Sunday, August 15, 2010

FIL update

III's dad came out of surgery about 1:30am. Because he's had several heart surgeries before, including a bypass where they had already had to crack his chest, getting in and closing up took them longer than it usually does.

This morning, assuming he is doing as expected, they plan to take out his breathing tube. Then, they will need to monitor his bleeding from the surgery and his kidney output to make sure everything is normal. They also, of course, need to monitor for possible tissue rejection.

So he has a long road ahead of him, BUT... he has a new heart!!!

And the best part?

Today is his birthday.

4 comments:

Fran said...

Oh my friend, when I read that today is FIL birthday I got chills in my back! What a wonderful gift!!

I know the road is long but I'm sending lots of positive thoughts from here. Fran

Kakunaa said...

That is just so apropos - his birthday??? I am flabbergasted! And I am glad that wait finally ended...I am so happy for you guys!

Marion said...

Awsome birthday present! I'm praying he will recover well from the surgery!

Frenchie said...

That is amazing. Looking forward to hearing more updates on his progress. Thinking of you and your family...