Hi everyone - Pam (Todd's wife), Tammy & Terry here (Todd's daughters)!
We wanted to let you know what has been happening these past few days, as word has gotten out online and we didn't want anyone to worry. Our dad, Todd, came in to the hospital for a triple-bypass heart surgery on Wednesday. It lasted from 1:45 PM to 9:00 PM and then he had to go back for yet another surgery right after he got to his room. We were here at the hospital until 3:30 AM - it was a rough night but dad pulled through. Even with the tornado near our area and the electricity going out at the hospital for 3 seconds, he was a tough cookie.
Currently, we are with him in his hospital room as he begins recovery. He is talking, just started eating physical foods and is able to walk around for short periods of time. Other than being extremely exhausted and tired, he is in good spirits. He even commented on how much he loves this balloon we got him (it's technically a balloon for a newborn baby, but we thought it was the perfect balloon for our dad, because he is a star!).
He has requested that instead of sending flowers, coffee, balloons or (his favorite!) food to his hospital room, that donations be made to Abington Hospital (Abington, PA 19001) - as they have wonderful care and have been so wonderful to our dad - here: https://giving.jefferson.edu/giving/abington/support-ahf.html
We thank everyone who has already reached out to our family & our dad with your well wishes - we will continue to read each and every note to him, so keep them comin'!
And as dad always says, livin' is good!
Love, The Tuckey's
Also, here's dad's personal video with an update directly from him before the surgery: