He made it through and is in the waking up process. They were only able to do 3 of the 4 bypasses, but evidently the one that they couldn't do was the least important. Thank you for your prayers!
As I write this, it's 9:45 am and my Dad has been in surgery since 8am. He is having quadruple bypass this morning. Originally we were told it would be a triple bypass, but one of his veins needs it in two places. His surgeon expects it to take about four hours.
Please say a prayer for my Dad and for the wisdom and accuracy of the surgeon and his team. I too am sick now, so I'm unable to wait at the hospital with my mom and Grandma today. I'm so disappointed, but the last thing I want to do is get any of them sick and then pass it on to my Dad. Hopefully we will all be better by Christmas and can visit him then.
Last night my dad called to tell all of us that he loves us. It's been 6 weeks since he's seen the girls, having not wanted to cause him any extra stress or get him sick. He said he asked my mom to drive him over and let him just look at the girls through the window. How sweet is that! He got to talk to both of them as they were getting ready to read the Bible with Daddy last night and he got to hear each of them say they love him and miss him. I know he was feeling a little worried (even though he said he wasn't), I could hear it in his voice. I will be so glad to receive the next call saying he's done and doing well.