Monday, December 5, 2011

Long, long overdue update...

On Tuesday, November 22nd I flew to Ohio to be with my younger brother, Santos who was scheduled for surgery. Due to an infection he was battling, the surgery was postponed and didn't happen till Thursday, December 1st. Santos was in the ICU at the Cleveland Clinic being treated for a C. diff bacteria and faced a few challenges. He needed a temporary pacemaker installed as well as continuous dialysis.
Santos and my sister in law Teresa the day before surgery

Surgery was 11 hours long and the waiting was just excruciating. I'm glad I was there to provide some support to my mother and my sister in law Teresa. Santos had a double bypass, a heart valve replaced, some "cleaning" of the heart due to an abscess and a pacemaker installed. Thankfully he was intubated the morning of 12/5/11 and is breathing on this own. We are more than optimistic of his recovery. I can't thank enough the family and friends who called, said prayers and were just there for my family.

I returned home to California on December 3rd and will appreciate your continued good wishes, good thoughts, and prayers as Santos faces a challenging recovery.

8 comments:

lynda said...

So good to hear that Santos had a successful surgery. I will continue to keep him in my prayers, and hope that his recovery goes smoothly.

missy said...

My prayers and thoughts are with your brother.

hugs
-missy-

Joy said...

Milly, glad to know things are doing well with your brother. The Cleveland Clinic is a wonderful hospital...they discovered my back issues when I was a teen. I cannot say enough how friendly the staff was to me. My dad had a triple bypass years ago, although the recovey was trying, he did well and so will your brother. He obviously has the love and support of a wonderful family and your cyber family!! Sending well wishes to him!!

cucki said...

Your brother is in my prayers.
blessings
cucki xx

Mouse said...

so glad to hear that all has gone well and sending positive thoughts that it continues to do so :) take care yourself too :) love mouse xxxx

Vonna said...

Praise God! I'm happy to hear your brother is doing better! Shall keep him in my prayers for a speedy, full recovery!

Rita said...

I'm glad the surgery is over and he is on the road to recovery.

Santos and your family continue to be in my prayers.

LindaMc said...

I hope that your brother's recover continues and he is already or will soon be home. So good that you could be with your family during those trying times.