We had an awesome New Year Celebration with Tito's family. When we arrived at their house we dropped the kids off and went immediately to see my dad at the hospital. It was very upsetting, when we got their my dad was very confused and half out of bed. The cardiac surgeon was performing another procedure so the resident doctors came to see us and basically told Tito and I that my dad is too confused to qualify for the surgery. They do not know my dad, that is not his usual behavior, yes he is 79 years old and at times forgetful but the long stay in the hospital attributed to his confusion. He was very restless, trying to get out of bed, shouting he wanted to go home. I was so upset I could not hold back the tears.
Now I have total faith in the Lord and God has always comforted me by reminding me of the many times He has been there before. I was also reminded of the events that led up to my dad even being taken to the "big time" Beaumont Hospital- we established some much needed connections at our little town hospital that was necessary for him to be considered to be taken there. So, when the residents told me, "he is too confused for this procedure our option is to just make him comfortable" I couldn't believe it.
I am glad I did not believe it, the surgeon met with us this morning and my dad was his old self. Dr. Hanzel is encouraged that he will benefit from the valvular plasty and this will be the bridge they need to do a bovine aortic valve replacement once he recovers from the plasty.
Dear Lord I ask that you be with my dad tomorrow. Guide Dr. Hanzel, give him wisdom and help him. God I know that you are able to heal my dad such that he will not even need the more invasive bovine aortic valve replacement. You are the Great Physician Lord and you can cause this valvular plasty to work for the rest of his life- thus not needing any more invasive surgery on his heart. I thank You Lord for the peace and strength You have given our family. I am thankful Lord of the circumstances that you caused that allowed us to get where we needed to be, we always want to ask why things are so difficult but I am learning in Your time things will happen and everything happens for a reason. I Love You Lord.
Thank You for my friends that have prayed continuously, bless them Lord I pray in Jesus Name. AMEN