Tuesday, December 09, 2008

More complications for Big Al

My dear father in law, Big Al as we affectionately call him, was scheduled for a very tricky open heart surgery tomorrow morning which was just cancelled due to some pre-op testing that came back funky. Now, in addition to this dangerous surgery he is facing a blood transfusion before the surgery. You can read more about it here

This is such a stressful time for all of us and of course most especially for Marc. I will keep you posted as I know more.


Tammie said...

I'm so sorry that Big Al is having all these complications. Please call me if you need anything. I will be keeping him in my prayers.

Sending hugs.

Dawn said...

Lori and Marc.
Since I know we can't do a thing to help make it all go away or in the least get easier, we are sendng lots of hugs and lots of love to you both.

Daw and Jacob

Gail said...

I'm so sorry that your father in law is going through this and you are for that matter too. He is in my prayers. Please take care of yourselves.

your friend,

Missy said...

Praying for you guys!!!

Vivian M said...

Big Al is in our thoughts and prayers, and we hope all goes well. Please give Marc an extra big hug from us.
If there is anything we can do, or if you need to chat, please let me know. I know what it's like to have a very sick parent in the hospital.
Huge hugs to you all!

Candy said...

You know that I will be thinking about Big Al and praying that all goes well for him. This is a very tough time for your family. If I can be of any assistance, please don't hesitate to ask. I can take the kids if needed if you need to go to the hospital. You know I'm there for you.

We5Chois said...

Lori & Marc,

I am so sorry to hear about Big al's latest setback. I will be keeping everything crossed that all works out well for him in the coming days. With everything you have going on right now,i don't know how you keep smiling, but you do. You are incredible woman and deserve a break. Please send Big Al and Marc all our love and support.

Also give those cute kiddos a big hugs from us too. Those preschool germs are a tough bunch to get rid of. I hope this passes soon. who needs unwanted guests this time of year?

Miss you!

M3 said...

Yeesh. :-( Sending really good thoughts!!

PIPO said...

You are all in my my heart.

bbmomof2boys said...

Heart surgery is so so scary! My mom had open bypass, and then had a tear in her arota which they couldn't fix. In fact - because of my mom's heart issues and all the research I did on it I felt comfortable adopting a waiting child with heart problems! She also had heart valve replacement and because she only has one kidney also went on dialysis (which brought back some of her spunk becuase it ticked her off so bad!) Hmmm - seems that my mom and your FIL have a lot in common. email me if you need to talk at all.

You and your family are in my prayers.


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Jeanne said...

Hi Lori

I drop by every two or three days but don`t often leave a message. Just wanted to let you know that you`re in my thoughts and my prayers - keep thinking positive.
Much love

Diana said...

Saying lots of prayers for your father in law!!!