Apr 18, 2008

You Know It's Bad When...

... the nurse walks into your father's recovery room and cheerily says: "I remember you. Haven't you been here enough?"

Yes... 'nother trip to the VA Hospital yesterday. He had a procedure done called a cardiac ablation.

I had to get up by 4am and be at my parents' house by 5am in order to get him to the hospital by 7am. The procedure was done by 11:30 and the doctor thinks it was successful to take care of one particular arythmia. Because my Dad's heart is enlarged due to high blood pressure and cardiac disease, there's a good possibility that he could develop other arythmias that won't be "curable". We were able to leave the hospital by 4pm, and I was home by 6:30pm.

I was glad that my Dad was in a good mood before and after the surgery. It's not a fun ride when he's grumpy.

Talk about one LONGGGG day!

4 comments:

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

That was a long day. i will pray for your father and for you too.

katkiley said...

Since I have had many of those loooonnnggg days myself I totally understand how tired you are.

I am really glad the procedure went well for your day. I hope and pray that he will be healthy for a long, long while now.

Take care of yourself too.

Kathy

Sharon said...

That was s seriously long day! Glad everything went okay!

Jenna said...

I'm glad that you can be there for your dad so often, and I'm sure that he and your mom are, too! Glad to hear everything went okay. I hope that he doesn't develop any more anytime soon.