Journal entry by Lori OConnell

Good news! The results of Dad's blood work this week remained stable compared to his lab work from 2 weeks ago.  Additionally, we paid a visit to his regular cardiologist, Dr. Molly Rutherford. What a wonderful woman she is - very caring and compassionate. She was very disappointed that she wasn't involved in Dad's care during his hospital stay. While we loved the hospitalist who treated Dad at Roanoke Memorial, she did not know my father prior to his hospitalization. Dr. Rutherford has been treating Dad for a number of years now and she painted a much brighter picture about Dad's longevity!  She feels with a little dietary self-control and her continued monitoring, Dad has every reason to be optimistic about his future as long as his heart, lungs, and kidney function continue to remain stable.


I want to personally thank all of you who have reached out to Dad, myself and my siblings with thoughts, prayers and well wishes. Love and hugs to all of you!

Lori
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