As I've mentioned quite a few times before this past year has been harrowing for my family medically. My dad was admitted into the ICU for over a week back in March for a completely occluded (blocked) carotid artery. Medical history has said that once the carotid is completely blocked it cannot open back up.
That may have been true until my dad came along. After two carotid ultrasounds in the past month - we can now say that the blockage is down to between 90 and 95% which miraculously makes him a candidate for a carotid endarectomy. Both the doctor and ultrasound technician have stated that in all the years they have been practicing they have NEVER seen this happen. All I can attribute it to is the power of prayer. I have prayed day and night along with countless others that God performs a miracle and amazingly enough - God heard us and answered our pleas.
Now I have to ask all of you to keep on praying. The surgery itself will not be easy or come without risks. I ask you to pray that my daddy comes through the surgery well without complications. That God is with the surgeons, nurses and anesthesiologists and guides them throughout this process. I ask that you pray that God continues to protect my dad, comfort him, keep him safe and heal him. That God continues to work the miracles that HE and ONLY HE are capable of.
Needless to say - I won't be here in bloggy land this week. I promise to check back and let you all know how everything goes. Please just continue to pray in the meantime - it will mean the world to me and I promise you - GOD IS LISTENING!