Monday, November 8, 2010

Update on Grandad Jenkins

(For those of you who don't know, my grandfather had heart surgery last Friday. They did a single by-pass and replaced a heart valve. The surgery itself was fairly uneventful, and the doctors tell us that he should make a full, if somewhat slow, recovery.)

This is today's updatee:

Grandad is getting better, although not as quickly as he would like. Nana says the nurses say he is doing fine though. He was up walking twice today and ate all of his meals without any problems. He is trying to pretend he isn't in pain, but the nurses see through him and make him take the pain meds anyway so that he will heal faster.

Maury and Linda are still there, and Nana says they are each helping Grandad in different ways. Linda is matter of fact about the medical stuff, and Grandad believes her since she was a nurse. Maury prays with him which helps to calm him down and get to sleep.

Nana keeps reminding him that he has to do what the doctors and nurses say if he wants to go home. Apparently he isn't a very good patient, so she is asking for prayers for patience for both Nana and Grandad.

They are still hoping to have him go home sometime later this week.


Kathy Haynie said...

Haha - patience for the impatient patient.

Mike said...

I know how Granddad feels. I'm not a very good patient either.

JuliaKoponick said...

I had never noticed that about you Michael.....(long pause)....okay, I had. :-)