Sat, 7 April 2007
As you know, the show has been on hiatus.
Shane has been kind enough to ask for prayers and to post on the site.
Above is a picture of my Dad on Sunday, before his heart bypass surgery where he was impaired more than ever during the surgery.
My Dad has gone from bad to worse, and then miraculously, stable and slowly (VERY) improving.
Doctors do not really know how he has made it from one hospital to the other (Tuesday morning) and now that he has been hooked up to 20 machines, pumping his blood, making his heart beat, breathing for him, keeping him sedated, keeping him pain free, keeping his blood pressure regulated, keeping his oxygen saturation regulated, he has drastically reduced his dependance on all of these aids.
His body was on 4 MAJOR doses of 4 MAJOR drugs. He has been capable of being weened off of all but one of them (blood pressure) and he has almost finished needing that one! He had a pump in an artery near the heart, in correlation with a heart medicine (forcing the muscle to work), which doctors thought was the only way his heart would keep beating. They thought his heart muscle could be dead from the massive heart attack he had on Monday. But, he is now competely free of the pump, and the heart-beat-medicine.
The prayers are working. This is what I'm saying.
I am not one who is into hokey beliefs...but I am spiritual. I have been praying to every god (God) there is, and I know that he's been in the thoughts of many reading this, and it IS WORKING.
There is almost no other explanation. Please keep thinking of him.
Every good intention and every strong prayer is helping him heal.
He has a lot to live for and you are helping him.
Thank you from the bottom of my squeezy heart.
His squeezebox needs more help.
Thanks in advance.
Category:Tom -- posted at: 5:34pm EST
Tom, You, Your Dad, and Your Family have been foremost in my prayers since Shane first let us all in on what you\'ve all been going through. I know some find it hokey, but I really do believe in prayer. I am so very happy to hear that your Dad is improving, especially beyond the doc\'s expectations. That always makes me giggle with glee (I know many docs, and putting them out of sorts can be quite entertaining). More prayers winging their way from me to all of you, Carie in Rockford, IL, USA
Hey Tom, it\'s been years since I have seen you, but I found you on facebook and followed the link here. I am really glad that things are turning around for your dad. I remember him as a great man and my mom enjoyed working with him. I am sending all of my prayers for him. I know how hard it is to go through this and also wish you strength. Sarah Raisbeck
Looking good this old man, I wish I were that happy after a bypass surgery. I hope it\\\'s won\\\'t be my case, although I have some blood pressure issues, my doctor prescribed me norvasc generic.
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