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April 19 DH update

Thursday, April 19, 2012

I want to thank everyone for all the prayers and concerns for my dear husband. Monday was a long day, surgery went very well. It took 3.5 hrs, and according to dr, there was a lot more done than he thought would be needed--had to fix 4 disc, clean up all the old scar tissue, instead of 6" scar (the old one) he now has a 15" scar. Tuesday we found out he lost over 2 units of blood during the surgery and his blood count was down to 7 so they gave him 2 units of blood. After the first unit, he started having an irregular heartbeat so had to give him more meds for that. Wednesday, things calmed back down and went so well, he walked and moved around, sat in chair, and they disconnected him from some of the monitors. Then, this morning, blood work was ok, heart rhythm was back to normal and we got to come home right after lunch. Now he is just very tired and admits that his back does hurt so I think he is getting ready for bed. I told him I would be right behind him. It has really been a long week. David (son) and I came home Monday and Tuesday nights late (hospital was 1.5 hrs away from home) and then went back early so that we could see dr. Wednesday I went by myself early but came on home by 6 as the nurses thought he would be coming home Thursday and I wanted to do a little work around the house. Went to bed by 9:15 and had David up early to go get Ashley. I will try to catch up in the next few days. Again, thanks everyone. Your support, prayers, encouragement has really helped me these past few days. (((HUGS))) to all of you.
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