The post below is 1 yr old today, amazing how far we have come in one year....dad is walking 5 miles a day and gets stronger with every step...here is the link to the Boston Heart Walk that he IS walking this year...please join or donate if you can, thanks....
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10, 2009
Dad had VAD surgery on 6/9/09 @11 am, things went really well. Dr. Magillivry was very pleased with how things went and was encouraged by how he was responding. He had the breathing tube removed this morning around 11:30 and was breathing on his own without and trouble or difficulty. Mom says he was groggy but knew they were there and was asking a lot of questions about his device and how it all works. He likes his nurses, which is more than I can say, I don't like Travis he wants no part of speaking with family however they encourage you to call 24/7, he is just rude and speaks to you as if you have no clue as to what VAD surgery is about, grrrr.
We did have more than one angel looking over our shoulder yesterday, dad had his in the OR and B and I had 2, Dr Parks who came to the waiting room to advise me on what was happening and Janice for VAD was our other angel, she was fantastic, she kept us up to date on everything all day, she calmed our fears and held our hands and gave hugs when we needed them, she was a truly welcomed part of yesterdays experiences. Kathy from heart Failure met us also in dads room after surgery to make sure he was ok and to check on Me and B, she too is a gift from god, just like Dr Parks and Janice....MGH is truly remarkable and the staff is top rate.