My dad has been stationed in Iraq since the end of April. He's 55 and is in pretty good shape. Because of his position and rank, he is able to communicate with my mom and myself at least every other day if not every day. Tuesday morning my mom gets a phone call from Dad's Sergeant-Major saying he's being airlifted to a hospital in Baghdad because he's having trouble breathing but they cannot release any more information at that time. A few hours later, another call comes in from Dad's CO. He says they're medivacing him to an airforce base in Germany and someone will be in touch with us as soon as they know something. Later on that evening, Dad is able to call from Germany to say they've run all sorts of tests on him and they all came up with nothing but they're going to do an angiogram (sp?) on him later that day to see if it was his heart or just indigestion. No word at all Wednesday while he's waiting for his test results. Thursday morning early, a nurse from the hospital in Germany calls and leaves a number where we can reach Dad at the hospital. Mom calls and gets to talk to him and he says the results came back showing three arteries blocked and the doctors had already scheduled surgery for him later in the afternoon. We've had no word since so we're all on pins and needles here. It's bad not knowing what's going on but it's even worse when you're thousands of miles away waiting on a phone call. We called the Red Cross after talking to Dad and they're supposed to wire an inquiry to the hospital to notify his CO to call as soon as he gets word on Dad's condition, which they said my be up to three to five days. It's going to be a long weekend here.