From Pastor Jeff Schulz, First Presbyterian Seattle:
Pastor Ron is recovering well in the hospital from a heart attack that he suffered earlier today. When it became clear that he needed medical help, Ron was rushed to Virginia Mason, where doctors identified a blockage in a main artery that brings blood to the heart. Doctors quickly inserted a stint (a “tube” that pushes open the artery), blood flow was restored, and Ron is now recovering well. Assuming this impending blockage had been gradually affecting his health, the hope is that he will be even better than he was before he suffered the heart attack. Also, doctors are hopeful that since they very quickly unblocked the artery that there will be little to no permanent heart damage. Ron is in good spirits, and will be recovering for a few days in Virginia Mason. As much as they would love to see all of us, Ron and Janet graciously asked that we let him focus on rest and recovery for a few days. If you would like to send a get well card or gift please send it to their home address, as they don’t know how long he will be in the hospital.
Ron Thompson: 3883 44th Avenue NE., Seattle, WA 98105
While we lament Ron’s heart attack, it is a blessing that he made it to the hospital quickly, they were ready for him, quickly diagnosed and treated the problem, and he is headed for what we hope to be a full recovery, thanks to some good medicine and a gracious God!
Let’s keep Ron and Janet in our prayers.