Things are speeding up
Yesterday my dad heard it would take another 4 to 5 days before he would get his bypass. This morning the doctor told him he is scheduled to undergo surgery tomorrow afternoon. The whole procedure will somewhere between 3 and 5 hours.
Changes like this are an emotional rollercoaster in itself. You prepare yourself for one thing and then something else will happen. This also hit him hard, though he wants to get it over and done with. The rest of us try to manage and not add to the distress, but I noticed we are all a bit drained as well.
Tomorrow will be another wrenching day. We can do nothing but wait. The procedure is standard, but it is not an everyday thing for us.