I wanted to give you all an update on my dad's condition.
After his heart cath on Friday, the doctor's let us know what they had discovered.
First of all, he will have to have triple bypass surgery, because his blockages are very severe.
Secondly, he has an abdominal aortic aneurysm. After further testing on that, they discovered that it is 4 cm; they typically only operate on them once they reach 5 cm, so for now, they will just keep a close eye on it.
He will be having his bypass surgery on Monday at 1:00 pm, if all goes according to plan.
He is, obviously, very overwhelmed right now. They kept him in the hospital for the weekend, so that they could do further testing on him, and also so that they could keep an eye on his blood pressure and heart rate. Not to mention they are giving him meds to help calm his nerves.
God has shown himself to us over and over since we have been at the hospital. People from my mom's Sunday school class, have already been up to the hospital to visit and pray over him.
And as it turns out, my mom and dad's next door neighbor is the church chaplain, so that was very comforting for my dad to see her and have her pray for him.
Not to mention the pulmonologist that came in to see him and talk about his lung functions prayed for him. We had never had a doctor to do that before, so it was needless to say, very comforting.
As I was walking to his room yesterday, I noticed a little jar on a counter near the waiting room. There was a sign by the jar that said something like, "Grab your blessing for today."
So, I said a little prayer for my dad, and I grabbed a "blessing" for him.
This is what his "blessing" said.
"I trust your love,
and I feel like celebrating
because you rescued me.
You have been good to me, LORD,
and I will sing about you."
I am saving this for him, because I feel like after he recovers and is on the way to better health, that he will know that he knows that it was God that rescued him. What a blessing! Amen?
I thank you all for your prayers for my family, and as soon as I am able, I will post an update to let you all know how my dad is doing.
"May your unfailing love be my comfort, according to your promise to your servant."