My dad has his first surgery yesterday and is doing great. The doctors worked on the right side vein and inserted a shunt up through his groin to his neck. He woke up cracking jokes, flirting with the nurses and eating up a storm.
The doctors are going to keep him on Plavix (sp?) for another few weeks and see if that doesn't clear up the other vein.
My goal now is to arrange a nice day out boating on the lake with my mom and dad and my inlaws. I can just picture my dad, who's been incredibly cabin-fevery lately, having a wonderful time enjoying the sun and the beautiful views.