Tuesday, February 10, 2015

WW: Hospital Visit {Linky}

My Dad has his 2nd heart ablation. He's had problems with an irregular heart beat since he was in high school. I was nervous because his doctor said it was going to be more work than the last one. He pulled through.

Not his best picture.


I asked my mom if it was ok to take the kids up? She used to be a nurse for years. She said, "Sure it's a private room, and they are not sick."

The boys were so excited. It was like going on a field trip to them. They couldn't wait to see Grandpa. When we walked in the door they loved it because Grandpa was channel surfing, and happened to be on Cartoon Network. 

They loved it even more when we filled up the chairs, and they had to share. At home this would cause a fight, but at the hospital it was a brother bonding time.


They loved it even more when the nurse saw them and brought them bomb pops.


We teased my Dad. We had full blown conversations about work, the nurses, and the kids. The next day he didn't remember a thing. He only knew we came because he saw the card sitting there.
 
The oddest thing was when he was looking for a knife (he swore he packed) to cut the peeling off his apple. I looked, but couldn't find a knife. I finally said, "Dad just eat it. If you're worried about pesticides they soak through the skin of the apple anyhow." 
 
I had no idea he was that out of it. 
 
He's home now - taking it easy.





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22 comments:

Ai Sakura said...

He's looking good! :) I haven't brought Lil Pumpkin in to see mum yet as she has suspected HFMD. So nice of the nurses to give the boys ice cream!

P.S. Yeah that yellow thing on the playground is supposed to represent the dragon's spine/back. It's a "bridge" connecting the head to the tail.

Dominique Goh said...

Great to read that your dad is on the mend.

Diana M. said...

Glad to hear he pulled through and that the boys enjoyed their visit. Here's hoping for a speedy recovery.

Patrick weseman said...

Praying that everything goes all right and he comes home soon.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Glad the surgery went well. That is a nice nurse to bring bomb pops

Theresa Mahoney said...

Glad everything turned out ok, even if he couldn't remember the visit. Kudos to great nurses who pass out Bomb Pops to visiting kids!

Marie Moody said...

So happy for you & your family that your dad is doing fine. I shall add him to my prayer list that he keeps doing better & better each passing day. Love the bonding brothers pic too!!! Too cute! That's a keeper alright!

mail4rosey said...

He looks happy. A big hurrah for it!

stevebethere said...

What a nice post I hope he is recovering well now and will soon be back to usual :-)

indah nuria Savitri said...

love his smile...I sincerely hope he'll be fully recovered soon :)

Masshole Mommy said...

So happy that the surgery went well and he's doing ok :)

pixiedusk said...

Hoping for a fast recovery for your Dad =)

Colette S said...

Glad everything turns out okay.
I'm amazed that he was not able to remember that day...the subconscious files it away though.

Jessica Fiorillo said...

Glad he pulled through! He's so lucky to have you all by his side!:)

Michael D'Agostino said...

He looks in pretty good condition, all things considered :) My Grandma's in hospital and she's in a bad way.

Maryann D. said...

So glad you dad is ok after the procedure. It is very scary. My dad lived a very long time with heart problems. He lived until almost 94 years old.
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Harry Flashman said...

You have had a lot to handle lately. I think you are doing an outstanding job of keeping everything together.

Liz Mays said...

It's so cute to see the boys cuddling together. Your dad really was a bit loopy that first day. Glad he's home again!

Clairejustine oxox said...

Aww glad everything went good, hope he is recovering well :)

Leovi Leovi said...

All my wishes for a quick recovery from his dad!

Louisette said...

Hoping best for your dad,Greeting from Belgium
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~ Noelle said...

Glad he is home and resting now.. I am also glad the boys acted right... Broxton can't do hospitals / nursing homes... he starts gagging as soon as we walk in a door...

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