September 26, 2009

I'm Baaaaaccck!

Hey folks, I'm back and totally exhausted.

Dad is doing so much better that even though it was hard to leave at least I felt okay about leaving him.

As you know, last Friday I received a call which scared me to death.  I was being fed all kinds of information and wasn't really sure what was going on. 

At first, they thought he'd had a stroke.  And that the spot on the brain was cancer.  And that the balloon he'd had put in years ago was clogged.

Only the last one was right.  Apparently, he had a bleeding ulcer.  For months!!!  Honestly, if you can only eat milk and crackers don't you think you'd go to the doctor??  Only after he had a minor accident in his truck after getting dizzy and lightheaded did anyone make him go.  Turns out he'd lost so much blood that they had to give him 5 units.  They said he'd almost bled out.  The spot on the brain is damage from so much blood loss.

When I arrived at the hospital on Sunday the first thing he said to me was "Good.  Now I gotta ride home."  I'm like WTF???  I refuse to help the man escape!  Turns out they had truly discharged him.  There was nothing more they could do until they get ready to do the bypass surgery on the 29th.

So I took him home - even though his color wasn't good, he was weak and shaky.  But by yesterday, he was much stronger and looking healthier.  I then proceeded to drive two hours each way every day to see him.  I didn't want to stay with them because they are both ill and didn't need the aggravation of a guest.  And they go to bed like at 7:00 pm.  So I stayed with my best girlfriend and her family.

I have so much to tell you.  But I'll do it in another post because right now I just want to enjoy being home - even though it's raining!  My whole week in Texas was nothing but rain and then to come home to it?  And you all know how I feel about rain!

Anyway, thank you all so much for the good thoughts, wishes and prayers.  You are amazing!


  1. Welcome Back, sweetie!

    I trust your visit was a positive one.

    Peace and Love

  2. Just glad to hear he's doing better and that you're doing okay :)

  3. Yes, it was a positive visit; and I'm doing well. Glad to be home - and hopefully, he'll start taking care of himself. Missed all you so much. It's amazing how the internet brings so many people together. . .

  4. Glad it wasn't AS serious, but still, sounds VERY serious. But at least you were there for him, and I'm sure he was totally grateful for that, even thought sometimes, parents fail to mention it.

  5. OH I'm glad things went well. Get some well deserved rest, you must be exhausted!

  6. Glad you got home safely. Sorry tried to comment night you got home....was it really Saturday. Have I been 'away' that long? Just tried to comment again...having problems. x