Thursday, September 23, 2010

Dad Kimball Update

Dad Kimball went in for surgery yesterday to fuse four vertebrae in his spine to make room for his tumors to grow. The surgery went as well as could be expected. He is out and breathing on his own (which was a big concern) and he is currently in the ICU. They are going to keep him there and monitor him closely for blood clots.

We will know if the surgery was a success when they can finally take Dad off the heavy morphine. The pain he was feeling should have subsided. He should only feel surgical pain now. And, we are all anxious to know if Dad will be able to walk again, but we won't know until he is recovered enough to get on his feet.

Hopefully, he will be out of the hospital in a week or so.

In other news, Anne Aguilera (Matt's sister) had her baby yesterday. Dad Kimball was able to be wheeled over to the maternity wing to see the baby before his surgery. Matt and I now have two people to visit at Utah Valley. As if our days and nights weren't already full of being at the hospital.

1 comment:

Marie said...

Too bad you don't have my hospital to come to too. Then you could go from hospital to hospital. Wouldn't that be fun?