DADDY WENT HOME TODAY!!!!
The test scheduled for this morning ended up actually being scheduled for 1:00 this afternoon. I had had it with all these delays, so since Dad’s PCP had released him yesterday I put in a call to him to tell him I was taking Daddy home! I told the nurses that we weren’t waiting any longer for him to eat, and we were checking out. The nurses were so sympathetic to our situation, and began making calls. Dr. Sharpless came in very soon after that and gave us our walking orders! We were out of there by noon – later than we wanted to be, but glad to be out anyway!
Dad is doing well at home; I am catching up at work (burning a CD right now, so I thought I’d update here – you know, multi-tasking!). I am going to my own home this evening to have Christmas with Will before he leaves in the morning. I’m so sad I didn’t get to spend more time with him, but thankful he got to come.
More later. The CD is finished. Have a blessed day!
I am just now seeing the loving comments made on this day’s blog, and I appreciate it so much. Thank you all.
Daddy and I had our hearts broken today. We were supposed to go home. We got the release from Dr. Sharpless. We got everything packed. We said goodbye to our favorite Tech. We called home and Gen put fresh sheets on Daddy’s bed. Then, at about 3:00 this afternoon, our nurse Dhavi came into the room bearing the sad news that Daddy’s gastrointerologist said we had to stay put. OH, WE WERE CRUSHED!!!!
But, after a really good cry on my hubby’s shoulder (via the telephone), I got a grip and dealt with it. I had planned to deal with some business issues for Dad and Mom, as well as try to shop for their (our) house, so after the melt down, I left Dad for a couple of hours to take are of these necessities. I didn’t have to go all the way to the house because my sweet hubby met me at Walmart & took the groceries over to Gen.
Dr. Alam has ordered another test for Daddy in the morning, so we had to stay. I’m not sure what precipitated this, since I’ve not seen Dr. Alam since he ordered the first two tests. I looked up the description of the test, and it is described as minimally invasive, so I am going along with it.
I hope to get back to my computer tomorrow – we’ll see. I am sure grateful for all the love and prayers. God bless you all!
I know my title seems odd, but that’s how I’m feeling about now. As you know, I’m living at Mama and Daddy’s right now, helping care for them in whatever way I can. This past Monday evening we brought Daddy to the ER after which they immediately put him in the hospital for dehydration and low kidney function. He can’t seem to stop vomiting, although he hasn’t eaten anything in 3 or more days.
So, now I’m staying at the hospital with Daddy, Gen is at Mama’s, Dave is filling in where possible, and Bill is going from work to home to my home to hospital to Walmart to… Seriously, the twilight zone for the Allen family and their kin!
We are all doing fairly well, though, and today we had SNOW falling – a special blessing here in Texas from the Lord. I love the opportunity to stay with Daddy, but this time is especially hard because he is so out of it from the anti-nausea drugs. I’m getting in alot of HGTV, though! Wish I could see one of Barry’s shows.
Pray for us – especially Dad and Mom. The holidays is a terrible time to be sick!
God bless your day – maybe even with Texas snow!