Friday, May 8, 2009

Not Out of the Woods Yet

My dad had his cardiac cath yesterday. It revealed almost 100% blockage in two major vessels, 50%, and 36% in the other two. He will be having triple bypass surgery on Monday. At first I was floored by the news. But then I began thinking about how amazing it is that even in his current state he had no heart muscle damage from the cardiac attack, EKG is normal, Echo was normal with an almost perfect ejection fraction. He beat pneumonia and is completely mentally with it. He is a walking miracle. With his heart he should have suffered a massive heart attack. God is watching over my dad to get him the medical care he needs to keep him around. My family all has that calming and unexplainable peace about all this. Even though he faces a major surgery on Monday we all feel that God is in control. Please pray for that continued peace, for us to just enjoy our extra time with my dad and for skilled hands on Monday.


Allison said...

He will continue to be in my prayers. Thinking of all of you all the time. I'm so happy to hear you have this peaceful feeling of knowing that God is in control.

Jesse and Mandy Peterson said...

You're absolutely right. God's got His hands in this whole situation and there are angels all around your dad at every moment. Your family will continue to be in my prayers as he faces surgery Monday, and I can't wait to see what God does next!