Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Please pray for my Dad

My Dad is still not doing good. Sunday night his heart rate went down into the 20's some. He is still in the hospital and they are doing the following procedure on him Tuesday morning. It is scary, but necessary. He is on too much medication and they need to try a different route. He will still be on some medication, but we are not sure exactly what at this point. He had this same treatment done about 10 years ago as well.

Electrical cardioversion
A patient under light anesthesia receives an electrical shock through paddles or patches on the chest. The shock stops the heart's electrical activity for a split second. When the heart's electrical activity resumes, the rhythm may be normal.
Cardioversion is not always effective. It may successfully restore regular heart rhythm in over 95 percent of patients, but more than half eventually go back into atrial fibrillation. In many instances, anti-arrhythmic medications are needed indefinitely.

Please pray for my Dad and I will try to post an update as soon as possible.

From Dad & Mom on ...

4 comments:

Angie Davis said...

We'll be praying for him.

~Heather~ said...

How Sad Leanna, we will be praying for you Father and your family during this time. May God be all that you need Him to be right now.

Love, Heather =)

Martha C said...

Been thinking of you since prayer was requested here on Sunday. You are in my prayers.

Sankey Family said...

Dear Leanna and Family,
We are so sad to hear about Jerry's sickness. Please know we are praying for him and for all of you. Please convey this to your parents for us. We'll be checking back for updates.
Love,
Marc and Melodie