Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Exceedingly, Abundantly Above What We Could Ask

My Dad is fine.

He is better than fine, really, he is amazing. That is the word all the doctors and nurses use when describing him, and we love hearing it!

His surgery was Saturday morning, and they were able to do the triple bypass and correct all the problems, so his heart is as good as new. He was awake and off the ventilator within an hour and a half of the surgery, and by mid afternoon was feeding himself ice chips and talking to us.

He came home yesterday morning (yes- less than 72 hours after open heart surgery!), praise God, and is going to recuperate at our home for a week or so.

I have so much more to say, but life has to get back to some kind of normal and so I am off to work today.

God is SO good and worked so many things for good in this situation, we cannot praise Him enough!


Jenny said...

That is GREAT news! I know you are relieved!

I pray today is a plain, old normal day for you. Doesn't that sound exciting! Sometimes normal is really, really, good...isn't it?

Have a great day!

Ang said...

Kel: I am so happy that things went so well. Tell Dad, we love him and to rest. You are a wonderful daughter and I know that your presence in his life is so rewarding to him and your sweet Mom. Keep smiling, Kel :) Enjoy walking in God's favor. HE is very fond of you :)

debbiewhitlock said...

GOD is always faithful! Great news to hear. Good luck to his speedy recovery.

Brenda said...

Yeah! Good news! Take care of him and keep that cough pillow close by!

Penless Thoughts said...

I'm just not getting around to catching up with people. I had no idea about your dad but so glad for the very good report.

Joretta said...

Kelly: thank you so much for sharing The F.N. with me. I am so happy to hear your dad and mom are staying with you all for a bit.
How are the little ones taking it? I am sure they are very happy to him there for recovery.
Love and prayers to you all.

Gretchen said...

Praise God for your dad's good status.

I came here via Bev's blog, and wanted to just give my condolences re: the loss of your dog. Blessings.