My mother is going to be undergoing quadruple bypass as early as tomorrow morning (Thursday). UPDATE: Her surgery is now scheduled for Friday. She's currently in CCU in stable condition. They've got some kind of contraption placed in her aorta to help with the pressure around her heart, but there are two other bypasses that need to be done as well, so her surgery has been moved to Friday. This is a blessing for me because that means I'll be able to see her BEFORE she goes into surgery.
It's amazing. Six and a half months since my father had sextuple bypass surgery, my mom's having the same procedure in the same hospital. I'm experiencing a little deja vu!
Between the two of them, this will make a grand total of ten bypasses. As my little brother said when I talked to him this evening, this does not bode well for us. We're both thinking we need to start seriously taking better care of our hearts so we don't add to the growing graft total for our family.
I'll be flying up to Missouri to be with my parents tomorrow afternoon, and I won't be returning until next Wednesday. I also won't have much in the way of internet access while I'm away, so I probably won't be able to post again until late next week.
Thank you all for you prayers. Please continue to pray that the surgery goes well for my mom