Monday, November 1, 2010

Say I Love You

Many of you may have heard by now that my dad had an emergency triple by-pass on Friday afternoon. I, and my two sibs who live locally, went right up to be with my mom during the surgery. The Boss held down the fort here at home so that we could focus our time and attention on Mom and Dad.  It was very, very difficult to see him so incapacitated on Friday night and earlier on Saturday morning. But by the time I left the hospital on Sunday afternoon, he was looking much more like himself. He'd had a lap around the nurses' station, was sitting up joking and talking with us and even eating light meals.

We are incredibly grateful for the hand of the Lord that kept Dad from permanent heart damage - according to the doctor, it's a miracle that he hadn't suffered a major heart attack thus far, when considering where the blockages were and how critical they were to major blood flow. We're also grateful that the hospital was able to assemble a team so quickly and that "the number one guy" was available to head that team. Further, we are so appreciative for the prayers, compassion, support and help that folks lent us over the weekend. It was a beautiful thing to see my mom so well cared for, and to hear of the loving prayers that folks were praying on our behalf.  I'm feeling incredibly blessed to still have my Daddy alive and kicking AND to feel the support of so many friends and family around me today.

Please keep my dad and my mom in your prayers moving forward toward recovery. It will be quite a few weeks before he is released to resume any "light duty" of regular life and we all want to see him come out of this refreshed and healed well. "Light" duty isn't really in his vocabulary!

Be sure to say "I love you" today and often. When emergencies like this happen, that love gives strength that you can't even imagine.


TCC said...

Praying for you and your family.

Our Dad's just aren't "light work" type of people.

I remember when my Father-in-law needed emergency quadruple bypass a couple of years ago. It took some time but he recovered very well.

Praying the miracles continue to be everpresent for your Daddy.

Aus said...

OK then - don't that just scare the bejeebers outta me! We will - of course - keep your Mom and Dad in our prayers!

"It was a beautiful thing to see...." - yeah - but that might just have something to do with the kind of people your folks are too - and near as I can tell - the apple didn't fall far from the tree!

And maybe it's my line of work - but EVERY time Marie or the kids and I talk we part with an I love you - just in case - and because it should never go unsaid!

Oh - and hey Boss - nice work stepping up there - not that any good partner wouldn't - but that needs to be said too!

And so - love you guys - and hugs -
aus and co.

a Tonggu Momma said...

Absolutely praying! After the husband's heart scare four years ago, my own heart always "stops" when I hear of something like this. Praying for lots of rest and a quick recovery.