Tuesday, February 26, 2008

My Dad

I'm sitting up at a Heart Hospital where I've been for two days straight. Yesterday morning, my Dad called my Mom and asked her to come pick him up and take him to the Hospital. It was there that we discovered he has suffered a heart attack that night before.

Right away they took him back to do an angiogram. During that process, they found three clots in the back of the heart. Because of this discovery they were unable to put the stint in. They put him on a blood thinner to break down the clots. That brings us to this morning where they went to check on the clots and hopefully put the stint in. Well, they couldn't get up the artery to the heart due to having basically a crooked or coiled artery.

So, they took him in for a CT Scan to look at the femural arteries in his legs to see if the other leg was an option and to see if the one artery had perforated. The CT Scan showed that they could take the Sheath out of the leg and there was no damage, but the anatomy of his arteries would not allow the procedure to work.

On top of all this, he has bad kidneys and the dye isn't the best thing for them. So, the Doctors want to give his kidneys a rest and medically treat his heart now from the heart attack.


So, this is the journey I've been on the last two days and I needed to write all this information that's been in my head. Thanks for listening and praying!!!

6 comments:

Chelle said...

Will be praying for all of you!

ashleykimble said...

You and your dad are in my prayers.

Connie said...

Hey...we will be praying for you all!

shanna said...

I have been praying continuously!!! Holly Ely sent me an email yesterday and let me know. How is your mom doing?

Kimberly said...

Praying.

Erica Lynn said...

I'm so glad for you and your family. I will be praying.