Friday, October 05, 2012

Update on Surgery

Dear dear friends,

Many have already heard, but for those who haven't, I would like to give you an update on Bob. 

Bob was readmitted to the hospital on Tuesday with a planned surgery on Thurs to remove a polyp.  After his first surgery, he was still in a lot of pain. Thurs afternoon surgery went well and the polyp was removed.  Following surgery  he coded.  He stopped breathing.  It was undetermined the reason for that: a pulmonary emboli, or heart attack were question marks as they have been doing further tests. I just spoke to a Dr. and she believes that his heart is OK, and that this was actually a respiratory attack, not a heart attack. He had a CT scan of the head which showed no acute bleed.  He had a chest X-ray which shows fluid in the lungs.  He was taken to ICU and put on a ventilator and is being heavily sedated and monitored closely. 

Sometime in the next 24-48 hours there will be another CT of the head to determine if there was a lack of oxygen during the code.  His vital signs are stable now, but he’s not out of the woods yet.

Esther, Ruthie and Elijah, and John have arrived, and Mary is on her way. 

Thank you for praying, dear friends.  We have confidence that Bob is in God's hands and are trusting His promises.


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