Saturday, June 19, 2010

Not just a walk in the park…

We had a very scary week around here.  Tuesday night we had to call an ambulance for my dad at midnight.  He was experiencing chest pains and very high blood pressure.  Back in ‘95 he had a heart attack and underwent double by-pass surgery.  I felt like I was experiencing déjà vu…here I am living at home again and dad thinks he is having a heart attack again. Except of course, I am now older, married, have a family and I am pregnant.  Stress is not so good for pregnancy.  Anyway, after a very long night and a hospital transfer, we learned that Dad had suffered another heart attack.  Thankfully, it was mild (just like in ‘95).  On Thursday they performed an angiogram to see what damage had been done and how much blockage there was to the heart.  We were praying that he could have a stint put in, instead of by-pass again. Our prayers were answered and his (excellent) doctor was able to drop a stint in to the same artery that had been by-passed fifteen years ago.  I learned that when a vein from your leg is used in a by-pass, like my dad, it is only good for 10 –15 years.  With the stint in place he should not experience any more problems!  Praise the Lord!  We are all very relieved and very grateful!  Dad is home now and resting.


Needless to say – Hudson’s routine was out of sorts this week and we didn’t do a lot outside of sitting at the hospital.  So, Trent and I took him to the park this morning for a little fun…

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We are grateful for fun family days and a healthy Papa. :)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What a scary time. I'm glad your dad is OK and things are returning to normal!