May 29, 2009

A quick hello and update

My dad had his surgery yesterday afternoon. It was supposed to take 2 1/2 hours and took about 4 which had us a little nervous, but it all turned out fine. He is in the ICU where he was expected to stay for 2-3 days. Last night when we saw him he was in terrible pain which really upset me - he just seemed to be suffering so much and we could only see him twice for about a half hour each time. I cried and cried when we left after the last visit they would allow last night. I felt so awful.

This morning when we saw him he was much better and not in nearly as much pain as they finally got that under control. He has a epidural and morphine drip that he can manage. He was much more like my dad this morning. In fact, he's doing so well other than pain, they are going to move him out of ICU as soon as another bed opens up. So once again, he's surprised everyone and doing better than the standard average guy in his position. He was strong tough determined ol' bird. A little cantankerous but I am in awe of his strength and determination.

So, I'll be camped out at the hospital, as I am now (in the ICU waiting room), the next several days. Until he gets moved we can only see him at 5 scheduled half hour times during the day. When they move him, we have someone with him at all times. The hospital seems to depend on that, family staying with the patient, to take care of the little things.

That is all for now. When I get in a better location I may have better access to my computer and blog visits. Until then, thank you for all of your continued prayers, good wishes, and cheering on!
They mean the world to me and I have mentioned to my dad that people that have never even met him are praying and pulling for him. His name is Jim if you want to be specific in your prayers.

One last thing, I lost my mom after some unexpected complications from a less risky surgery than the ones my dad has been through. So there is a little bit of me that is always aware of that and worries about that. Your prayers really do help not just my dad, but me too. Thank you!

marsha

16 comments:

yoborobo said...

Hi Marsha! I'm so glad your Dad is feeling better today. And I'm glad you're there so you can take care of him.

I'm thinking of you, (even if I'm not emailing, etc. - because I know you're busy busy) and I am praying for you and your Dad. Sending good thoughts and a warm hug to you! You hang tough, girlfriend! xoxo Pam

Sabii Wabii said...

There is something quite frightful about hospitals. Even when my brother and his wife were there to give birth to their first we had to keep reminding ourselves this was a good thing to be in a hospital for.
I am happy to hear your Dad is improving. I will pray for you and him. That the Lord heal him quickly and graciously offer comfort to all of you!
Blessings to you today,
Terisa

Outstanding Stranger said...

Well I am glad the surgery is over and some of the stress gone...I pray that his recovery will be fast and strong. My Mother just went into the hospital yesterday for they are doing test to find out what is wrong. I feel so helpless being so far away from her, but I am thankful my Sister and brother are close by. Hugs to you Marsha.

June said...

Marsha i am so pleased it has all gone well and your dad is so strong and in less pain now too. I shall keep jim in my prayers.
I shall be in a similar position on 1th June. My son is to have a serious op for an anuerysm. I am terrified.
Sending love and many prayers for you and yours my friend
Hugs June xxx

aliceinparis said...

So glad you are all on the other side of this operation. Now he just has to heal and get stronger:)Things sound good but I will continue to send thoughts of strength your way:)
Cheers, Shelagh

Terri Kahrs said...

I'll definitely ask the Father of the Universe to keep you, your Dad and your family in the palm of His hand. And, I will mention your Dad by his name (doesn't hurt!) I'll remember "Jim" because it's my husband's name too!

Am happy to hear that Dad came through the operation with flying colors. Now the healing can begin - one step at a time. I'm sure that you'll feel a lot better when he gets out of ICU and into a room so that you can spend more time.

Know that loving thoughts and prayers surround you. Warm, loving Hugs. Terri xoxo

crafty capers said...

Ah, glad to hear that everything went ok. Hope your dad goes from strength to strength. Hugs to you all x
I know you have other things on your mind right now but wanted to let you know that your fabulous art arrived in England - I can't tell you how happy I am :-)))) Thanks sooo much. I shall blog it soon for all the world to see.

Leslie said...

You and your dad are in my thoughts and I continue to send positive energy your way!

Lumilyon said...

Really glad to hear that things have gone so well Marsha. Give jim a big smackeroo kiss all the way from England! It's not surprising that you feel so anxious after what happened to your mum but try to stay positive because there's a lot of positive thought and prayer coming your way xxx

indybev said...

I'm glad the awful anticipation and dread is over, and he's on the mend. No doubt in my mind all the prayers coming your way helped! I continue to send "white light" your way ... and Jim's!

Taluula said...

Marsha be strong and tell Jim I'm sending him good healing thoughts

Tace said...

Hi Ms. TumbleFish, I am glad you are on the other side of the surgery and your Dad is already feeling a little better! I am thinking oodles and kaboodles of positive good thoughts for him and you :)Make sure to take care of yourself as well!
smiles from me

whymsicalmusings said...

Marsha so glad your Dad is doing so well. He and you are in my prayers daily. I am so glad you can be with him.
XXXXOOOO

Chrisy said...

Hey Sweet Girl...so pleased that all is progressing well...I can relate to you being so upset when he was in such pain...you feel so helpless...take care and know that many people are sending loving thoughts your way...

Cathy said...

thanks for sharing the update with us, marsha. glad your dad is feeling better today. will continue to keep you and him in prayer--we're gonna just pray this all the way thru to victory! hugs! cath

Heartinmyhand said...

Marsha, so glad everything is going well.Hope you all are able to get the rest you need. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers