Out of Surgery

J’s dad had his surgery yesterday.  They wound up doing a quadruple bypass surgery for his heart, and though it was only supposed to take six hours from start to finish, the surgery wound up lasting nearly nine hours total.  Apparently he has small arteries, or something along those lines.  Overall, the surgery went over well, and the wait at the hospital wasn’t too bad.  J and I were there for most of the time, until I had to leave to take one of our cats to the vet.  I went back to the hospital later one, and was able to see J’s dad prior to going home for the night.

As of this morning, J’s dad was awake and they removed the ventilation port so he’s breathing on his own.  All very good things!  It’ll be a long road to recovery, but I’m hopeful that it will be worth it in the end.  For the first week, J’s dad will be in the Critical Care Unit, and after that he will be either a) released to go home, or b) moved to the cardiac rehab unit where he will undergo cardiac rehabilitation for a few weeks, before being released to go home.  Either way, this next week will be crucial in his recovery, so I’m hoping things go smoothly.

J seems to be less stressed, overall.  Work has been insanely busy for both of us, and on top of work he’s had his dad’s health to focus on.  Plus, he just returned from Japan last week, so he’s still dealing with jet lag on top of all of it.  I feel bad for him, because he’s so exhausted a lot of the time, but I’m hoping this coming weekend he can get lots of rest and relax a bit.  He cancelled his work trip to Las Vegas, so that will help (it’s for a work expo/show, and those things are never restful in the least).  Since he’s not having to go to that, hopefully he can get more work finished up and relax a bit.

That’s about it for now!  J’s dad’s surgery has been our biggest concern for the past week, so I’ve not been around much to update.  Hopefully that’ll change this week.  Hope you all are doing well!

Much love,
K.

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