Hello from the Valley of the Sun!
As many of you know, I went to see Lottie and Rob in Greater Mmaassbbrree over the weekend. However, as has become an unwelcome family tradition, the weekend was cut short with some bad news. After having an "incident" on a trip to Vegas (again) with my sisters a week ago, Pops had an angiogram on Friday. The doctors felt the situation was bad enough that he is going to have to have a quadruple bypass tomorrow, so I took the Mmaassbbrree-Amsterdam-London-Phoenix express yesterday to be out here with him for the surgery and recovery. It sounds scary, and of course it is, but the positive slant is Pops is in good enough health that they are willing to operate on him, which is a consideration at 75, and he is expected to do well.
A lot of people who know and love him are on this list, so I will keep you posted. Pops goes in at 7:30 tomorrow, with the surgery scheduled for 9:30, and it is expected to take 5-6 hours. After that, he'll be in ICU for at least 24 hours, and then in the hospital for some days, depending on his recovery.
Today we're going to relax at Tracy's and Kevin's, who, in addition to putting me up, are providing a healthy early dinner for us and cousin Tommy, who also flew out yesterday. I might sneak in a glass of wine, too.
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