Dad in Hospital for Surgery on Thursday 12/17
Dad's medical odyssey began in July 2008, when two gallstones got lodged in his pancreas. This started a domino effect of medical problems over the past year and a half, including acute pancreatitis, kidney failure, respiratory failure, a series of hospital-acquired infections, and a cardiac emergency last December that left him with brain injury. He has been in and out of six different hospitals and physical rehab centers, and he has been limited to a wheelchair and hospital bed at home, receiving home health care, when not in a hospital or rehab.
Dad's surgery on Thursday is extremely risky, but it's also very risky for him NOT to have the surgery. As always, I am grateful for the many friends, both online and off, who have continued to keep Dad and my family in their thoughts and prayers.