Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Thanks so very much!

Thanks you all so very much to sending pray and good luck to my FIL. This is very much appreciated. Some how appreciation does not seem to be the right word but I hope you realize how good this made me feel.

Thanks Betty, much love.

The Doctor did a second endoscope and they found nothing. The clots had broken up and were suction out of his stomach thru the tube in his nose. There was no active bleeding, no place in his stomach looked like it was the source of the bleeding.

The tube was removed tonight and if there is no more vomiting he will be place in a regular room. Since he had not vomited since last night tomorrow I am confident he will be in a regular room.

Today was difficult for a number of reasons. First I had to go to work. Todd had to be there to reassure his father and daughter and keep it together himself. I kept calling because I knew I could tell by the sound of his voice if I need to drop everything and get there. Betty was on stand-by with the cobalt engine running if needed which was so totally cool! She is a great friend.

The only thing I heard in his voice after about 4 phone calls was annoyance so I told him to call me.

FIL was stable condition and the only pain he was in was from the tube hitting the back of his throat. The tube is about the size of a drinking straw and no matter how flexible it was it just hurt his throat. He was definitely happy to get rid of that! So happy in fact he went to sleep while trying to talk.

He is no long pale and he does not look so fragile. Tomorrow I am sure he will be fussing at Todd about something of little to no importance. We rather had that than the " I don't want to bother any body." crazy talk.

I love him dearly and sincerely need him to live for a long time. He is 79 years of age but I have only known him for 6 years. He has so much knowledge and I need to learn as much as I can. We can have some of the best conversation and I always learn something.

I know there will come a time when we may not be so fortunate to have him around until that day come we will treasure everyday we have with him.

1 comment:

Betty Rubble said...

This is what friends are for!

Have Flintmobile will travel-I have ALWAYS told you that!

I'm glad everyone is doing better. Still, I will call you today! (actually already have but you turned your phone off)