Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Heart Attack

Well I'm a little late in posting this as it happened almost a week ago, but it is mostly for my own benefit to remember this last week. So feel free to skip this post if you wish :) ...

Last Thursday Andrew was visiting me at work and we were getting ready to leave when he got a call from his brother, Aaron. Apparently Andrew's dad was in the hospital because of chest pain. He had gone to work that morning but was experiencing pain in his chest, arms and neck, so the receptionist at his work drove him to the hospital. As soon as we could we left to pick up his brother and head up to the hospital in Murray. Of course we were headed up right at rush hour and before we had the chance to get on the freeway after taking back roads up to PG, we got a call from Andrew's mom. We were asked to return home to get some overnight things for her as they had just found out that Andrew's dad would be having bypass surgery the next morning. About two hours from the time Aaron had first called Andrew, we finally arrived at the hospital. We found out that he had indeed had a heart attack on his way to work that morning. We were able to visit with Andrew's dad for a little while after they completed some testing and we met the doctor who would be performing his surgery. He explained what would be happening during the surgery and why it was needed. Before leaving, their family bishop and Andrew were able to give him a blessing. We left that night feeling a little apprehensive and exhausted. Andrew went up the next morning to be with his mom and his sister, Jordan during the surgery. They had expected it to be a quadruple bypass surgery, but they ended up doing a triple bypass. The surgery went very well, and at first he was doing better than they had expected, but his recovery slowed down and he was behind schedule. We went to visit again on Saturday and on Sunday. It was hard to see him hooked up to so many different tubes and machines! He is now out of the ICU, however, and expected to be out of the hospital this weekend. If there are any updates to his condition, I'll post them here. Any prayers in his behalf would be greatly appreciated!

4 comments:

Rosie and Derek said...

How is he doing? That is so scary! Hope he's doing well, we'll keep him in our prayers!

Happy Wanderers said...

Wow! I hope everything is ok! We will keep him in our prayers, too!

Mer and Mel said...

Char- that is so scary! I hope he is doing better. Let me know if I can do anything for you, ok? loves!

Malinovka said...

I'm so sorry! Our bishop just had a triple bypass, and it's scary that Andrew's dad isn't on schedule with recovery. We'll keep him and you guys in our prayers!