Thursday, May 6, 2010

What a day!

Around 11 a.m. I received a text message from my brother stating the Angiogram revealed a 90% blockage in one artery and 50% in a couple other ones. Immediately contacting him to inquire further he stated they were scheduling an ambulance to take dad from Kaiser to Mercy hospital which is one of the best-known cardiology hospital in the U.S. to have a stint put in.

I raced down to the other hospital and was blessed to find my dad just minutes before wheeling him off to surgery. You could certainly see he was scared, but at the same time he was relieved they found something and were handling it quickly.

Total time was around an hour and a half, then his cardiologist came out bearing pictures and sharing explanations. He indicated the right artery going into the heart was extremely calcified which was a challenge, but in the end he was able to insert two stints. He said the other blockages were minor and could be treated with medication. He said dad was in good shape and should be let go the next day.

As soon as dad came out of surgery and was being wheeled to his room we walked beside him; he was awake and talking. Within an hour of the surgery you could see his color in his face and body return and his hands had started to regain warmth. By 9:30 last night they were removing the sandbag from his leg which was being used as pressure on his femoral artery.

More than anything, dad shared he was hungry. Hahahahahaha So like our family! They managed to round up a delicious dinner which he ate, then caught some rest.

Mere words of thanks do not seem adequate enough to say for the overwhelming appreciation I have for your love, support and most of all prayers. Truly we are blessed to have you in our lives.

With love,


khadijateri said...

Glad to hear a happy ending! Bless you and all your family. May your father make a speedy recovery!

on the edge said...

Fantastic news !!!! Moe has had 4 stints. But please be vigilant against strokes from blood clots, as we think this is what caused Moe's strokes . He was pit on blood thinners long enough .I heard that there in the US , they have the patient on blood thinners longer to help prevent this from happening .All the best ... OTE

Sparkling Motivation said...

I'm so glad to hear he's recovered ^_^

Your love for him reminded me of my Dad, who's still in Libya... miss him loads... xxx T_T

Hope everyone's parents are safe and happy!!