Saturday, December 12, 2009

My dad, prayers and blessings

My dad had a heart attack yesterday. I was at work, about 8:45 am, and my brother sent us all a text, that they called 911. I called Steve, and they were at the hospital. Dad was having a heart catheter procedure to see how his arteries were looking. By the time I got to Fountain Valley 45 minutes later, he was still not out of surgery. When the doctor came out a few hours later, he said it was bad. His main right Coronary artery was blocked 95%, and his midline right artery, blocked 100%. They put in 3 stents into his arteries. Dad had a triple bypass 15 years ago, and had a pretty good history since. But his diabetes has not been good this year, and has had complications with his kidneys. So at 76, it is a tough go this time. He had a temporary pacemaker put in.

Steve and his son Chad gave dad a blessing, and so many prayers are being said on his behalf. After a few hours in ICU, his heart was doing most of the work on it's own, without the help of the pacemaker. He was alert, and thankful for the love and support.
Today, he is resting, and my mom is with him. His nurses say he is doing well, and just needs to rest.
I am so thankful for priesthood power, for an amazing family and network of friends who know that the Lord is over all.

11 comments:

Mike and Dejah Morris said...

We are so glad that he is doing better!

Lauri said...

Oh my! My prayers will be with him and you at this trying time. Hang in there.

Escobar Family said...

We will keep him in our prayers! What an amazing family to be surrounded by...he is very blessed! We love you!

Grandma Kris said...

It was announced at the ward party last night that your dad had a heart attack! Seeing that you had made a post today gave me hope that he is doing ok. Priesthood power. What do people do without it? The comfort a blessing gives is indescribable. May your dad receive miracles during these days ahead. It sounds like he already has

Kim Loudon said...

What a handsome man! So glad he is alright. The priesthood is such a gift. We will be praying for him and your sweet family. LOVE YOU!

Sara Jane said...

oh sheryl! i love you. what a scary few days for you. i am glad he is doing better. i will add him to my prayers! xoxoxo

Marie said...

Sheryl, add Todd's and my prayers to the rest. ((((hugs))))

Brian said...

We heard about this from Karen's Facebook post...we're praying for him!

Sundbergs said...

How scary. i am so glad he is doing better. our love and prayers are with all of you.

Grammy Staffy said...

I am sorry to hear about your Dad. I hope that all goes well. I will keep him and your family in my prayers. Best wishes and Love, Lura

Emily said...

I hope he recovers fully and I love you Sheryl, I am so sorry you had such a scare.