Monday, February 19, 2007

Update on My Dad

They found 6 blockages, one at 90%, one at 60% and 4 at 20%. They opened and put stents in the two greater blockages. The doctor feels the others will resolve with diet and quitting smoking. Here's hoping...

corrections: the 90% blockage was in the artery that runs behind the heart. They opened and stented that one. The 60% blockage is in an artery right near where a vein join. The dr did not touch this one for fear he'd cause a blockage in the vein. There was a third artery that had 5 20% blockages. Again, these were left alone to resolve by med and diet changes.

Dad is doing good and hopes to go home Tuesday.

2 comments:

Cindy said...

Thank God they found them when they did!!! Hope he feels better soon!

Kelly said...

Keep us posted.....hope y'all are doing ok!