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posted 5/29/2007 10:56:23 PM |
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  ladybootscooter

First of all I would like to say thanks for all your kind words, thoughts and prayers they mean more than you will ever know. Even got a smile out of Dad today when I told him that there were lots of wonderful people all over the country that he had never met that were praying for him! So I just wanted to let ya'll know the angiogram today did not give us good news. They were unable to fix the damage with stents or angioplasty. Turns out that he has apparently had 1 or 2 heart attacks before and either didn't notice them or ignored the symptoms. The damage is extensive but the blockage is even worse. While none of it is at 100% blocked it is in the 90's. So...Thursday morning they will do a quintuple bypass on him and hopefully fix him up that way. He is trying to joke that he hopes they use a new Homelite with a good sharp chain to cut open his chest but I knew he was scared when he refused to watch the informational video with me that explains the procedure and the aftercare that he will need. I caught him glancing a time or two but for the most part he turned his attention to CNN throughout it. I know he's in a great hospital (rated in the top 10 in nation) and has a surgeon with an impeccable reputation but I will admit I'm scared and damn worried here! And then as if the day couldn't possibly get any worse as I was pulling out of the hospital parking lot to head home for the night I get a call on my cell from my son and he has just been in a wreck two hours away! Seems a little old lady had her turn signal on but didn't turn and T-Boned his little Civic with a "big ol SUV"!! Thank God he is ok, shook up but ok, just his little car is not so ok!! So yeah it's been a pretty bad day around here!!

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wtxman

May 29 @ 11:54PM  
Our prayers will continue for your father
ynot7769

May 29 @ 11:55PM  
well ....shit...in a bucket!

on the flip side...ALL are ok...and the surgery for your dad althou a knife is a knife is now a days something done all the time with great sucess rate.......positive thoghts for you n yours....ohhh and one more thing....be glad that is something they KNOW how to fix n not some crap they tried on me


i'm confident all will be well......a long haul but WELL none the less
31sunshine

May 29 @ 11:58PM  
I'm sorry that you didn't get the news you were hoping for, I'll keep him in my prayers!!
31sunshine

May 29 @ 11:58PM  
I'm sorry that you didn't get the news you were hoping for, I'll keep him in my prayers!!
NightOfOld

May 30 @ 12:11AM  

With so many of us praying, I'm sure our prayers will be geard,
Lots of love to you too sweety.
borty293

May 30 @ 12:15AM  
Hang in there Scooter...I've been sending prayers for you and your Father...I know its hard but try to keep a sense of humor...it helps ease the worry
Blueyesprkln

May 30 @ 12:18AM  
Thank goodness your son is alright and your father will be just fine too. Like you said before he's a strong man, and he will fight the fight to come back from this. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
casuallylooking

May 30 @ 12:20AM  
My prayers continue to be with you and your family.
I agree with Y, although this is still a serious and scarey surgery. They now do it every day with an extremely high success rate.
I'm glad that your son is alright........
Make sure you get some rest too. Okay?
Hugs to you ,Prayers for you......
sue1968

May 30 @ 2:00AM  
Your father is in my prayers. My dad had that same problem and the same surgery and he is still doing great after 11 years
ShadowsAngel

May 30 @ 7:09AM  
HUGSSSSSSSSSSS Scoots. I know how worrisome it is but remember we are all praying and this many prayers can't possibly go unanswered.
Ashinatrix

May 30 @ 7:13AM  
Dearest Stormy......my father had the same procedure.....he is fine and over-active to this day.....your father is in my heart and prayers.....love you-Ashley

alybai42

May 30 @ 7:35AM  
My thoughts are with you at this time.

Aly
skinonskin

May 30 @ 8:04AM  
Sue says:
Your father is in my prayers. My dad had that same problem and the same surgery and he is still doing great after 11 years
Sue's statement right there, would be the most uplifting news I would want to hear if me or someone I really cared about, were in the same situation! It just shows how far the medical field has come and its only scratched the surface of things to come for people! There's always hope!

I wish your father a speedy recovery and glad that your son is ok. Autos can be replaced.

REAL_UNIQUE

May 30 @ 8:46AM  
I hope all goes well.
NachoBaby

May 30 @ 9:15AM  
Just keep your chin up and don't forget to take care of you so that you can be there for him k? Prayers will remain in effect til you tell us he is home and doin ok.

My 88 year old granma just had hip replacement surgery.. and she is doin great.. your dad will do great too.
max49

May 30 @ 10:16AM  
So sorry to hear about your Dad and your son sweetie. I'm glad that your son is okay and your Dad will be as well. He will be in my prayers as well and I don't blame him one bit for being scared. I'm not scared of much but let a doctor come at me with a knife and I'll wet my pants LOL. Stay strong sugar but take care of yourself as well.
hotbox1968

May 30 @ 11:52AM  
Oh sweetie sorry to hear about your son glad hes ok....

And your Dad is still in our thoughts and prayers... We wish him a fast and healthy recovery...

My father in law had it done twice now and at 71 he is doing real good

I just wish Mr hotbox would take it easy as well... He also has 90% blockage and a leaky heart valve to boot... He had a heart attack and age 36 and he will be 40 this year... God I wish he would stop smoking

We will pray extra hard on Thursday...

Lots of love hun

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