Me and "Santa" (my grandfather) back when I was in daycare
Okay, so my grandfather had his surgery yesterday and he seems to be doing fine. Again, my apologies to those of you who tried getting into the shop yesterday, and those of you who were supposed to attend knitting class last night. I feel terrible about having to cancel, but it would have killed me if I wasn't at the hospital with my family.
Anyway, he had single bypass surgery and a valve replacement. It was questionable as to whether he'd need a single bypass or double, but when the surgeon went in he decided that the second artery was no where near bad enough to work on. That's a relief. The surgery started at 8:17 in the morning and finished up around 2:30. We were kicked out of the hospital around 5:30 last night because he was completely sedated and they planned to keep him that way for a while. When we left, his heart was working normally for the first time in years, but unfortunately it was fighting to work against the pacemaker and they were working on keeping his heart rate at a normal level.
I received a call this morning from my aunt, and according to the hospital, he was taken off the respirator last night (a day earlier than they originally anticipated) and he was sitting up in bed watching television this morning. How wonderful! As far as I'm concerned this is the best gift I could ever get for Christmas and I'm eternally grateful.
So, as far as I can tell, my hours should go back to normal at the shop and I don't anticipate being closed again for a while. Thanks so much for your patience, and for your kind thoughts, e-mails and prayers!