Tuesday, July 27, 2010

First week - arriving in Minneapolis

To our dearest friends and family,
Dick and I left for Minneapolis July 25th for a week long evaluation for a heart transplant. The last appointment on the first day was with his transplant doctor who put Dick right into the hospital.  It has been the unanimous conclusion by his team of heart failure doctors that Dick needs a new heart. Dick is scheduled to have major heart surgery - Tuesday, August 3rd where doctors will be implanting a LVAD ( a pump) into his heart (this is the same device Dick Cheney recently had implanted).  This is major heart surgery but it is truly necessary to buy him time until a heart becomes available.

Dick and I will be living in Minneapolis for these seven weeks.   He will be in the hospital for two weeks after surgery then will move in with me in our apartment across the street from the hospital where we will reside for an additional four weeks for his after care and rehab.  Please pray for GRACE GRACE GRACE.  I am trusting God will allow an apartment to become available and am trusting that God's will work all of this out for His GOOD.  I see the Lord in all of this and am so thankful for his amazing love and timing.

Thank you so much for all your prayers and continual support during this next month and a half.
We love each of you.   Dick and I are truly blessed to have such loving family and friends.

May "The LORD bless you and keep you;  the LORD make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you;  the LORD turn his face toward you and give you peace."
~ Numbers 6:24-26

Lovingly always,

Hospital information:
The Transplant Center
Fairview Medical Center
516 Delaware Street SE
Minneapolis, Mn  55455

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