Update on Dad 03/03/24

@porwest (78761)
United States
March 3, 2024 7:32am CST
All in all the surgery went well. Before my sister and I left for home on Thursday, he was having some issues with his heart jumping around. He'd go from 60 beats per minute up to 129. It was all over the place...69, 84, 117, 94, 120, 74 and so on and so forth. They finally determined it was something to do with his pacemaker and they called in a rep, they were able to reset it, and his heart rate was fine after that. They have him walking several times a day and doing certain exercises. He still has some pain, of course, but he is handling it well and keeping in good spirits about it. I won't stop worrying yet, of course. But he seems to be making very good progress and that's a good thing. The worst is over. He is set to go home either today or tomorrow, so we will see. Onward and upward, and another round of thanks for all of the support from you guys through all of this. I really appreciate it.
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@rebelann (111033)
• El Paso, Texas
4 Mar
Good to hear the worst is over. Hopefully he'll be back to normal before summer starts.
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@rebelann (111033)
• El Paso, Texas
5 Mar
That's wonderful. It always helps when people get to go home after such an ordeal.
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@porwest (78761)
• United States
5 Mar
I think in a couple of months he should be in much better shape for sure. He got to go home finally yesterday, the 4th.
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@porwest (78761)
• United States
6 Mar
@rebelann I think so too. There's something about being in your creature comforts that is healing.
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@TheHorse (204970)
• Walnut Creek, California
3 Mar
Sending thoughts and prayers.
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@TheHorse (204970)
• Walnut Creek, California
4 Mar
@porwest Tell him your music buddy says "Carry on. A little bit of progress every day." Don't tell him we're arch enemies. He doesn't need that.
@porwest (78761)
• United States
4 Mar
Thank you. I really do appreciate that.
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@GardenGerty (157426)
• United States
4 Mar
Those representatives of the medical equipment are pretty handy to have around. I am glad they figured out that the pacemaker was part of the problem.
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@porwest (78761)
• United States
5 Mar
Something must have happened with it during the surgery, although I have no idea what. He went home yesterday (the 4th) by the way. He's glad to be out of the hospital.
@Tina30219 (81539)
• Onaway, Michigan
3 Mar
Glad to hear that the surgery went well I hope he is home soon .
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@porwest (78761)
• United States
4 Mar
I think he should be going home Monday or Tuesday. Haven't heard the latest yet. I just know they are monitoring his oxygen sats.
@1creekgirl (40363)
• United States
3 Mar
That's so good they could get his pacemaker working right. Hopefully he'll be back home soon.
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@1creekgirl (40363)
• United States
3 Mar
@porwest Hope he's still improving.
@porwest (78761)
• United States
3 Mar
I am glad too that it was a simple issue and not something indicative of something that had gone wrong after the surgery. It was a relief that's all it was.
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@Kandae11 (53678)
3 Mar
Yes onward and upward, you are a good son.
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@porwest (78761)
• United States
4 Mar
I try to be a good son. I know I can always be better, but I am working on it. This was a bit of a wake up call.
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@Fleura (29075)
• United Kingdom
4 Mar
Glad to hear he is doing well and will be home soon
@just4him (305223)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
4 Mar
I'm glad he came through the surgery well. I'm glad they reset the pacemaker. Did he go home yesterday?
@JudyEv (325086)
• Rockingham, Australia
4 Mar
That's such good news. They don't keep people in hospital very long nowadays if they can help it. Over here, I think the main worry is that golden staph is in the hospitals and always lurking ready to pounce on some unfortunate soul.
@NJChicaa (115876)
• United States
3 Mar
I'm so happy to hear that he is doing well.
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@porwest (78761)
• United States
3 Mar
Thank you. I do appreciate that.
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@LindaOHio (155160)
• United States
4 Mar
I'm so glad your dad is doing well. I will continue to pray and send positive, healing thoughts his way. Have a good week.
@Beestring (13259)
• Hong Kong
3 Mar
I'm glad that he is doing well.
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@porwest (78761)
• United States
3 Mar
Thank you very much. I am looking forward to the time when he is more full speed ahead than now. Just a matter of time.
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@thebos (5779)
• Kisumu, Kenya
3 Mar
I'm very glad that he is doing well, and my advice is to worry less
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@porwest (78761)
• United States
3 Mar
Thank you very much and I will try to worry less.
• Cloverdale, Indiana
3 Mar
I'm super glad to hear he's doing better & getting stronger everyday that can be a scary thing.
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@porwest (78761)
• United States
3 Mar
Me too. I think he will pull through all of this just fine. Only time will tell of course.
@LadyDuck (457130)
• Switzerland
3 Mar
I am glad they could fix his pace maker problem, you all can relax about this. I understand that you still worry, but I am the feeling he is recovering pretty well.
@RasmaSandra (73104)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
3 Mar
You mean that handsome man in the bed had such a big surgery he sure doesn't look ill, I will put him in my prayers and wish him a speedy recovery, Many blessings to all of you,
• United States
3 Mar
That positive news to hear Jim and I'm so happy that your dad is doing okay. I hope and pray for his continued recovery.
@Happy2BeMe (99410)
• Canada
3 Mar
He looks good for what he has gone through. There is will ups and downs along the way which are perfectly normal after such a surgery. The worse is behind him. Each day will get a little easier and a little better. Thanks for keeping us updated.
@MarieCoyle (28095)
3 Mar
I am glad to read that he is now doing well, and I hope that he continues to be. That's a tough operation, for sure.