Monday, October 07, 2013

Good morning.:)
  I just wanted to let my friends and family know that Jim's Dad had a massive heart attack Thursday morning. He had to have a quadruple bypass.Jim and I went to Florida to be there.They had already done the surgery by the time we got there. Good news! The heart surgeon asked Dad if he could pray with him before the surgery and of course Dad let him.:) God is AWESOME! The surgeon was able to find an artery past the completely closed one too that he has had for four years. Dad is recovering so great that the nurses are even surprised! Jim's Dad will be 82 this Dec. 4th. The surgeon told him this was his only option so naturally..he chose to do it. :) Two days after surgery..Dad is eating solid foods..sitting up and taking walks! Praise the Lord for his goodness and mercy! We continue to pray for Dad's recovery. There are a lot of things that could still happen..but with the grace of God..none of them will.:)

Thanks for stopping in and your prayers would be greatly appreciated.:)

Jim and I left Florida and started home Saturday evening. Jim had asked the nurses if they thought it would be okay for us to leave and they said "He's doing GREAT!" :)

Hugs,
Valinda

2 comments:

smiekeltje said...

Oh Valinda! What a terrible news you and Jim had. Of course it was a terrible shock for you all.
But how wonderful to hear the surgery went well and Jim's dad is doing so great.
Hopefully he recovers quickly, cause it was a real serious operation, and can go home again.
And yes, I already sent a little prayer up to heaven for him, that God will look after him and give him some more years surrounded by his family!
Hugs to you all.
Kyra

Mrs. Miles said...

Dearest Valinda,

you KNOW I've been praying for you. And the Lord laid it on my heart to try to call, but that will wait for another day, I'm sure.

Just know I will continue to lift you and your entire family up.

Friends always,
Barb