Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Dad's progress

I'm told that dad walked up and down the hallway with a walker today! That's big!

Last week at the end of the first week they estimated that he'd go home in 6 to 8 weeks. I didn't expect him to be up on his feet bearing weight with a walker this soon. They are always surprised at his strength in his limbs. With a little luck, he'll go home sooner :)

The 81 year old surgeon who my sister has worked for the past 30 years and is a close family friend and assisted in this last surgery, did dad's first bypass 20 years ago, is getting married on January 24th and they want dad their.

Yes, I know, 81 years old and assisted....he is amazing. Three docs in their practice do what he did solely alone, each different specialty, years ago. They have him assist because of his skill and knowledge. He stayed in the O.R. all 16 hours of dad's surgery because he had the "blueprint" in his head of the rerouted arteries from 20 years prior.


At November 26, 2008 12:00 PM , Blogger Chickie said...

That is all just awesome.


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