You know ... this saga just gets worse to the point of being almost laughable.
First the update on my Da. That is one tough old paddy, folks. Fewer than 20% survive the surgery, and of those that do, the mortality once they are in intensive care is very high. My Pop has dealt with fever, blocked endotrachial tube, fluctuating blood pressure, kidneys that are acting up, and he keeps coming through it. We are not out of the woods yet, but think I can see the edge of the forest out there. Tonight is the first night in 9 that I will sleep in my own bed instead of on a couch in his room. Tomorrow morning we will run the parameters again, and hopefully get his NBP down below 100 so we can pull the tube. If not, we may be looking at a tracheotomy for a spell. He is also being dialyzed for a bit, but likely won't need it long term. Prayers, good thoughts, holding in the light, ...... all are gratefully accepted and longed for. I sure love this man.
You ready for this? I took my laptop to the hospital so's I could continue my mod duties, conduct some business, keep up on email..... and some low life you know what stole my $2400 laptop right out of the ICU area which is why I am currently in GUEST status. The police are involved, I suspect someone on the staff of the hospital,as it happened between 3:15 am and 7:00 am. I am all over the security staff and am forcing them to let me review the security tapes. Long story which I will share another time. I need to go to bed right now.
Know that I feel the love, best wishes, and warm friendship expressed by you all, and it has touched me in a profound way. This has certainly been a summer I will not forget, but I am determined to come out the other side intact.
Now I am going to bed to dream of casseroles stacked two stories high around my house........ don't forget to put in a can of mushroom soup and some peas........
All the best,