Thursday, October 23, 2008

The Surgery

We are praising the Lord for his goodness and watch care over Tom. He went through the surgery well. He had some bleeding in the chest that caused concerns and they gave him platelets to help the clotting process. He was in CVICU on Tuesday and part of Wednesday. He then was moved to CICU. (The V for vascular and the latter for Cardiac Care.)

He had some unusual pain late Tuesday (aside from the normal post surgery pain, which in itself is horrific for some). They called the surgeon back to the hospital and ordered some tests to check the chest area for any blood build up or other abnormalities. Everything was fine and they ordered some stronger meds. Late yesterday evening they discovered a "pericardia rub", which is an inflammation of the lining around the heart. They told us that should clear up in a couple of days. He walked a little late evening yesterday and is making good progress.

I thank each of you that has prayed, posted and asked others to pray. It is so comforting!

Hope to talk to you again is a few days.

12 comments:

Happy @ Home said...

So glad to hear the surgery went well. I will keep you both in my thoughts.
~Kim

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Thank you for the update. I'm so thankful the Lord answered our prayers! Still praying - for both of you.

Katherine

9405018--Pat said...

So glad to hear the surgery went well..i will kept you both in my prayers.....
Pat H

Beautiful Pear Tree Lane said...

Just found you tonight,I am glad that all went well with your husband's surgery.We will add you all to our prayer lists.
Blessings,
Sue

Nancy said...

PTL, I am so happy the surgery went well! I will be praying for you all! nancy

Kathy said...

Sandy and I have been praying for Tom and for you and your children many times each day. As he was being rolled into surgery CeeKay, Sandy, and I were praying together in the cottage. God is so good and we are thrilled that Tom is doing well. We know he will have recovery time ahead of him and that you are expecting a new grandchild any day. We will be praying for all of you as both stressful and joyous events unfold.
love and prayers...Kathy

Dawn said...

Praise the Lord for good progres!

Kelli said...

I'm glad to hear the surgery went well. I will be praying!
~Kelli

Joy said...

So glad he came thru the surgery well. I will keep you all in my prayers.

dan and cheryl forbes said...

Still praying for a good recovery and praising God for his goodness in the surgery process. Glad to know that Andrea could make it home to be with you all.
Cheryl & Dan

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

I am so sorry. I missed this with my own personal problems. I feel so bad!! My prayers are with you!!
Hugs, Terrie

Miss Janice said...

I found your blog on the roll of ~Southern Lady-Nancy~. I'm sorry about your husband's condition and will pray a prayer right now...for his recovery! Like you, I love Pigeon Forge at this time of year--beautiful scenery and shopping! I will stop in again soon.
Miss Janice