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Sunday, March 31, 2019

View from the hospital

This was my view for much of the day on Friday.  It's from the 6th floor of the hospital.
My dad has been very weak and short of breath recently and was scheduled for a cardiac catheterization Friday morning.  It showed that his heart is only working at 25% and the pressures in his heart are quite high, and so was his blood pressure.
They ended up admitting him to the heart center for monitoring and trying some new medications.
In spite of feeling pretty crummy, he continues to smile and joke with the staff, and has the nurses all loving him!  He's a blessing for sure!

When we went up on Saturday we were happy to see the sparkle back in his eyes.  He'd even been up for a short walk and his blood pressure was much improved.  At this time they think he may be able to go home on Monday.

My niece Halle was with us and he was very happy to see her!  Grandkids are always a joy, right?
Thanks for your prayers for him.  I'm hoping to report he's back home soon.

12 comments:

Terri D said...

He does look good in that picture and grandkids will do that for you. Sure hope to hear he got to go home on Monday. Prayers lifted and will continue!

Arlene @Nanaland said...

Hoping the change of meds helps your dad Mari. I am sure the nurses love his sweet smile.

Joyful said...

Sorry to hear that your father ended up in hospital but glad to hear he is doing much better.

Ramblings of a Retired Lady said...

Good to hear your Dad is some better and might get to go home today. Hoping the new meds will work and keep him well.

Linda said...

Oh no!!! I am so sorry….hoping he feels better each day my friend. smiles

Dianna said...

Prayers continue for your dad, Mari. And, yes, grandkids are always a joy. Hallie could put the sparkle back in her granddad's eyes, for sure.

Kim said...

I hope he's feeling better and on his way home today.

Beth Cotell said...

Prayers for your dad!

Doris said...

Reminds me of how the nurses loved my dad too....so special to have parents who are kind even when feeling crummy.
Hope to hear he’s back home soon!

Mary said...

Your dad is in my thoughts and prayers, Mari

Cherdecor said...

To be feeling so crummy, he looks really good. We will be praying for him. 25% doesn't sound like much. I hope they can get help for him.

Jenny said...

I'm so glad the doctors got him sorted out. It's too bad he had to feel poorly but now he's on the mend. What a sweet face he has! xoxo