Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Things are looking up---


A little at least. Every day beyond that first night seems so much closer to a safe-zone. My dad is coming a little more out of sedation... he's stirred a little bit today--- tried to open his eyes a sliver. He's still intubated-- so he hasn't started trying to speak or anything... but it's a good sign that he's waking up. If he wakes up without becoming agitated or showing signs of being in pain, they'll work on breathing exercises with him and see if they can take the tube out.

They hooked him up to a new dialysis machine that rid his body of four quarts of fluid... so I'm sure he's looking much better without all of the swelling. His pancreas levels (whatever levels they're measuring for that) are looking better.

Feel free to skip all medical updates--- I figure it should be recorded somewhere--- and this way it's accessible to family etc...

Thank you SO MUCH for all of your comments and emails and phone calls. I have really good friends. I think I could have stayed there for a week if I wanted-- or a month-- with all of the people that have offered to watch my kids. How about if I just want to take a vacation with Ross? Just kidding.

On a very EXCITING note. My sister, Lacy had her baby!!!! She went into labor this morning, and had him this afternoon. She had an epidural for the first time--- and we're thinking it's a good thing since he was 10 pounds and 14 ounces!!! Holy cow....

I feel like for good and bad--- life is full of such REAL and important things--- it makes some of my daily stresses seem so trivial. A little perspective is always good.

8 comments:

koko bean..... said...
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koko bean..... said...

Sorry I totally misspelled a word so I had to delete my comment. But I was saying congrats to your sister on a very healthy baby boy. I am glad to hear some good news on your father. You are all still in our prayers.

Brandon or Michelle said...

perspective is quite a thing, isn't it? so glad you're feeling a little more "up." and hooray for lacy! now, please tell me you're surprising her with an in-person newborn photo shoot!

Lindsay Griffeth said...

I'm glad your dad is improving! That's great news.

After delivering a 9 pound 7 ounce baby who SLEEPS and EATS soooo well . . . I'm forever going to wish for big babies so maybe this one will be an easy baby for your sister! Congrats Lacy!

Sarie said...

So good to hear! Keep us posted here!

Ashley said...

Lilli, I am so happy to hear your dad is doing better. I will keep your family in our prayers. Take care and I would love to watch your girls sometime!~My girls would love it!

Megan Daly said...

Holy Cow. Crazy news about your dad. But I too am glad to here things are on the up and up. :)

You commented on my blog about a fabric chose. I found it on WindsorSmithHome.com They have the coolest fabric but it is a little pricey. Ok maybe a lot pricey but i figure if I made like 1 pillow it wouldn't be so bad. SMILE

XOXO

TnD said...

I am so happy to hear that your dad is doing better. I have been holding my breath for you since I heard. So scary to realize our parents are aging and you can't do a thing about it, but a great reminder to appreciate everything.