On The Road to recovery....

@sueznewz2 (9330)
Alicante, Spain
May 27, 2016 10:02am CST
I just thought I would give you all a bit of an update on my Dad.. He had open heart surgery last week to repair two heart valves that were not working and were severely affecting his quality of life... he is 86 years young... He is very very weak and tired ... but is doing well and is on the road to recovery ... all be it very slowly... he was moved from critical care to an intermediate care ward... where he was still monitored quite a lot.... his blood pressure is a bit up and down... but otherwise he is doing well.... After a hectic couple of days travelling back and forth around the country... I visited with my Dad twice... and was pleased that he seemed to be doing well ... and was in good spirits... the doctors said they were going to move him again... but that they wanted to move him to the local hospital, where my Dad lives..., and were waiting for a bed to become available... In the mean time I have travelled back to spain.... I got an update last night to say that a bed had become free and he was transferred late yesterday afternoon and was comfortable and settlling into his new surroundings... this hospital is in their own home town... so margret his wife will not have far to travel... unfortunately it is a long way from my brother ... so his visits will be reduced... but the doctors say that may be a good thing, as my father needs rest and sleep ...to promote healing in his body..... so a reduction in people visiting will help this to happen.... So this is all very encourageing news.... I dont think they would have transferred him if they had had any concerns.... so I just thought I would bring you up to date ... and to thank you all for your thoughts and prayers they are very much appreciated....
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@marlina (60526)
• Canada
27 May 16
That is great news regarding your Dad and I am very happy for him.
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@sueznewz2 (9330)
• Alicante, Spain
27 May 16
Thanks @marlina Ihopeyour brother is doing well too ..
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@marlina (60526)
• Canada
28 May 16
@sueznewz2 Thanks Susan, my brother is doing exceptionally well.
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@sueznewz2 (9330)
• Alicante, Spain
28 May 16
@marlina oohhh thats good news I am pleased
• Nigeria
27 May 16
Thank God he's recovering, God will totally heal him. I'm happy for you
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@sueznewz2 (9330)
• Alicante, Spain
27 May 16
Thank you... very much appreciated...
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• Nigeria
28 May 16
@sueznewz2 your welcome
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@just4him (88850)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
29 May 16
That is great news. I hope he continues to recover. Still in my prayers.
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@sueznewz2 (9330)
• Alicante, Spain
29 May 16
Many thanks val @just4him its much appreciated and still needed... he's not out of the woods just yet...
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@BelleStarr (31003)
• Portland, Connecticut
28 May 16
So glad to here that he is progressing nicely and we will continue to pray for him.
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@sueznewz2 (9330)
• Alicante, Spain
28 May 16
Thank you @BelleStarr it's much appreciated....
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@Juliaacv (21955)
• Canada
28 May 16
I think that your Dad will rest easier knowing that he's closer to Margaret, and doesn't have to worry about her making the commute, your brother is younger and that is different. I hope that he continues to make great strides towards a complete recovery, I'm thinking of him.
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@sueznewz2 (9330)
• Alicante, Spain
28 May 16
Thank you @Juliaacv I appreciate it... and yes I think it will help my dad to rest and relax....
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@JudyEv (96294)
• Bunbury, Australia
28 May 16
I must have missed that post when we were away but I'm very pleased to hear your Dad is doing well. He will also no doubt feel he is recovering if he is back in his home town too.
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@sueznewz2 (9330)
• Alicante, Spain
28 May 16
Thanks @JudyEv yes I too think it will help....
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• United States
28 May 16
Hoping that your dad continues to improve & it's probably good that they were able to move him closer
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@sueznewz2 (9330)
• Alicante, Spain
28 May 16
Yes thanks @Marilynda I think it will help him to rest a bit more and not worry about margret driving all that way to see him....
@jaboUK (49988)
• United Kingdom
28 May 16
I'm so happy at this news Sue - you're right, they wouldn't have transferred him if he wasn't recovering. I hope he continues to improve.
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@sueznewz2 (9330)
• Alicante, Spain
28 May 16
Thanks Janet @jaboUK he's nearer home now which I think will help him to rest....
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• United States
27 May 16
that's wonderful news, hon! so glad ya got to spend the time prior 'n then check'p'n him 'fore yer departure. he's such a sweet fella :D sendin' healin' hugs to 'em'n'll continue to ask fer a speedy recovery. no doubt ms. margaret's most relieved to've him closer to home. big hugs 'n love!
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@sueznewz2 (9330)
• Alicante, Spain
28 May 16
Thanks @crazyhorseladycx your kind thoughts and hugs are appreciated... yes she will be... and hopefully they can both relax and rest a bit more....
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@Marcyaz (36126)
• United States
27 May 16
That is wonderful news that your father is doing better and will continue to do better each and every day.
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@sueznewz2 (9330)
• Alicante, Spain
28 May 16
Thanks for your positive thoughts and encouragement... @Marcyaz it is appreciated
@boiboing (12524)
• Northampton, England
27 May 16
I hope he continues to recover.
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@sueznewz2 (9330)
• Alicante, Spain
27 May 16
Thank you..., I hope so too... no complications... but I think it is going to be a slow process...