Monday, April 27, 2009

Dad's Owies

Dad's lovely black eye and staples in his head.

If you read Patti's comments on the last post or talked to one of us on the phone, you might already know the most recent news. If not, here you go.

Dad/Grandpa had some more tests done today. They found some blood clots in both lungs. They think this is why he blacked out due to the fact that he's not getting enough oxygen. They put in a filter to catch any more blood clots. They will need to thin his blood, but can't do that until the bleeding near his brain is under control. They're going to keep him under observation for at least a couple of days. He also has problems with the rhythm of his heart which is making his blood pressure spike. Bob and Josh came down tonight to give Dad a blessing.

He is in room 214 of the ICU at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center in Provo. He can have visitors 12 years and older. If he gets moved back to a regular room and can receive calls, I will update again.

1 comment:

Larry said...

Thanks for the update Heidi. I appreciate your being there for Mom and Dad.

Love Larry