Monday, September 21, 2009

Welcome "HOME" Grandpa....

What a day it has been for my parents. Dad was released from the hospital in Florida and was taken directly to the airport this morning. He and Mom were able to get a direct flight home which was good news. I think the physicians had him pretty drugged up for the ride home. Wouldn't you know it.....the plane had malfunctions and had to land unexpectedly in Atlanta. Mom and Dad had to get on another airplane and wait to get going again. So, instead of landing at 1 was 3:30. A long day for someone who isn't feeling good.

My brother and Brian (and some other family friends) were there when the plane landed and greeted Dad. Mom said he was quite emotional at this point.

They got my dad to the car and took him directly to the Cleveland Clinic ER. That was before 5 pm. Brian just called at it is almost 9 pm. Dad is STILL in the waiting room sitting in a wheelchair. He hasn't sat up for more than 15 min. at a time prior to today, and he has sat up most of the day today without food or pain meds. Brian said he is not hungry and is extremely sleepy. He is quite yellow in color and is just a sick guy. *****NEWSFLASH***** Brian just called. Dad was just taken back to the ER where there is at least a bed for him to lie down in. Time check....8:55 pm. I have no idea how long he will be in the ER before he gets admitted...but I pray it's not too long. They meet with a surgeon tomorrow morning. At least, that is the plan for now.

I ask for your prayers. My dad has a defibulator and so he can not undergo MRI's. The doctors truly don't know what they will find until they "open him up" for his surgery. I pray for good things....for peace for my dad and mom, for continued faith for our family, for understanding for my children, for answers from the doctors, for healing from God. If you have some time....we covet your prayers. So sorry I have not been able to catch up on so many of my friends' blogs. One day things will slow down. For now, we are in a little bubble trying to figure things out. We love you all....and thank you for your unending support. .....until next time.....

Reid and Grandpa....summer 09. My dad loves this little boy to pieces.
A favorite of mine.....Ellie and Grandpa....summer 2005. Dad was just finishing up his first round of treatments in this picture....and we were celebrating.


The Dawkins said...

Glad he was able to get home to yall, I hope and pray they can find out what is going on.

Allison said...

I am SO glad to hear he is back "home". What great news. Here's to a successful surgery and peace for your entire family!!!

Joy Howse said...

Still praying!! I appreciate the update but understand that things are in survival mode at this point. Make sure you are taking care of yourself so you can be a source of strength for those around you.

Heather said...

I can't believe what your Dad's gone through with airplanes and waiting in the wheelchair and all of these crazy logistics! I will be keeping him in my thoughts!!

Ron and Linda said...

We are so relieved that your dad is back home now. Please let him know we are all pulling for him, and tell your mom we are thinking of her also. We love all of you...try to read your blog every day, and send hugs to everyone.

Kelly Rogers said...

Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. I hope to hear good news soon.

Hello, and welcome to my page! I am so glad you are here. I am going to try and show you the average life of a 5 year old from my perspective. Mommy and Daddy will help me along the way if I get stuck.

Let me first introduce my family to you. I am Ellie. I am a 6 year old. I live in Ohio with my Mommy, Daddy, little brother Reid, and dog, Sophie. My mommy is a teacher. She teaches nine and ten year olds and loves it. She has been teaching for twelve years. My daddy works with computers. He works hard everyday.

We all love spending time together. I have wonderful grandparents and a terrific extended family. I am a very lucky girl. Thank you for visiting my page. Write to me any time. I love getting mail!!!

Many blessing to you all.

Little Ski (Ellie)

Mommy and me having cuddle time at Hocking Hills.

Told ya, my hair can be wild! And you thought I was kidding!

Hmmm, Blue's Brother's perhaps?