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11 August, 2015

He did it!!

Officially now in Post-op Day 1. He did it! Jeff's heart surgery is done. We are now on the other side of The Day.

Jeff's body endured a great deal yesterday. "The surgery went well and had no surprises", said the surgeon. Jeff slept, as planned by the anesthesiologist, until early this morning. The first goal was for him to breathe well on his own and get the breathing tube out. That took place very well and Jeff was minus the breathing tube by 3:00 a.m. today.

He is still groggy and wishes his head would hurry up and wake up, but he is progressing well. He is talking, taking ice chips, moving around a bit in bed and doing his best to wake up more. His body is maintaining his blood pressure well with no assistance from medication. He is now on the long, hard road of recovery.

Goals for today:
  • wake up more
  • get out of bed
  • start eating more than ice chips
  • be able to do without a couple more monitoring devices
Thank you for praying! We feel the Presence of the Lord, the prayers of his people and we are both strengthened and comforted. Thank you for praying! 

Christine

3 comments:

Alice said...

PTL!!! Thanks for posting the good report. We continue to pray.

Janie B said...

I am SO thankful! We will keep praying :)

Janie B said...

I am SO thankful! We will keep praying :)