Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Dad's Surgery

Didn't want to post this until I knew the outcome, but just wanted to let you know that while everyone else was spending their holidays trapped in airports, we spent ours in the hospital, as my Dad had some open heart surgery. Was scary for a bit -- especially when his kidneys decided to stop working and he went into renal failure -- but thankfully, he bounced back and is now home and starting the real recovery.


I will say, it really did put the year into perspective. There's nothing like six days watching someone you love in the intensive care unit to make you thankful for what you have. And I count you as one of those people that I'm thankful for.


So yes, feel free to stop by his facebook page to post good thoughts and whatever other juvenile humor you know he likes best.


Otherwise, here's to a far healthier new year for all with far less hospital visits.

15 comments:

Anne N. said...

You're so right about keeping things in perspective. I am glad to hear your father is doing well. Thanks for being my favorite author! Happy and Healthy New Year to you and your family.

Julie F. said...

Brad--So glad to hear that your dad is doing well now. I must say, I've never read your blog before! But--now, glad that I have! It's so tremendously difficult to suffer through our loved ones suffering. I hope that you all have a happy and Healthy 2010!!! Julie Frank

JaxPop said...

Best to you, your dad & family. Tough way to end 2009. Hope 2010 is great. Glad he's doing well.

We always think of our dads as invincible. 12/21 ('78) is a lousy date for me - it was the last day my dad ever walked. Always felt bad that my kids never saw how big & strong he really was ... but he did skateboad with them... once.. from is wheelchair.

Mary Jane Hurley Brant said...

Your dad has my prayers for a complete and total recovery. The hospital catapults us into the "in between world" after which we are all transformed and life seems different because it is different.

Blessings to your family, Brad, because when one is hurting everyone hurts.
MJ

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