Friday, June 27, 2008
Dad's heart surgery went fine. It took four hours. He spent last night in the surgical ICU. When he first came out his oxygen level was low, but within an hour it was back up to 100%. They took a vein out of his leg as well as his mammary vein for his double bypass. Dad came off the ventilator at 9:30 p.m. last night and is now breathing on his own. This morning when we called we were happy to hear that he was sitting in a chair and eating breakfast. This afternoon he went up to his own room and is doing well. His only complaint is the pain when he inhales. The area on his leg is not as painful as his chest. If all goes well he will be home sometime early next week.