Wednesday, June 11, 2008

3rd times a charm.

We're waiting for word from the hospital. Bob has to have heart surgery, again. One of the stints, Bob has in his heart, isn't working. This stint has been replaced, once before, so we really don't know what will be done to fix the problem this time. We both fear open heart surgery, but know it may be a possibility. First they scheduled it for next Wednesday, but his Cardiologist said it was necessary to do it this week, not next week, so we're waiting for the call.

Bob's heart saga started about two years ago. He has back problems caused by years of beating himself up with his athleticism, getting in fights and leaping over tall buildings, etc., when he was on the job. Surgery is a last resort, but nothing else helped and his back pain is tremendous. Thru networking, we found a great spinal surgeon, and only needed the pro-op clearance from our regular doc. She's a great doc, and heard something she didn't like, and sent him to a Cardiologist. The Cardiologist concurred with her, and sent Bob to Scripp's Green Hospital to get fixed up. He wouldn't be cleared for back surgery until his heart was working properly. He has 4 stints put in his heart. Then one failed, and was replaced. Now it has failed again; and his back keeps getting worse. And this week he has Shingles, on one side (the other side, Carrie), all the way down to his toes. Talk about stress.

5 comments:

Alison said...

Oh..poor Bob...please give him my best and I will keep both of you in my thoughts and prayers.

lisa marie said...

Oh Bob! Sending hugs to both of you! XOXOXO Keeping you in my thoughts.

Carrie Sue said...

Good gracious, shingles are not for sissies. I feel for you Dad. Does this mean the back surgery is postponed again? Stay strong and make Mom baby you! A LOT!

Aoj & The Lurchers said...

Oh lawks.....keeping you both in my thoughts.

Sayre said...

Poor Bob (and poor you!). Definitely not fun stuff there.

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