Derrick is out!!!

Disclaimer....not posted by Shannon.....she made me say!!!!

Derrick is out and doing well. The Dr. met with us and his pressures are ideal for surgery now. They did notice that he has an abnormal run of atrial tachycardia. During the procedure they caught it a few times. She said that he is stable during these runs and that it can be common after heart surgery. However, we are going home with a Holter monitor and D will probably end up on medicine to correct his rate.

He seems to be much happier this time than the last. He has eaten well for him already!!! He still can't move around for another hour or so. Shannon is holding him now, which they said we couldn't do, because he was moving around and reaching for her. I am sure she is so upset about that, not!!! So you will have to forgive me about this post. No glam, just the facts...I told Shannon not to yell at me about the look of the post.

Thanks for all your prayers! We really needed them and still continue to need them. We will probably be having surgery within the next few weeks as our surgeon will be leaving at the end of January.

We will update later....the computer is dying. Thanks again for all of your support!!!!


  1. You did a great job updating so Shannon can't get too mad about your posting skills!! LOL!!

    I am so glad to hear that D is out and the cath went well!

    Keeping you all close in our prayers!! {{{HUG}}}

    Stef, Ryan, Wyatt and Logan

  2. So Glad he's out and doing well. He's got to get home for Santa!!!!!

  3. I was wondering how things were going! Glad to hear things are going well :-)

    I too am amazed they can go into your ticker without cutting it open. Too bad they can do that to correct everything. Maybe someday...

    We will keep D and the fam in our prayers! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

    Tracey, Jeremy, Riley, Drew and Jordan Snyder

  4. Keeping the family in our prayers...Merry Christmas to the Carter Family. Glad D is doing well.

  5. Yeah!!! Thank you JESUS!!! Yet another answer to all of our prayers. What a Christmas present D is! Parker is giving D a BIG high five from one heart friend to another! We are so glad to hear that everything went well and that you all are tucked away at home tonight! It doesn't get much better than that. How wonderful that D's surgeon will be able to see him through his next surgery! He is such a humble man. Merry Christmas to you all and we are praying tonight for D's next BIG DAY!
    Love In Christ,
    The Crafts
    Willis, Amy, Karlyn, and Parker

  6. So thankful that D's cath went well! We will still continue to keep him and y'all in our prayers especially with the surgery coming up!

    Sue Shelton & family

  7. Love you all! Can't wait to see y'all tomorrow night! Merry Christmas Eve, Eve!!

  8. Praise God!! SO glad he will get to come home and be at home for Santa.. You did good on the post..Lots of Love and Prayers are being sent your way.

    Rhonda ~

  9. We are so glad to hear that Derrick did well! You guys are always in our prayers and we will be especially holding you close in the next few weeks. Now...hurry home and celebrate Derrick's first Christmas!! And have a great one!!

    Merry Christmas!
    Kati, Rocky, Evan & Brycen Dunn