Thursday, March 13, 2008

Daddy-O Update

Mom called earlier to say they were putting in a pacemaker and I thought she said a difib too (didn't make sense to me).

I just got off the phone with her and all is well.  I could hear him in the back ground asking her if she wanted part of the meal they brought him.....she laughed a bit and said "No dear"....I don't blame her!

Hospital food  YUK!!

The nurses will be monitoring his BP every 15 mins (I could hear the nurse in the back ground talking too) and they will also do an EKG and an X-ray later.  More than likely he'll be home on Friday!

Mom asked if he'd be able to feel the apparatus when it went off and their remark was "Oh yeah, it's like a horse kicking you".


Heart attack or my machinery?  How do you determine???


madcobug said...

Glad that he is doing ok. Helen

momiscool2 said...

My dad has a pacemaker and he's doing great now!
I think he can't go through airport metal detectors anymore now though lol.
I'll be praying your dad is safe and sound at home tomorrrow!
One more day of yucky hospital food!

peytonswater said...

I will be keeping him in my thoughts :)
The hospital that I have been to, I love there food, but i like anything served to me! hahahahahahhahah
Love ya

hugsdoodlewacky said...

(((((((((((((((HUGSTOYOU))))))))))))))))))Just know,I am praying.

emabecmar said...

hospital food is the pits. will keep your dad in prayer. my FIL has a pacemaker and he can't feel anything. ((((hugs))))

gaboatman said...

He must have an irregular heart beat and they may use the defibulator to cause his heart to go back to a regular rythym.  The defib will feel like a horse kicking him.  If they don't do the defib, they will put in a pacemaker to get his heart in a normal and constant rythym.  Either way, I'll keep your FIL in my prayers and I also wish you a safe weekend on your dance trip.

imgr8phil said...

I hope he gets to feeling better after they put that pacemaker in.  Take care and have a good Friday.


garnett109 said...

wishing your dad well

queeniemart said...

oh boy, i will be thinking of him and hoping all goes well. At our local hospital they have the BEST FOOD! LOL   Truly. It is like a restaurant.
LOVE, lisa

cacklinrosie101 said...

Oy, it's probably the defib they are talking about.  My neighbor has one.  It doesn't go off very often but it's like an electric current that goes through him.  Sort of like those paddles but inside the body.  It does work for him, though, very well.  Love ya, Chris

buggieboo1 said...

wishing your dad well! keeping him in my thoughts and prayers too!


sunnybethe said...

He is going to feel so much better. The pacemaker/defirillator are a combined unit. The surgery is very simple and the incision is only 2 1/2 - 3 inches long.  I'm sure once he gets used ot it he wouldn't even think about it.

hugs, Bethe

ukgal36 said...

Continued well wishes for your dad

deshelestraci said...

The difib makes sense when you say that it feels like a horse kicking you.  Amazing technology!  Praying for all to go well.

lazarai said...

Oh, wow, I just read the last couple of entries....your stepdad sounds like my husband Rob. He just can't keep still -- he's always doing stuff around the house or the yard. Piddling. He likes to stay busy like your stepdad, who I imagine has been miserable not having the energy to DO things like he's used to. As Bethe said, though, hopefully with this pacemaker, he will be restored to his original energy level!! Wouldn't that be great?!

Take care,
:) Carol

chat2missie said...

Sure hope your dad will be okay.  Keeping him in prayer.  Hope he does get to go home today.

xxroxymamaxx said...

Prayers for your step-father.  I'm glad he's doing ok.  He sounds a lot like my FIL.  Love you, Shelly

springangel235 said...

Keeping your Dad in my prayers....I know what he means about hospital husband went bonkers eating it...hugs and love,

ljjellybean71 said...

I hope everything goes well for your stepdad.  


cuteallison1980 said...

I will keep him in my prayers and I hope that he will be feeling well soon and that the pacemaker will make a big difference in the quallity of his life.  Have a happy weekend. : )


randlprysock said...

Hugs and prayers!!!!!!!

lifes2odd said...

My dad had a defib - yes, when in kicks in "kicks" is a good word for it. You know on medical shows when they yell "clear" and zap someone? It's just like that, like having a little doctor in there, 'cept he don't give warning and yell "clear" first!!
He'll most definitely know the difference between heart attack and machinery -- The defib is a quick zap and then it's over. It's amazing what they can do these days! Hugs, Martha :-)

magran42 said...

My husband has had a pacemaker/defib (yes they are in the same instrument) for seveal years with no problems.