Thank you for all the kind and encouraging comments, emails, text messages, and prayers.  Reading them in the waiting room this morning calmed my nerves and warmed my heart.  {big hugs}

We had a fairly easy morning and all are in good spirits.  The test went well and we were relieved to find out that the surgery will not be as intrusive as it may have been.

The message my parents got about the surgery was not completely clear and so we found out today that he will actually be meeting with the surgeon on Thursday to discuss the surgery and then an appointment will be made from there.  But the surgery should be scheduled for sometime soon {hopefully in the next few weeks}.

The gritty technical details:
There was 30% blockage in his arteries which is fairly low and so he will not need bypass surgery.  His valve got deteriorated due to infection which tore the valve and left a hole.  They will replace his valve with his own valve.  This surgery is less intrusive and will have a quicker recovery time.  After the surgery he should not have any other issues with this and it will not come back!  Yay!

Mom and I are enjoying the sunshine outside, making phone calls and snacking, while my dad recovers from the sedation.  He is looking forward to where we will go out to eat afterwards...we are thankful and blessed that things are looking up!



  1. Glad to hear things are looking up and it seems to be encouraging news! I will continue to keep your Dad in my thoughts and prayers! Hope y'all found something yummy to eat! I'm sure he was hungry!

  2. So glad you got good news on your dad. Will be praying everything goes smoothly. I completely understand the craziness. My mom's dealing with bad health issues right now and it's turning our lives upside down for the time being.

  3. So glad to hear things are getting better. My Mom-ster had a blockage but was resolved quickly too.
    Sending all of you hugs and more prayers

  4. That's great news Ashley! It must be a big relief that things are as bad as it could've been. My thoughts will be with you over the next few weeks as your Dad waits for his surgery. xo

  5. So glad you received better news about your dad!! Will be praying for him and your family. Thanks for the update!

  6. Wow, I had my head in the clouds the past few days and then some. I was so pre-occupied doing a huge vendor event that I didn't even know anything like this was going on for you. I'm sorry you had to deal with such a scare. I'm praying for you. I know you will find the strength to help your Mom through this. Stay strong. {{HUGS}}

  7. I'm so glad to know that his surgery won't be as bad as it could have been! I'll be praying for quick recovery, and peace & strength for you all!!


  8. OMGOSH! I wish I would've logged on sooner!! I had no idea, I am glad things are looking up!
    I will pray for complete healing!

  9. I'm glad things are going better now sweetie.. I was just in the hospital for a week 2 weeks ago as my cancer fighting dad got pneumonia... it's tough times but all we can do is stay close to our families and be there for one another!

    Stay strong and positive doll!

    xoxo :)


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