This afternoon my dad is having carotid artery surgery. My dad has had to have both the left and right carotid arteries cleaned out before. His surgeon is hoping to be able to place a stent in and not have to do the "major surgery" (they haven't been able to place stents before) b/c it is harder to do the surgery a second time due to scar tissue. If they are able to place a stent in he will only have to stay in the hospital overnight and if he has the "other" surgery he will be there 4 or 5 days and will be to go to ICU. This is not what we hope for.
Please pray that his surgeons are able to place a stent. Also pray that he doesn't have any issues after that would complicate his health (he tends to have issues with his blood pressure getting really high and his sugar, he is diabetic, tends to go all over the place because in the hospital they don't give him his insulin on a regular basis. They only give it to him when he lets them know it is high or low. I hate that b/c then once he gets home it takes about a week or so to get it back under control.
Friday, February 27, 2009
Posted by Holly Aytes at 7:43 AM