Thursday, March 26, 2009

So Scary

I just have a short time to let you know that I will probably not post again for awhile. On Wednesday my DD1 called me at work to tell me that my dad had slipped off his bed and was too weak to get up so she had to call 911 and I should meet them at the hospital! It is a little over a 2 hour drive. Of course it was my DS's first home lacrosse game too and I (of course) had "stuff" in my car that had to be at the game so that meant I had to drive home first (about 30 minutes from work). I got home threw all the "stuff" in the cooler and put it on the porch for "someone" from the team to come and get. I packed my bag (not enough stuff as it all turns out) and had to stop for gas, of course!

I *finally* managed to get the the ER in time for them to tell me that they were moving him to another hospital as there were no beds where we were. So back into the car and off to another hospital. Turns out he has a gram positive cocci lung infection. He was slightly dehydrated too. So he has been having IV fluids and antibiotics. He is doing much better but it certainly was scary while we were waiting to see what was going on.

Many of you know that my DD1 lives with my dad and my handicapped sister and this day I felt so glad that she was there to make sure he had good care. When we finally got to the hospital, I realized that he did not have his glasses, hearing aid, teeth, shoes, and wallet! That was an interesting thing! He has all those things now and seems to be healing slowly. I guess at 82 it sometimes takes more time to get better.

I have been a busy bee cleaning his house. I mean BUSY!! My mom was a horder. I cleaned a LOT when she passed away 8 years ago but it has fallen back into quite a mess. It took me over 3 hours to clean the kitchen counter top and do the dishes. Poor DD. She tries but my dad won't let her throw anything out. I just do it and take the heat. What's he gonna do to me? LOL. I should have taken a photo but it is kind of scary. DD2 and her BF are going to come on Sat and help with some more cleaning so that will be good. I am staying here until he is discharged.

Oh another interesting thing. DS got a "hat trick" at the lacrosse game (there were only 4 goals scored total), so we are very proud of him. We also had to purchase raffle tickets as part of signing up for the team it was $100 for 10 tickets. I just kept mine and put our name on them all. Since I wasn't at the game they called me last night and I won! The prize?...$100!! The bonus? My ticket goes back into the pot for drawings in the future.

Anyway, please keep us in your prayers! I hope to be back soon.

11 comments:

Lotte said...

It is always scary when you get a phonecall to tell you one of your loved ones is in the hospital.. I hope your dad is going to be ok soon!

Michaela said...

Take care. I hope your dad will be better soon.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

I wondered where you were... prayers abound for health and healing. You do what you need to and we'll be here when you return, no worries. Sending hugs! Don't forget to take good care of you too.

West Michigan Quilter said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your dad. I hope he gets better soon. This will be a difficult time for you. Taking care of a loved one in a town away from your family will be stresful. My prayers are with you.

Pat said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this time!

Don't forget to take care of yourself, too :)

MichelleB said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your dad. I hope that he recovers soon. Congrats to your son!

Mary-Kay C. said...

I hope all is well with your family and that your Dad is on the mend. It's great that you won the draw and I surely hope you win again. What a pick-me-up after all your family troubles. And congratulations to your son on his hat-trick. It must be a sign of good things to come. Take care.

KZK said...

That is so frightening. You and your family will be in my prayers.

MYRA said...

Sorry to hear of your scary time! Hopefully your father will be back to his normal self quickly... It is a scary thing having an aging parent that is a few hours away, when they need help...Your daughter done good! 8-)
Congrats on the son's lacrosse "hat trick", and your win of your original $100 back!! 8-)
Take care!

Tiglizzyclone said...

I hope that all goes well with your father. That was scary! I know the feeling! Two years ago we had to put my mom in the hospital! Luckily she got better and was home within a week. Her being 90, I worry about her constantly.

Suzy Q said...

Hey Pam....glad your dad's doing better and glad that everyone pitched in and got DD1 her very own room there now!! You sure are a busy one....thinking of you often. Hope you had a blessed Easter...maybe some day i can pay you to make a quilt for me? maybe incorporating the things i love most : craig, my girls and children in general. I like my jewelry making/designing/creating and i love being a chemo-angel..i still love American sign language and Deaf ppl. we just visited Gallaudet U. in summer time....let me know how much first just in case..but it would be such a good and honored feeling to have one of your quilts

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