Praise the Lord, Dad is Up and At 'Em!! Thanks for your prayers and concern! Our God is so gracious! Dad came out of surgery at 2p.m. Tuesday and today, Wednesday at 2p.m. (exactly 24 hours later) I was in his recovery room. You can see in the photo below that he got out of bed and is sitting in a recliner and COMBING HIS HAIR! (Both of 'em! *giggle, giggle*)
He had 3 by passes and the Surgeon said since dad is in good shape and young (71 in June!) he thinks he will be just fine! Dad has denied pain medications since 4 a.m.! He says he just feels a little sore! DUH!?!
Yesterday when I first saw him in recovery, I broke down and bawled. He was just coming from under the anesthesia and jerking as though he were having convulsions. One eye was mostly open, but no movement from the eyeball. The other eye was shut. He was so swollen! His head, hands, neck, arms, and feet looked twice their regular size! The breathing tube and chest tube were only 2 of the many wires and devices attached to him. So today I just had to get in there to see him again and boy I'm glad I did. I recieved so much comfort when I saw him in the improved condition!
I will write more after church tonight. God bless you all. You have been such encouragers to my family and I. Well all of you except for one crazy loon out there who left hurtful comments on my previous post and a terrible comment on Jungle Mom's as well! May their loved one never be in such a situation.
As always, click photo to enlarge!