Saturday, May 02, 2009

He Walks!

According to Confucius, "The Journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step."

(Interesting side note--at 12 miles per day, Dad probably walked about 4000, miles over the last year. Put that in your pipe and smoke it Confucius!) ;)

Well dad made some serious steps today. As of the time I wrote this, he had walked three times today. The first time he walked about 100 feet. The second time, a bout three times that. The third time, he walked a full lap around the floor. Each time, he's increased his stride and pace.

I'm so stoked about my dad's progress. Monday night he experienced a massive heart attack and then had an immediate quadruple bypass surgery. Tuesday, his chest was reopened to check into excessive bleeding. Wednesday, they had given him the green light to find a room. Unfortunately, he had to wait in the recovery room (which means 30 minute visits every four hours) for another day.

He's doing amazingly well, and as he gets his strength back, he's gonna be difficult to keep up with. His attitude has been incredible! He knows what he needs to do to go home, and he is going at it with intensity.

I imagine he'll walk one more time tonight, and then call it a night. If it weren't the highly visible scar on his chest, you'd think that he was just moving a little slow from an illness. He's making amazing progress. Even the nurses have been overheard talking about how they too are amazed at his level of progress so quickly.

Thanks again for praying. I imagine he will be able to go home in a couple of days at this rate. Great news!

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