Friday, May 21, 2010

i don't know

my dad passed away. less than a week from when he was sent home from the hospital, he is gone. i just can't believe it. i don't know what i am going to do without my daddio around. i miss him so much. wednesday morning my mom called to tell me he had been found dead at his house. heart attack. i flew out to michigan the very next day. these last couple of days have been packed full with planning his service with my sister. i never thought i'd be in charge of something like that at such a young age. it seems unreal. and explaining all of this to my girls...oh my. jonathan and the girls had to stay back in cali...we couldn't afford for all of us to come out. it's very hard. one of these days i will write a little post in memory of my dad. he and i were close. my heart is breaking.

the service for my dad is on monday. i'm here for a week and a half after that so my sister and i can take care of his estate. i think i'm rambling a bit.

everyone keeps asking how i'm doing...the answer: i don't know.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

heart catheter results

my dad had the heart catheter procedure done yesterday to check out what is going on in is arteries. the news was not great. there are just 3 arteries going into your heart. the one at the bottom of his heart was 100% blocked and there was scarring (deadened heart tissue). they are unable to do anything about that artery b/c of the scarring. the aorta (the biggest and main artery) was 60% blocked. they didn't do anything with this artery either because i guess it has to be 70% or more blocked before they will put a stent in. the plan is for him to see the cardiologist twice a year and keep a close eye on the aorta. he will also have a stress test done in july. and he has to implement a new diet. he's still at a very high risk for another heart attack. it stinks to be so far away right now. i want to be there to help my dad out with whatever he needs. thanks for your continued prayers!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Dad Update

hi there! a little update on my dad...he does have pneumonia in both lungs. he's been in isolation yesterday and today...hopefully will get into a regular room tomorrow as long as some tests come back ok. he hasn't had the catheter done yet because he is still coughing up some blood (from the pneumonia). when the blood stops, then they can do the catheter and check out what kind of damage was done to his heart. i talked to him a few times today and he sounds much better today than yesterday. he's pretty bummed about everything going on. thanks so much for your prayers!!

on another note...HAPPY MOTHERS DAY to all you mamas out there!! :)

Saturday, May 8, 2010

My Daddy

my dad

this is my dad and i right before we moved back to california.  i wanted to ask that you please remember him in your prayers.  last night i got a call that he had a mild heart attack and possibly has pneumonia.  they are putting in a catheter some time today to see why there was a lack of oxygen to his heart.  it’s so hard to be so far away right now. 

thank you so much for your prayers!