Update on Dad

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!!


Beth.. One Blessed Nana said...

Praying for your dad, Angel. Will post a request on my prayer blog for him. so thankful that the procedure went well and will pray that the medication will work! And believing that God will just heal him!! AMen!!

Beth E. said...

I'm praying, too, Angel! It's a big lifestyle change, but he can do it. When our son was diagnosed with high BP, I changed my cooking to a no salt diet. I've found that food doesn't have to be bland. I use all kinds of fresh herbs/spices and we much prefer that now! Of course, it's difficult to go out to eat anywhere...everything tastes way to salty!

Love and prayers to you and your family.

Loren said...

Praying for your Daddy! Praying for those taste buds and mind set to be all he needs to make this change! So thankful that it wasn't as bad as originally suspected.

Asking the Lord for Complete Healing for sure!

Love you!

Brown Shoe said...

Happy for the good report~

He & Me + 3 said...

I have not been around and visiting either. glad to hear that the procedure went well. Praying that he gets better.