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So Dad is going into surgery right about now; they haven't seen the results they were hoping for from the pulley system with the weights. His vertebrae haven't slide back where they should be, still pinching the spinal chord, and still not getting any response mid-torso down. He's been really drugged up to keep him comfortable and to keep him from fighting all of the accessories they have on him.
His heart rate has been lower than they would like, as well, so Wednesday they're putting a pacemaker in. They also want to move him from Palomar to Tri-City as soon as medically feasible for insurance purposes.
Everyone is worried how his heart is holding out- its good to know they;re keeping an eye on it but todays surgery makes everyone nervous. He's had 2 heart attacks already, last one about 6 or 7 years ago.
On the positve side of things, even with all the stress and worry we're dealing with, we're still very excited about the engagement ring. We emailed off the GIA report to the jeweler so they have the exact specs for our center stone straight from the horse mouth; they emailed off the original order with the specs I gave them but they want the official report so there's no confusion (though the jeweler got a good giggle that I knew all the specs offhand hehe). Its been fun showing pictures to the girls at work but I was reminded today about my parents and how sad it is that they aren't part of this huge event in my life. C'est le vie.