Dad's Heart Attack
Well we have had a busy blessed 2010!! It all started on New Year's Eve. Dad had a busy New Year's Eve Day. He went to the Temple and had the most amazing experience he has ever had. He ran a few errands and then came home and fed his and the neighbor's animals. After that he had a very light dinner (salad) then he came in and started talking to me. Then all of a sudden he put his hand to his chest and sat down on my bed then all of a sudden he fell back on my bed. I at first thought that he was kidding but I couldn't get him to respond. I yelled for Mom and she came running down. She kind of slapped him around and I called 911. We got him down to my bedroom floor and I held 911 to my ear and started CPR. I did CPR for 8 minutes until the Paramedics got there . . . and yes that was the longest 8 minutes of my life! The Paramedics had to shock him to bring him back and then they called life flight. On his way to the helicopter a few men in our ward gave him a blessing and life flight got him down to McKay Dee Hospital in 4 minutes and we drove down as fast as we could. Our Bishop (Bishop Mike Rhodes) was there to meet Dad and he gave him another blessing with a hospital worker. They lost him again at the hospital and so they shocked him again. They did a double bi-pass that night and Dad was in ICU for 2 days then they moved him up to the Cardio floor for 5 days. Dad came home on Thursday January 7, 2010. Dad is doing so great and they are so impressed with his recovery they didn't expect it at all. They said the CPR kept the oxygen to his brain and that helped his brain function to be what it is today. We are so blessed and lucky and love him more than anything in this world. Heavenly Father and the prayers and love are what helped us through this. Thank you to everyone!
Posted by Cassie Jo and Payton