My stepfather suffered a massive heart attack this past Saturday. He was out of town (Amarillo) for a construction job when it occured. My mom was a mess after receiving the news, of course. Two of my brothers had to drive her up there (it's about 7 hours away). She told me it was better if I didn't go since my first day of school was today.
He had two clogged arteries and had to have stents inserted. Needless to say his heart was very weak after the attack (doctors say he was very lucky to be alive...it helped that there was a hospital up there street from where he was at when the attack occured). His lifelong smoking habit contributed to this. He is only 50 years old.
I have been speaking to my mother once or twice a day since Saturday. Both she and my brother say he looks a little better, but he is not out of danger. There is always the chance of complication, so he is being carefully monitored.
I am scared and worried for him, but I also know that I, along with the rest of my family, need to be positive and strong about this. I am praying for him everyday.
I am asking for your prayers for him. And if you are not a religious person, I would appreciate good vibes and thoughts being sent his way. I would be so grateful for it.