4.10.2007

No news is good news...

My sister tried calling me while we were touring school #2, so I couldn't take her call. Now I can't get a hold of her, so I'm guessing she's at work. But I wouldn't be surprised if my dad was discharged from the hospital and on his way home.

Everything seems to be going well and he was up-and-around yesterday. I talked to both my mom and sister yesterday and last night on the phone and both of them seemed quite chipper, so I think they must be seeing my dad doing really well, considering. Lots of teasing about the scar on his neck (we're joking that he's Frankenstein's monster and that's where he had a bolt removed). Also joking about his claim that he was only 42 right after he suffered his stroke. We've been telling him that he looks like crap for a guy his age...

;)

k

Update @ 4:30. My dad was just discharged a while ago and will be staying at my sister's tonite. They are expecting some nasty weather, so hopefully my mom can drive them back home tomorrow.

:D

k

5 comments:

  1. i'm happy to hear that he's been released! it's so hard to get some decent rest in a hospital- there's always someone coming or going, or poking and prodding...

    What does his immediate recovery period look like? How is your family holding up?

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  2. Oh, I'm so glad he is being released!!! That is great news! I hope he makes a speedy recovery--shall be rooting for him!

    Yeah, I heard that the fox valley is supposed to get hit with snow tonight..such depressing weather! Am longing for spring.

    Liz

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  3. Oh, I hear that...I got almost NO sleep when I had Dane...miserable situation for a new mom. I was exhausted and a mess after having a "surgical" birth, too. When I had my boobie surgery I could have stayed that night, but I felt really quite well and was antsy to go home. I recovered so much better in my own bed. I would have been in an outpatient ward at St. Mary's which is even less conducive to sleep than a private room.

    So far it looks like his recovery won't be so bad. I think his relatively young age and good health works in his favor. I honestly think the hardest part will be kicking the cancer sticks for him.

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  4. Oh, and another crazy thing...apparently the doctors have determined that my dad didn't actually have a full stroke, just shortage of blood/oxygen to his brain due to the blockage. He's actually very lucky. Had he not had that he likely would have had a bad stroke later on. I think he needs to take this as a second chance and an opportunity to rein bad habits in NOW!.

    k

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  5. Thanks, Liz! And I agree, this weather is nuts. A return of Spring is long overdue! I'd just be happy with 40s and 50s and no snow at this point....

    :p

    k

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