Skip to comments.Governor Palinís Dad Undergoes Heart Surgery; Recuperating
Posted on 05/11/2013 7:32:03 AM PDT by Kolath
Via Chuck Jr.
As many of you may have heard, our dad is in the hospital right now after undergoing major open-heart surgery today. We knew this was surgery was imminent and Dad probably wanted to keep it private, but the word got out so in order to stop the rumors, here are the facts:
Mom is with me now at my house. She spent the day in the waiting room. Dad is unconscious and on a ventilator but they hope to remove it soon so he can breathe on his own. The surgery went well according to the doctors. It lasted almost six hours and they fixed a lot of things
pulmonary aneurysm, aortic valve replacement, etc. He had a congenital valve condition that made his heart work much harder than it was supposed to for his entire life; his drive and stubbornness probably kept him going for as long as his seventy-five years. Most people that know him know that hes been extremely active his entire life
college track and football, all-star basketball player in Skagway, Boston Marathoner, as well as a longtime hunting and fishing guide. Amazing to think he did all this with a weak heart.
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Correction: poster on C4P is Adrienne Ross
Sorry for misspell
Trying times for all.
Open heart surgery at 75 can’t be easy but sounds like if anyone can make it through that..it will be this hardy Alaskan!
Hay, as long as he isn’t burned to death in his Church, Mr. Heath can withstand almost anything.
All my best to the tough old guy.
Hugs to him.
G-d be with you during your recovery, Mr. Heath.
Prayers up for this fine man and the entire family.
Chuck Sr is one tough Alaskan.
“Open heart surgery at 75 cant be easy but sounds like if anyone can make it through that..it will be this hardy Alaskan!”
I had open heart surgery and then had 45 radiation treatments for prostate cancer in my 79th year. I’m 82 now and doing great. Might be under stating it but I told my kids I had dentist appointments worse than either. The Good Lord was on my side I guess. (I think he can be pretty forgiving)
God Bless Chuck Heath, wishing for a speedy recovery..he is a warrior he will make it through this stronger than ever!!
Wow! May God continue to bless you! What an inspiration you are to your children and family and FReepers!
Sending prayers for restored health and strength.
What a wonderful testimony to God’s grace and blessings!
Thank you for sharing.
No doubt about what toll those demonic attacks have taken on that whole family! I am certain also that the lying libs don’t lose a moment of sleep over it either.
God Bless Mr. Heath and family. Hope he has a very speedy recovery.
My Dad had quadruple bypass a year and half ago when he was 81. It is truly amazing how far medical science has advanced. I think he didn’t think he was going to come out of the surgery alive.
It wasn’t easy.
They had my Dad up in a chair 2 days after surgery and he looked great...then he went downhill for a while. Personally, I think the body takes awhile to realize the trauma that it just went through and then it finally reacts to it, you look worse than you did a day or two after surgery.
I could go on and on about that experience....especially, how they didn’t let him rest...why wake/disturb a person recovering from a major surgery, when you have him hooked up and monitoring him 7 ways to sunday and see he is stable? I believe sleep is a powerful medicine.
Dad is riding a stationary bike and walking now. He looks and feels better than he has in many years.
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