Just remember that we are here for you just as you are there for him
Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.
So glad to hear that they got things under control!
Hang in there, my friend. It sounds like your Dad is staying tough. Things will start to get better.
We're all here to listen when you need to vent.
Love & Hugs,
Dad is finally making some forward progress,
The pain is now manageable, and his heart rate is back into an acceptable range. So, he's being moved out of the ICU and back into the regular recovery wing. We visited for a couple of hours today, and although he's loopy from all the meds, he's much more himself again. He's eating, getting good sleep, and went for a very short assisted walk today. Also, he has one of those gadgets (I don't know what it's called) that you blow into with a floating ping-pong ball looking thing in a clear tube. It's for breathing exercises and to measure lung capacity. He's able to make the little ball thing float nearly twice as long as he was able to yesterday.
This is all quite a relief, and I'm cautiously optimistic that the worst is behind him at this point.
Thanks everyone for all the support.
this is good new indeed.
now the fun journey of rehab.
time for dads cheeky wit with the nurses.
Great news, Rob! Thanks for the update.
Today was like you've been holding your breath for too long, and then at long last you come back to the surface to exhale.
He's not out of the woods yet, but he is getting closer.
Near the end of our visit today, a doctor I've never met came into Dad's room and introduced himself. I was a bit concerned
at first, but then he said that he has an antique car he's thinking about having restored, and he wanted Dad's advice on a few
things. Well, dad smiled and was suddenly back in his element, happy to talk shop.
That was the best thing I've seen since Tuesday morning when this latest chapter started. It means that he's getting better,
and getting back to his usual self.
It was a good day.
Last edited by rob; 02-09-2012 at 09:07 PM.
Yeah!! That doc probably did more for your Dad's recovery than anybody else! Just getting his mind off of the pain and all of the medical issues and acknowledging his expertise was the best thing for him. I'm so glad to get this bit of great news.
I hope that you are getting home and getting as much rest as possible yourself.
Love & Hugs,
Yeah, it was like this fellow wasn't a doctor, and this isn't the hospital. The doc was a fellow gearhead, and the hospital room was a garage or a car show. Putting Dad back into his element really brought back the spark and the passion for what he loves. It's such a good thing to see.
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