Saturday, November 1, 2008

Grandpa Norm

This past week has been a bit of a crazy one for my family. But with everything that happened it made us all really step back and realize how lucky we are. My grandpa Norm had a minor heart attack on Monday. He didn't even know he had a heart attack until he finally went into the doctor Tuesday. His chest had been bothering him for about a week but he never went to the doctor and just kept on golfing and going on like nothing was the matter. Finally on Tuesday he decided he better go in since not only was his chest hurting but his heart too. Once he got to the doctor they told him he had a minor heart attack and was really lucky that was all that happened because his arteries were so blocked. A lot of times they can just put stints in but his arteries were too blocked for stints so they scheduled a bypass surgery for Wednesday. Luckily everything went great, he has been doing and looking a lot better than expected and is recovering just wonderfully! He really was not looking forward to the surgery and the recovery time and was making us all nervous that he might not go through with it but my mom informed him that he lost is agency in this case and he was having the surgery no matter if he wanted to or not. I think he's glad he did now because he's feeling pretty good. He's not much of sit down relax kinda guy so it's been really weird to see him sitting in a hospital bed and he wasn't too excited about the down time that comes with surgery but he seems to be excepting it. I love my grandpa Norm so much and I'm so glad everything went so well, he's the best grandpa and thanks goodness he's still with us!

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