Archive for August 8th, 2009

Kim and Tim

Kim and Tim arrived in town a couple of hours ago around 11:00 am to see Dad. They came up with Grammie in their new nice “cash for clunkers” ride. Nice to see them visit. Dad was glad to see them as well and appreciated that they made the drive. For lunch he had parmesan chicken, green beans, pickled beets and some fruit. For once it tasted good, actually ate a good portion.

Dr. Bibler came up to talk with Dad today. He finally got to draw his operation on his pillow. It’s called the “Bentall Procedure.” It was first described in 1968 by Hugh Bentall and is your standard treatment for valve disease. The normal surgery time takes 3-5 hours, and Dad was right within that window. I posted a link above where the Texas Heart Institute describes their patients. Most in depth one I could find. -Adam

Kim, Tim and Grammie with Dad

Good Morning

It is Saturday morning, mom and I are up here seeing Dad. He is just now getting ready to take a shower, for the most part, on his own. Once he is out he is going to them be able to put on some clothes, underwear, pants and a shirt. No more hospital gown. Dad said he slept well once again last night. They only woke him up once at 4:00am to check his vitals and what not. Breakfast was better, he had cold cereal, a banana, a piece of sausage, and a slice of french toast.

Mom says it still seems like Dad may be able to go home tomorrow. They want to make sure and get his Coumidin levels correct before they send him off. Once we are back at home we will still try and update this blog as much as possible. Adam and I will be gone Monday through maybe Thursday, so we will see how that will work with updating you guys.

Love, Lauren