Dad was taken to the hospital on Tuesday night with abdominal pain. After several scans, the doctors found an aortic aneurysm, which he didn't even know he had. The doctors don't think it is linked to the trouble he was having with his intestines, of which brought about the trip to the hospital. As of last night, they had taken the tube out and brought him something to eat (liquid diet for now). He is feeling better, but now the doctors want to do surgery on the aneurysm, as the size of it is a concern. If he hadn't had the abdominal pain, I wonder if we would have ever known about the aneurysm, until it was too late. It is a silent killer, and can rupture at any time without warning. Thank you, Lord, for watching over Dad. Having the abdominal pain and having to go to the ER, was a blessing in disguise. For those of you who follow my blog or if you stumbled upon it by chance, I ask that you keep Dad in your prayers as he goes through the surgery. Dad spent his 71st birthday (6/15) in the hospital and will be there on Father's Day too, but at least he's here, things could have been so different. Praise the Lord!!
I love you Dad!!
*** update: Dad got home this evening. He is feeling much better and has an appointment next week to set up the surgery. Continue to remember him in your prayers.