Thursday, March 01, 2007

it was a good news Wednesday

Dad had surgery today. They removed the ventilator tube from his mouth and put it in his throat. There was much concern because of the switching time. He might be without oxygen.

The surgery went perfect. There was no cause for alarm. He is doing great. "Great" of course being a relative term. He still is not aware awake. He opens his eyes. He makes faces which portray he emotional state. He grimaces at pain. He frowns about things he doesn't like. All of which is better than a week ago.

Tammy's dad is not doing as well. He had a stroke on sunday. We were in the waiting room at the hospital where Dad is when she got the call. Years of smoking and alcohol abuse have limited the choices of treatment for him. It has him in a bad way.

Trying to work, and run back and forth to hospitals and jail, is taking a toll on all of us. We are collectively and individually a bit snappy at times.

But, we snap and snip, and then get back to doing the things that need to be done.

Sometimes the smile is pasted on over the frown, but most of the time it is genuine.

And we will take any good news any day we can get it.

1 comment:

Retro Girl said...

So sorry to hear about Tammy's dad.

Glad your Dad is stable and doing ok. I pray and hope that he gets stronger and better every day....

Keeping both dads and families in my prayers.

Love y'all