Another Update on Dad

@porwest (78761)
United States
February 22, 2024 7:35pm CST
So, the word on the street is that he will have a triple bypass surgery. That will be on Tuesday. He will be in Cape Girardeau on Monday night the day before at the Auburn Suites hotel. I will head there on Monday night and spend some time with him and book a room through Wednesday night. That way I can spend some time with him before the surgery and be there when he wakes up. The surgery is supposed to take about 4 or 5 hours. My sister is going to meet me there too as well on Tuesday. It's a little bit more money than I want to spend, but my Dad is worth it of course. I will post about how things go.
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@kareng (54513)
• United States
23 Feb
Prayers for a successful surgery and recovery for your dad! And safe travels for you!
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@porwest (78761)
• United States
23 Feb
Thank you. Much appreciated on all counts.
@MarieCoyle (28362)
23 Feb
I hope it all goes well. I’m sure you and your sister coming will mean so much.
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@porwest (78761)
• United States
23 Feb
It will mean a lot to him for sure. I wish my sister would come the night before to visit with him BEFORE the surgery, but she will be coming to see him AFTER the surgery.
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@porwest (78761)
• United States
24 Feb
@MarieCoyle I just feel like she's going to have a hard time dealing with it if something happens in surgery and she didn't see him before it. But of course, it's her choice.
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@MarieCoyle (28362)
24 Feb
@porwest Yes, I am sure it would mean a lot to your Dad if she came before and he knew she was there, and you could offer your support together. It won't be an easy time for anyone, and a long recovery ahead for your Dad. But I know that you know that.
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@FourWalls (62056)
• United States
23 Feb
Praying for your dad.
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@porwest (78761)
• United States
23 Feb
Thank you. I really do appreciate that.
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@1creekgirl (40487)
• United States
23 Feb
I will sure be praying for a successful outcome. I know everything is so expensive these days, but you'll be glad you spent this time with your dad.
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@porwest (78761)
• United States
25 Feb
Money well spent for sure, and honestly, as your comment suggests, priceless.
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@1creekgirl (40487)
• United States
25 Feb
@porwest Some things in life can't be bought with money. Any news other than waiting for Tuesday?
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@porwest (78761)
• United States
26 Feb
@1creekgirl None so far. I guess we will have dinner Monday night. I would thought he would have had to fast longer before the surgery. But he says they told him midnight and he goes in at 530am for the surgery. I hope he didn't get that wrong.
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@noni1959 (9886)
• United States
23 Feb
Prayers for his successful surgery.
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@porwest (78761)
• United States
23 Feb
Thank you very much. I am sure it will go well and he will pull through, but you just never know.
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@NJChicaa (115946)
• United States
23 Feb
I hope it all goes well.
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@porwest (78761)
• United States
23 Feb
Thank you. I am sure he will pull through, but you just never know.
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@Tina30219 (81540)
• Onaway, Michigan
23 Feb
I hope things go well for your dad and the surgery goes well
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@porwest (78761)
• United States
23 Feb
Fingers crossed. I am hoping we get to have at least another ten good years and that this surgery helps improve his quality of life, which right now is not so good.
@Aquitaine24 (11653)
• San Jose, California
23 Feb
Well, good luck to him.
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@porwest (78761)
• United States
24 Feb
Thank you very much for that.
@LeaPea2417 (36428)
• Toccoa, Georgia
23 Feb
Prayers and best wishes that your Dad has a successful surgery.
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@LeaPea2417 (36428)
• Toccoa, Georgia
25 Feb
@porwest Many years ago, my Dad had a quadruple bypass and did well. He is still alive today at age 86.
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@porwest (78761)
• United States
25 Feb
Thank you very much. I am sure he will be fine, but you tend to worry when it is something major like this. Stopping his heart. Separating his ribcage. Yeesh.
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@porwest (78761)
• United States
26 Feb
@LeaPea2417 VERY glad to hear that.
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@RasmaSandra (73292)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
23 Feb
I will keep your dad in my prayers and hope all will be well, I am sure the Lord and Guardian Angels will be standing by, Many blessings and all the best to you and your family,
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@porwest (78761)
• United States
24 Feb
Thank you very much. I appreciate that more than you know.
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• United States
27 Feb
Prayers that all goes well with your dad's surgery
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• United States
27 Feb
@porwest we do have a very strong support group here especially during times like this.
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@porwest (78761)
• United States
1 Mar
@Marilynda1225 We really do. It's a lot of good people here.
@porwest (78761)
• United States
27 Feb
Thank you very much. I really do appreciate that. We have such a strong and supportive community here. I never take that for granted. Even some om my enemies are likely to chime in. lol
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@just4him (305735)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
23 Feb
My prayers will be with your father. I'm glad you're going to be there with him.
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@just4him (305735)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
23 Feb
@porwest No, you don't. I'm glad you'll be there for and with him.
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@porwest (78761)
• United States
24 Feb
@just4him It means a lot to him.
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@porwest (78761)
• United States
23 Feb
Thank you. Yeah, I am a little disappointed that my sister is going to wait until Tuesday after the surgery to visit with him. But it is what it is. I am sure he will pull through, but with open heart surgery you just never know.
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@JudyEv (325531)
• Rockingham, Australia
24 Feb
Sending prayers and positive vibes on all accounts. Your Dad will really appreciate having you and your sister there.
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@porwest (78761)
• United States
24 Feb
My only regret is that my sister won't see him until after the surgery. Anything can happen, so I hope it's not too late. But it will mean a lot to him, I am sure, to see us when he can after the surgery is done.
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@HannSha (46)
24 Feb
all things are possible.only believe..God is our great healer..
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@porwest (78761)
• United States
24 Feb
Thank you. I appreciate that.
@GardenGerty (157544)
• United States
23 Feb
I hope things go well and you are wise to spend time with him both before and after. It will give you more of the "big picture".
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@porwest (78761)
• United States
23 Feb
Yeah, I think spending some time with him the night before is very important. You just never know. I am sure he will pull through, but anything can happen of course.
@sjvg1976 (41131)
• Delhi, India
23 Feb
Prayers for your dad.
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@porwest (78761)
• United States
23 Feb
Thank you. I really do appreciate that.
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@Aquitaine24 (11653)
• San Jose, California
23 Feb
Lovely family portrait.
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@porwest (78761)
• United States
23 Feb
Thank you. Left to right is my niece, my sister, my niece's son Geno and my Dad.
@LindaOHio (155843)
• United States
23 Feb
That's good that you will be there. I hope that everything goes smoothly for him.
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@porwest (78761)
• United States
23 Feb
I am sure he will pull through, but of course with something major like this, you worry.
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@Happy2BeMe (99399)
• Canada
23 Feb
Prayers for your Dad. Nice that you and your sister will be there with him before and after surgery.
@dya80dya (33449)
23 Feb
I hope everything goes well.