The doctors have decided to postpone my father’s surgeries until possibly next Monday at this point.
( “Surgeries?” As in “more than one”? Yes. In addition to the colostomy surgery, he will also be having a Suprapubic cystostomy.)
Both surgeries are expected to take about five hours in total, so for the coming week he is being moved back to the rehab hospital that he was previously staying at, in order to build up his strength for the surgeries.
The good news is that his doctor’s are pretty confident about his health and his ability to make it through the surgeries alright. In fact one doctor was amazed at his heart pumping capicity, which is at 65%. Apparently, this is unheard of in an 80 year old!!
I don’t know how often I’ll be online this week. I’ll keep you posted if anything changes.
And last but not least, I can’t thank you all enough for all the kind words and emails that I have received. They mean so much to me.