I'm wondering if you all would say a prayer or two for me Mum's husband.
His name is Ray and he's having cardiac surgery tomorrow (Wednesday).
He has a very bad aortic valve that needs to be replaced.
The success rate is approximately 80 percent, but he's more at risk
because of his battle with stomach cancer...and the resulting surgery last year.
No more stomach. Chemo. Radiation.
The fact that he isn't where he should be at this time.
He is well below normal weight for a man his height, and
just not where the doctors wanted him to be
before they went ahead with this surgery.
And, to top it all off, one of his carotid arteries is 80% blocked.
That, of course, only increases his risks.
Could you add a little p.s. for me Mum, too?
She has Parkinson's Disease,
so all of the stress in the last 18 months
has definitely taken its toll on her, as well.
I need to be with her...
to make this as easy for her as I can...
to be there for her.
I'll be driving up to Eau Claire tomorrow morning
and should arrive while Ray is still in surgery.
If all goes as planned, I'll be home on Saturday.
edited to add: I just found out that the surgery is rescheduled to be done on Friday.
Kinda messes up my plans, but I'll still be there.
Just different days.
Prayers ahead of time can't hurt, though.