14 August 2007

Thoughts...

I found out yesterday that my father is having surgery on Thursday. They did not tell me sooner since the Bubbie was here and I have a tendency toward the dramatic. Did I mention that I am only child who still has the umbilical cord firmly attached? Did I mention that I have truly saved his life before?

Shit.

Carotid on one side is blocked 75%... The other side was 95% back in the 90's and surgery was a success... With the notable exception of giving him penicillin which he is allergic to... Thanks Summit Medical Center.

They do not want me to go. They know I have had enough time off being sick myself with all my own problems. However, I am nervous. Who would not be? He's my father. He is a good man. A damn good man. Everyone should be so lucky to have the kind of father I have been blessed with in my life. True, faithful, generous, giving, loving, caring, gentle, understanding, compassionate... Thank you, God.

If you are the type, say a little prayer. If you are not the type, think good thoughts.

I love you, Daddy.

Edit: If you are family, apologies. Mama and Daddy decided not to pass this along to everyone. Please play along for his sake. Call me, not Mama. I will update the post tomorrow.

Love to you all in Texas and Louisiana. Hope TS Erin misses you all.

7 comments:

Paige said...

Sending up a prayer for your daddy. I hope all goes well.

chez béz said...

I'd give you a hug if I could. You and your family are in my thoughts.

Mike

Klinde said...

Paige and Mike: Thank you for you prayers and kind words. They are appreciated by me and my family.

Sara Sue said...

Klinde, I'm sending both prayers and good vibes your dad's way. I'm hoping for good news soon about his surgery.

Ivy said...

Saying a prayer for your dad. I know how scary this feels. *hugs*

Anonymous said...

Sorry, I have been out of pocket....moving K from SA to Austin and back again this week. You know I love your dad. He is more like a dad than a brother to me. He is always in my thoughts. Call me when you can. My love to you and all.....auntie d

Kerstin said...

Here's hoping all went well...