My Papa Dave (grandfather) was taken to the VA on Saturday with chest pain. They thought they would be doing open heart then. He made it to Sunday at 10am before he was emergently taken to the OR. He made it through 7 hours of surgery. He's 77, a diabetic, and considered to be 'brittle.' He seems to be doing well at this point. His dementia has kicked in, he was doing great before Saturday. He started having pain and all of a sudden he just didn't know what was going on. He's giving the hospital staff lots of cr*p. That's typical for him, and not such a bad thing :P My Mama June is handling this pretty hard, as are my step dad, Aunt Lori, and Aunt Debbie. It looks like his recovery will be a long road. My Mom (who is an RN, and has worked MANY years in ICU and at a heart hospital) said he would be in the hospital for quite some time.
Please say prayers for Papa Dave and our family. God has been amazing and allowed him to stay with us when we thought it was his time to go, we have been truely blessed.