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Old 03-27-2012, 07:03 PM   #2101
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Well my dad made it through the bypass but they ended up doing a quad instead of triple and said he has a lot of blockages all throughout that they can not do anything about. He is in pain (of course) and having difficulty breathing (not sure about this).

It is scary as he is such a healthy eater, he is slim and walks at least an hour a day; that being said, I'm sure he isn't perfect in what he consumes but I know he does well. (I'm sure genetics play a large factor).

Other people in the waiting rooms have said they will recommend a vegetarian diet before he leaves. (My mother has been a vegetarian for years). On the waiting room part.. that is a hard place to be all night but I wasn't about to leave my mother there alone and she wasn't going anywhere.

Thanks for the prayers and good wishes. Hopefully he will be home by the weekend.
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Old 03-27-2012, 07:09 PM   #2102
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Well my dad made it through the bypass but they ended up doing a quad instead of triple and said he has a lot of blockages all throughout that they can not do anything about. He is in pain (of course) and having difficulty breathing (not sure about this).

It is scary as he is such a healthy eater, he is slim and walks at least an hour a day; that being said, I'm sure he isn't perfect in what he consumes but I know he does well. (I'm sure genetics play a large factor).

Other people in the waiting rooms have said they will recommend a vegetarian diet before he leaves. (My mother has been a vegetarian for years). On the waiting room part.. that is a hard place to be all night but I wasn't about to leave my mother there alone and she wasn't going anywhere.

Thanks for the prayers and good wishes. Hopefully he will be home by the weekend.
Oh, Merlot, thanks for the report. Continued prayers and good wishes! Hoping your dad will soon be good as new!
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Old 03-27-2012, 07:10 PM   #2103
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Well my dad made it through the bypass but they ended up doing a quad instead of triple and said he has a lot of blockages all throughout that they can not do anything about. He is in pain (of course) and having difficulty breathing (not sure about this).

It is scary as he is such a healthy eater, he is slim and walks at least an hour a day; that being said, I'm sure he isn't perfect in what he consumes but I know he does well. (I'm sure genetics play a large factor).

Other people in the waiting rooms have said they will recommend a vegetarian diet before he leaves. (My mother has been a vegetarian for years). On the waiting room part.. that is a hard place to be all night but I wasn't about to leave my mother there alone and she wasn't going anywhere.

Thanks for the prayers and good wishes. Hopefully he will be home by the weekend.
Glad to hear your dad made it thru the bypass. Staying with your mom was a wonderful thing for you to do. hospital waiting rooms are the pits but you pulled through and can be proud of yourself.
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Old 03-27-2012, 07:23 PM   #2104
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Thank you both :)
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Old 03-27-2012, 07:45 PM   #2105
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Well my dad made it through the bypass but they ended up doing a quad instead of triple...

That's great news! Glad to hear dad is on his way to recovery.
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Old 03-27-2012, 08:02 PM   #2106
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His breathing is tough because of the pain. They should be able to keep him comfortable enough and still be lucid. Able to function and participate in his therapies. If he's in so much pain, holler about it. The medical world knows that if someone is hurting, they are unable to get better in a timely fashion. Be an advocate for him and rattle the nurses cages.

And, I am happy to hear your Dad came through the surgery!
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Old 03-27-2012, 08:16 PM   #2107
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Pleased to hear that your dad is on the mend. More healing vibes going in his direction.
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Old 03-28-2012, 07:37 AM   #2108
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Thank you Andy, PF and taxlady :) I know none of you have known me for very long but it really helps to vent somewhere. I don't like to post on facebook much, even though it is friends and family.... the way information gets spread out it sounds like a good opportunity for people to see that they are not in their home.

He had a bad evening, but I had to come home to get my child off to school and back to work after I go back to doc myself. My mom is still with him so she will keep me informed and keep the nurses on their toes! We are hoping the chest tube can come out today, and his hand is completely numb so the doc is checking into that too.
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Old 03-28-2012, 10:18 AM   #2109
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Merlot, hoping your dad continues to make progress.
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Thank you Andy, PF and taxlady :) I know none of you have known me for very long but it really helps to vent somewhere. I don't like to post on facebook much, even though it is friends and family.... the way information gets spread out it sounds like a good opportunity for people to see that they are not in their home.

He had a bad evening, but I had to come home to get my child off to school and back to work after I go back to doc myself. My mom is still with him so she will keep me informed and keep the nurses on their toes! We are hoping the chest tube can come out today, and his hand is completely numb so the doc is checking into that too.
I hope he gets better and that they can figure out what is causing the numbness.
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