Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Dan's Dad

I thought I should let you all know that Dan's dad, Jess, has been in the hospital for almost 2 weeks now. He suffered an Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm(thank goodness for spell check) . He started not feeling well the day of Brent and Cindy's wedding. By that Thursday Doris thought he was dieing and called the paramedics. The aneurysm did not burst until he was in the hospital but he hadn't felt well because blood was leaking into his stomach. Less than 50% of the people that have this surgery survive the surgery. He did well with the surgery but is having a hard time breathing. Tomorrow they will do a Tracheotomy to help him breath.

They almost lost him the other day when trying to reinsert the breathing tube. He is being kept slightly sedated so there hasn't been much communication.

He is at the U hospital, Dan has gone up almost every day.

Terri came in from Dallas and is staying with Doris, getting her to the hospital and back. We are very grateful that she is not working now and is able to be here.

I'll try to keep you posted...


Grandmajoann said...

Please do let us know how he is doing. I am glad that he was able to enjoy the day with Brent and be in the pictures. One never knows when their life will end so each must take advantage of every minute of every day. I will wait until he is stronger then I will go visit him. Thanks for the update.

Ang said...

We will keep you guys in our thoughts and will be hoping he makes a full recovery. Love you guys!

Denise said...

Ok Julie, I don't want to freak you out, but about a week or two ago I had the strangest dream that someone close to Dan died. In my dream it seemed to be a parent but I could not pin point it. I have had an uneasy feeling since then. I will be thinking of you guys. I hope the dream is not true. xoxo

Jen said...

I'm sorry to hear that Jess is having health problems and I will keep my fingers crossed that he is able to pull through. Please keep us posted.

grammasheryl said...

Let Dan know that our prayers are with his dad and mom.

I imagine that Jess is quite a fighter and will be fine. I hope Doris is doing OK. I'm glad that Terri can be there with her. I'm sure that helps.

How is Dan holding up? We love you guys, keep us in the loop.