4 hours ago
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Dad (Rod) Barcklay
Josh's Dad suffered a heart attack yesterday. He got to the hospital and was doing ok when they transferred him to Coeur d' Alene hospital. They did an Angiogram to see if a stint or balloon would take care of the blockage. No luck.
He is 85-95% blocked in both his left and right (?) ventricles and there are blockages in two others. All of them extensive. So, as I type, he is in the operating room having Quadruple Bypass surgery. He is doing ok so far, they've taken the vein from his leg for the bypass and he is doing well on the heart/lung bypass machine. That is the most nerve racking part, really.
Josh is doing ok. He was out on a rig by himself doing some mudlogging because he is short handed when we got the news. He doesn't have good cell coverage out there so we haven't been able to talk much. I think he will be home later today though. If anyone wants to pass a note of support on to him, use email or a text to his phone. I'm sure he will appreciate it.
We will keep you all updated on Rod's condition as we know it. Please keep our family in your thoughts and if you pray....well, that too.