straight which made it a little difficult for the doctor to weave the tubing through his system, but within a short while things turned around and the surgery ended up well.
As Dad left the Recovery Area and was moved late this afternoon in his room in the Intensive Care Unit, the nurses noted that he was happy and smiling and said, "Wow! This man is doing really well." The primary care physician came in and said to Dad, "You're a Bionic Man! You have good blood flow into your feet, and you have a strong heart. You may live to be 90!"
Dad was eager to tell us all this when we saw him this evening. He stated to us visiting there with him, "You guys are fun to be with!" :) He was conversing well and cheery and very comfortable during our visit.
In fact, Dad is doing so well, that if he continues to do this well, there is consideration that he may even be sent home tomorrow, which would be a day or two earlier than normal for this kind of surgery.
So this is all a great blessing and an answer to prayer!
We are rejoicing in this wonderful news tonight, and so relieved to have this surgery behind us, and now are hopeful for a speedy and successful recovery.
Once again, let me say THANK YOU to all of you who are praying for my dad. And thank you as you continue to pray for continued strength for Mother (she's doing very well...) and for Dad during this time of recovery!
And may you be blessed in return!