Thank you for all of the prayers for my dad today. The morning was hectic. Once the doctors in #Raleigh at #WakeMedicalCenter finished looking over dad’s tests to make sure he was healthy enough for surgery, they found several things more things the #VeteransAffairsHospital in #DurhamNC should’ve found (Doctors words). Things that could be life threatening on their own. They determined it was still the right move for surgery. He went under this morning and after several hours, he was moved to ICU after a successful surgery. They weren’t able to bypass all 4 but they did 3 and said it went as they expected, given his condition and health concerns. He had his breathing tube removed this evening and seems to be progressing. #ThankYou again for your concern and prayers! It’s going to be a long road to recovery and but with attention to diet and exercise he hopefully will be able to get back to grandad mode soon. #ThanksAgain #MuchLove

Thank you for all of the prayers for my dad today. The morning was hectic. Once the doctors in #Raleigh at #WakeMedicalCenter finished looking over dad’s tests to make sure he was healthy enough for surgery, they found several things more things the #VeteransAffairsHospital in #DurhamNC should’ve found (Doctors words). Things that could be life threatening on their own. They determined it was still the right move for surgery. He went under this morning and after several hours, he was moved to ICU after a successful surgery. They weren’t able to bypass all 4 but they did 3 and said it went as they expected, given his condition and health concerns. He had his breathing tube removed this evening and seems to be progressing. #ThankYou again for your concern and prayers! It’s going to be a long road to recovery and but with attention to diet and exercise he hopefully will be able to get back to grandad mode soon. #ThanksAgain #MuchLove

Whoever invented the expression #TimeFlies must’ve had kids. For years I thought I knew what it meant but standing here on my oldest son Gavin’s birthday and remembering when I first said hello to him 14 years ago, it’s becoming a lot clearer. Time certainly does fly. I’m very proud of who this young man is becoming. Love you G! #ProudDad #HappyBirthdayGavin #MyOldest #Son

Whoever invented the expression #TimeFlies must’ve had kids. For years I thought I knew what it meant but standing here on my oldest son Gavin’s birthday and remembering when I first said hello to him 14 years ago, it’s becoming a lot clearer. Time certainly does fly. I’m very proud of who this young man is becoming. Love you G! #ProudDad #HappyBirthdayGavin #MyOldest #Son

http://goo.gl/EaOPIL 
Click on or copy and paste this link to learn how the #VeteransAffairsHospital nearly left my dad to die! 
•Diagnosed with 100% blockage and told to come back in 3 weeks for another appointment
•Told after 3 weeks that his blood pressure was too high and to come back in a week
•Told after THAT week that they wanted to schedule another appointment for a month out
•Dad had another “episode” and had to go to the emergency room. Thanks goodness they were sent to #WakeMed instead of the #VeteransAffairsHospital or they may have found a reason to send him home #AGAIN! The doctors at #WakeMedicalCenter told my dad he was a “ticking time bomb”, checked him into the hospital immediately and have scheduled a quadruple bypass for Monday morning. He is high risk because of his COPD and they have given us all of the possible scenarios but if he doesn’t have the surgery “he won’t live long” (doctors words).  Please pray for my dad and that his surgery is a success. #VeryDisappointedInTheVeteransAffairsHospital #HowManyPeopleHaveToGoThroughThisBeforeSomethingChanges #HowManyPeopleHAVEGoneThroughThisAlready #TooMany #TakeCareOfOurVeterans

http://goo.gl/EaOPIL
Click on or copy and paste this link to learn how the #VeteransAffairsHospital nearly left my dad to die!
•Diagnosed with 100% blockage and told to come back in 3 weeks for another appointment
•Told after 3 weeks that his blood pressure was too high and to come back in a week
•Told after THAT week that they wanted to schedule another appointment for a month out
•Dad had another “episode” and had to go to the emergency room. Thanks goodness they were sent to #WakeMed instead of the #VeteransAffairsHospital or they may have found a reason to send him home #AGAIN! The doctors at #WakeMedicalCenter told my dad he was a “ticking time bomb”, checked him into the hospital immediately and have scheduled a quadruple bypass for Monday morning. He is high risk because of his COPD and they have given us all of the possible scenarios but if he doesn’t have the surgery “he won’t live long” (doctors words). Please pray for my dad and that his surgery is a success. #VeryDisappointedInTheVeteransAffairsHospital #HowManyPeopleHaveToGoThroughThisBeforeSomethingChanges #HowManyPeopleHAVEGoneThroughThisAlready #TooMany #TakeCareOfOurVeterans