i finally heard from dad a few minutes ago - he'd managed to borrow a phone to call me but only stayed on the line like 2 minutes so i'm kind of left really confused, and i have no number to call him back on. he sounded pretty groggy anyway.
apparently there was a complication during his surgery that lead to quite a bit of blood loss, and some of that blood gathered in his stomach or intestines (it's hard to get good details from him, unfortunately) and so they're keeping him over night to see if it resolves itself or if he needs another surgery tomorrow to remove the trapped blood.
my dad has has longtime problems with his heart, and his blood, and whatnot. i really, really hope the issue resolves itself naturally rather than a second surgery. i've had to call mom to have her try and call the hospital tomorrow to track him down and see if she can get information for me. but he's in the hospital so.. he should be looked after, right??
i'm not good with this stuff. :(