Day one was great for Dad. My Mom, Lindsay, Lauren and I all visited with him for the last time of the night at 7:30 pm. He should have a great night sleep tonight. His eyes were open the whole time as we we’re in and it’s the first time he could briefly talk to us post-surgery. My Dad said his chest is really hurting him. You can see his struggle on his face for comfort. Doctors say tomorrow is the hardest recovery day after heart surgery just because of the pain.
My Mom and I plan to head up first thing in the morning to see him at 8:00 am. Doctors want him active tomorrow with little things to get his body moving. I can’t wait to see him then. It’s definitely not the same with him not here at home.