Friday, April 14, 2006

Grandpa's Heart Surgery

Hi Abba. I haven't updated in awhile and I just wanted to say thank you for watching over Grandpa. He had open heart surgery last week Thursday and had a quintuple bypass. The surgery went well and he is recovering nicely. I've spent a lot of time at the hospital worrying about him. The nurses don't seem to listen to him and they let him get into some major trouble with his blood sugars and then they were giving him medication that he had told them that he was very allergic too. Now, he's had some pain in his hands and some muscle weakness due to them giving him the medication that he never should have had. The family stressed over and over again as well that we didn't want him released to go home, we wanted him to be monitored very closely at a rehab facility for a couple of weeks. We wanted him to be somewhere where they could keep an eye on him, make sure his sugars were doing ok, make sure he was doing his exercises that he was supposed to do, and all that. They told him yesterday that he could go home today and that he was fine to take care of himself. His blood pressure was really low yesterday as well as his oxygen levels in his blood. He's shaky on his feet, he lives alone, and with his hand so bad on that one side, I worry about how he's going to be able to check his blood sugars, program his insulin pump, or even stand long enough to make himself something to eat. I'm very nervous about leaving for Texas on Monday...I'm worried about him. Please keep him guarded and safe and help him get through all of this safely. I love my Grandpa, Abba, and am not ready to lose him. Please take good care of him and keep him safe from harm. Help him to recover well and to keep his vitals and blood sugars on the good side.