Thursday, August 30, 2007

One Month

Today is one month since my dad's heart attack/surgery. He is still in the hospital. He is doing well with physical therapy, but his heart is back into the atrial fib/flutter. His heart rate is at about 113 today. From a therapy stand point he is ready to move on, but from a cardiac stand point he is not. We found out this week he has congestive heart failure. I have had experience with CHF in our family before. My grandfather (mom's dad) had it and lived with it for many years. It just does horrible things to your body & requires a major lifestyle change that I don't know my dad is ready to face.

Being in the hospital so long is getting him kind of down. His mood today is pretty good. Please pray that he keeps a good attitude toward his recovery and that the CHF is a mild and controllable.

3 comments:

Mrs. Jones said...

Sorry to hear he has CHF. My uncle has it also, so I know what you're talkin' about. Hang in there! We'll pray for you all.

carolynn said...

With family support, hopefully he will be able to make lifestyle adjustments to help him deal with this condition.

We never know what can happen in thirty days, do we?

ONwebCHECK said...

My best wishes. I know about this problem....