Jun 2, 2009

Tuesday update

Hi all - Have a few minutes and a spot to compute! Dad is okay - a few concerns this morning. He had the tube pulled out of his stomach and is finally able to "eat" or drink a liquid diet and having very little trouble that way. That's good. The epidural is gone and he is on oral pain medication. And, that is good. He is having some shortness of breath all of a sudden though and we are waiting for a doctor visit. He seems a bit anxious about it and isn't as perky today.

My brother leaves tomorrow. He has been so wonderful staying all night each night with my dad. He will be missed and I get nervous knowing that I am "the one" to manage it all without him here. The next few days make me anxious and nervous. We were thinking Dad may get to go home tomorrow, but I have a feeling we may have had a setback this morning and it may end up being Thursday.

I am planning to go home on the 11th. Next week I'll be able to visit blogs and think more creatively once we're back at my dad's house. I can't wait to think about art more than meds, and meals, and sponge baths, and oxygen levels and blah, blah, blah! I bet you're growing tired of blah, blah, blah too!

I love you all more than you know. You have helped more than I can tell you. I feel badly that all I can write about is my dad right now. It will change soon. Have beautiful creative days this week and make some art for me (well, not FOR me but enjoy making it for me!)

marsha

21 comments:

Tace said...

Thinking of you Ms. Tumble Fish and of your Dad. We keep piling more good thoughts on top of good thoughts and sprinkling it all with positivity!!!!!! Hope your Dad's health keeps improving and that you take good care of yourself too!!
smiles from me

Stacey said...

Continued prayers being sent out for your dad! {{HUGS}} Hope things go smooth for the rest of his recovery. Take care! ~Stacey

Kim Mailhot said...

hugs, prayers and positive thoughts, Marsha, for you and your family,

painting polka dots with you in mind today ...

Lumilyon said...

This all sounds pretty good Marsha. Lots of positive thoughts coming your way from here x

yoborobo said...

Hi Marsha! I will keep up the "good thoughts" vigil with all of your other pals. :) You'll have a regular freeway of good thoughts coming your way!

I hope you get to go to your Dad's house soon. Hospitals are not fun at all. Take care of Marsha, too. xoxox Pam

Leslie said...

Wonderful to "hear" your voice again! I'm still sending good thoughts your way!

Shawn Borror said...

I was in your spot just about a year ago...it's such a worry to worry about one's parents. Keep positive and keep him positive, healthy thoughts and words his way. Best wishes for you all.

lilylovekin said...

I hope this breathing thing is nothing too serious. I know you will do fine being the only "care giver" but I understand the feeling of responsibility. Remember to take care of yourself also.

aliceinparis said...

Write what you have to please don't worry about it. It is YOUR blog after all and we come here because we are interested in you! Art is fun but life sometimes takes precedence.
I hope your dad continues to improve at a good pace. Take care of yourself.
Cheers, Shelagh xox

Melissa said...

You just keep on writing about your dad! I think writing is good for the soul. Sounds like your dad is doing GREAT considering all that he's gone through. You both are in my thoughts and prayers. Keep being strong, keep breathing deeply and you'll be just fine sweets!
Smiles-
Melissa

Barb said...

Marsha...sending you and yours heaps of healing huggz....all the best for his recovery

Jamie said...

Hey there Sweet Marsha! It is so good to see you and to hear that he is eating and off the epidural. Baby steps and all in the right direction. You are all constantly in my thoughts Sweetie! Love, Jamie

roc said...

hey marsha...nice to hear from you. sounds like your dad is making wonderful progress! i'll keep praying for all of you.

Cathy said...

art + life--blog it all. we're all with you in spirit. hugs, cath

Suzan Buckner said...
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Suzan Buckner said...

Marsha..I am so sorry--I have been out of the blog loop for so long that I didn't realize that you were going through all of this with your dad. I am so happy that he made it through the surgery, and is on his way to recovery!! I will keep you and him in my prayers!! hugs!! me.

whymsicalmusings said...

Never grow tired of hearing about your BLah Blah Blah sometimes that is the only thing to say:)
Keeping you and your Dad in my prayers.
I miss your beautiful artwork.
XXXX
Becky

VBR said...

Hey Miss Fish! I hope that each day brings better and better news for your Dad and for you too. I hope that you find comfort and strength knowing there are so many of us out here thinking of you and your Dad and sending your positive energy and thoughts and that you are both in our prayers.

VBR - Verna

Chrisy said...

No need to apologise honey...it's a gift being able to support somebody that you like...pleased that things are progressing...i wonder if the oral pain killers could be causing breathlessness...know that asthmatics can't take ibprofen so maybe related...take care...

BlueRidgeLady said...

Hey Sweetie! Sounds like things went well and so glad to hear your Dad is improving by the day!! I know you will all be glad to get back to his home. I am praying for you all and sending a warm hug your way!

yoborobo said...

Hi Marsha! Just a note to tell you I'm thinking of you and your Dad. Take care - we're all behind you, sister!!! :)