We as Dick's family are all really tired because it has been an extremely long two days. The prep, the opening of his chest, the heart and lung by-pass and closure all went well today, and we were most encouraged as we heard the good report from his wonderful surgeon Dr. Shumway. Of course he is in ICU in critical condition but after what he has gone through, that should be no surprise.
We almost lost him yesterday, but God's hand on Dick today was so evident; I know grace will continue to restore life back into his very tired and failing heart. After he is out of ICU will come daily therapy and physical strengthening; he needs to be built up to be ready for his new heart when one becomes available.
To all prayer warriors all over this country praying, thank you!