Margaret’s dad, Frank Hurst, started having chest pains yesterday morning and went to the local Emergency Room. They couldn’t find anything wrong, but they kept him overnight for observation and so a cardiologist could examine him this morning.
After talking with him, the cardiologist decided there was probably a slight blockage, and did a heart catheterization, expecting to put in a stint to correct the blockage. Instead, the cardiologist found a major blockage in one artery and lesser blockages in three more arteries. He could not correct these with a stint. The good news is that he could not find any heart damage at all!
So, my father-in-law is being transferred to another hospital about 45 minutes away. He will consult with a surgeon there and have heart bypass surgery probably next Monday or Tuesday. We would appreciate your prayers for him and for our family.