My SIL called tonight to let us know that my FIL was taken to the hospital with a possible heart attack. I hate late night phone calls...never good news.
Later, my MIL called back and said they put a stint? shunt? (like a catheder) in and he was doing better and was going to be in ICU for a few days.
Okay, so they go home and about an hour later call us back and say that the hospital has called back and they're taking him into surgery because he's having more chest pains...my MIL sounded so stressed, I worry about her too....
Now I just got another call that they re-checked the stint? shunt? and it's actually working pretty good, he does have 95% blockage in one artery in the back of the heart, and they'll be doing an ultrasound in a bit to check for fluid around his heart (they want to know why he's still hurting).
It's 4:00 am here now...I'm up waiting for anymore phone calls and gotta wake The Big Guy up so he can take off around 6:00 am to go there (they live a couple of hours away). I'm really sleepy, but I'm too stressed to sleep. My SIL did say that his color does look okay, and he's conscious and all, so that's a good sign I hope.
The blessing tonight in this scariness was that my SIL (who has been in nursing for quite a few years) was THERE tonight (she lives in Indiana but was in TN for some job interviews this week). God is good.
Please, if you can, keep good thoughts for Grandpa Ken. He's a big sweetheart and we need him around for a whole lot longer. Thanks a bunch! I'll update when I get more news....
UPDATE: No heart attack! Whew!! But 95% blockage in an artery. Stint is working good and he'll be in the hospital for a few more days. They said his heart was actually okay, it was the blockage and swelling that was causing so much pain. It could've been a heart attack, but again, they were lucky my SIL was there to call 911 and make him go in! Thanks Dawn for the prayers!! ((hugs!))