Daddy had the Cardiologists Doctor appt Wednesday July 23 and of course Mom & I went.
The Dr. is Ben Olliff who has been Mom & Dad’s doc for years. (was a general doc then cardo). Anyway…GLAD that Mom & I went because Dad I don’t think understood everything he was telling
From everything I heard the blockages are 40 – 70 – 60 & 90 … Now, that may be different
from what he Cath Doc said … but still VERY serious. Daddy did not understand that they will
need to do a replacement on the MAIN one the Aorta .. and at least two by-passes. But with the
blockages mentioned … there might be more. It will be a very difficult time for Mother and ME….what will we do?
So Dr Olliff – took us to his scheduling Nurse .. she mae the call to the Surgeons office – a Dr. Wingard )I think that is correct?) and made appt for the 19th of August … Now…just imagine what
my face looked like to Dr Olliff’s Nurse!>? … Like you’ve Got – to – be – kidding?!… then she said that
Dr Wingard nurse said the Doc was On Vacation .. and would be back on Monday (Tomorrow) the 29 of July .. and she would put the information in front of him (because Dr. Olliff’s Nurse faxed the reports over) and would see what Dr Wingard thought thought on Monday!
So tomorrow – Monday – July 28th is the day when Mom & I hope that the Doc will call and get
things rolling. The sooner the better. Daddy you know hates to sit and do nothing so just these few
days doing nothing is wearing on him. Even though he is not talking about it .. you can certainly see
it in is face and eyes.
Daddy is also having a very hard time walking. His legs especially his right does not want to hold
up at all … and I think that could be a problem.
A Nurse neighbor – asked if they had given him the stress test – I told her no – (that he probably would not make it through that) … and she also wanted to know if he had had a doppler … which he has had about 4 months ago. (that reminds me … while we were with Dr Olliff’s scheduling nurse on the phone with the surgeons nurse .. THEY wanted to know why this was not done at the time
when he was in the hospital for the cath ??? Mom & I ha no answer … and Daddy none either –
so we don’t know if they even mentioned it to daddy at the time)
I also hear Dr Olliff mention in the exam room when he was telling us all this .. (to daddy he was talking) that he had put it off for 6 months) … Mother did not hear it .. and Dad made no comment – which he probably did not hear!
So with all of this said – I hope you can understand how serious it really is .. I’m so scared…but
cannot let him know because I do not want him getting upset .. that would do him NO good!
So positive thoughts … Lots of prayers …