Dad’s procedure went well this morning. The valve problem wasn’t as bad as they had first thought so they feel treating it with medication and watching it is a way better solution right now then going back in to fix it. The blockage they thought was in the main arteries is actually in the small ones. The good news, they are too small to do a bypass or put in stents. The bad news, they really can’t do anything about them. They will treat him with medication for fluid retention but say his risk of Congested Heart Failure is really high. His heart contracts good (pumps in) but the relaxing part (pumping out) is really weak. They are hoping to be able to treat this with medication and diet.
So we are thrilled they aren’t going back in to do anything but hate that what they found can’t really be fixed. We are now continuing to pray for complete healing and that he can adjust well to the new diet, (no salt, no fast food, nothing out of a can at all, etc).
He’s only 67 so prayerfully we can get on top of this before it gets any worse.
Thank you for the love and prayers!!
Counting it all JOY!!