Friday, June 15, 2012

Awake and Recovering

Captain's father made it through the very long heart surgery (impeded by lots of scar tissue) for a 5-way bypass and was kept intubated through the night to allow him to rest. By noon, he was waking up and each family got to see him for about 5 minutes. He needed one pint of blood, but he is already off the ventilator and later the heart pump. Now the real recovery begins. He keeps this bronze cross at his bedside or in his palm. It was designed by Father Ed and stayed with him for both surgeries: in 2003 and 2012. We are grateful for the prayers of so many people and the chance to reunite with the family.

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