Saturday, June 02, 2007

good news

--or as good as we can expect. My father-in-law is doing well. He's still in quite a bit of pain, but it looks like they will not need to perform surgery. They put some dye in his system so they could trace the blood flow, and it appears that the hemorrhage was not arterial. This means he'll be moved out of ICU this afternoon and might even return home on Monday.

Unfortunately, he's not out of the clear yet. There is still a 20% chance that he'll have further complications. Not good odds. He will return to the hospital for a follow-up in two weeks to monitor his progress.

4 Comments:

Blogger Notsocranky Yankee said...

Glad to hear he is doing better.
Hang in there!

6:59 PM  
Blogger Jessica said...

My mother-in-law misheard the percentages: 20% possibility of problems now, not 75%. Thanks for all your kind words.

10:49 AM  
Blogger Kari, Randy, and Evan said...

Glad to hear the update that he is doing better. Thinking of you!

2:18 PM  
Blogger Daniel Hoffmann-Gill said...

Thoughts are with you.

8:15 AM  

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