Sunday, June 13, 2010
What a week!
On Tuesday morning my mom and dad were in the Ozarks trout fishing and my dad collapsed. He was life flighted to a hospital in Springfield, MO after suffering a heart attack. He was stabilized and then had another heart attack and even coded in his room. This sent him to the CCU and he had a heart cath yesterday. His heart has a lot of problems and he is going to have a pacemaker put in tomorrow. His heart is only pumping out 25 % of his blood supply and it should be pumping 50 %. It has been hard not being able to be there with him and my family. I am going to go to Springfield tonight so I can be there for his surgery. Rylee is doing so great and is wearing her cap for most of the day. We haven't had her sleep with it yet so that will be our next step. She is scheduled for her bronch on 7/1 and if all is well they will have her stay the night and monitor her while she is capped. I think the trach will come out following this. The nurse initially scheduled the bronch for 7/9 and I talked her into doing it on 7/1 so I hope Rylee is ready. I told her we were hoping to spend 4th of July without a trach. So please keep those positive thoughts coming our way. She isn't making much noise but that is to be expected as her vocal cords are still swollen from having the stent in place. Jordan is ready for her MiMi (nanny) to come back as she was off this past week. I was a single mom this weekend as Troy was canoeing with his friends in Missouri. We will be glad for him to get home within the next few hours and then we will head to the NICU reunion. Please keep my dad in your thoughts and prayers. This has been really hard on him and our family. He beat cancer and previous heart trouble so we have all the faith in the world that he will be fine.