9/24/2010

I found this little lady

in some old from the carnival last year. For some reason I just love her.
I hope I'm the little lady dancing on the front row with my cowboy hat.
(I've got to get my hands on a Stetson!)

And because I've been getting questions about the status of my
pops (see full story here and last update here)
here is a little update (taken from my mom's post):

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We went to Dr. Richards office today, expecting to get both of the tubes left in
Jay's stomach removed, along with the staples that close the incision from his
chest down to his naval.  When Dr. Richards walked in the room, he did a
double take.  He said that he just couldn't believe that Jay had walked into his
office that day.  Dr. Richards left on vacation the day after Jay's surgery,
and when he got back and went to check on him in the ICU was surprised to
find that he had gone up to a normal room for 4 days and had gone home.
He totally expected Jay to be in the hospital for 12-14 weeks!
(good thing he never told me that)
He told us that he was the doctor the ER had called that night, after they
decided that he wasn't having heart failure and when he heard about Jay,
he knew he couldn't save him.  He called Dr. Hodson to do the repair on
the esophagus, and then he opened up the stomach area and put in two tubes,
one for feeding, one for draining and something else that I forgot.
 They worked together on much of the two surgeries.
 Anyway, after looking at Jay, he said, "The good Lord has given you
an extension. What are you going to do with it?"
 Jay couldn't even reply.  Me neither.

He took out the staples and the small tube.
The big one has to stay in for another month.
Right now, that just doesn't seem so bad.
Keep the faith!! 
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Pretty amazing—totally puts life into perspective.

Have a fabulous and safe weekend!

p.s. did you vote for Jason?

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

So happy to hear that dearie. What an inspiring story. God bless.
xo – Gemma B.

MommaHobbs said...

Wow! I'm still weepy after reading comments and seeing the love being poured out to you and Jason and now to read about your wonderful dad's miraculous recovery! How blessed you must feel. All my love to both of you!
Auntie Monica

Sydney said...

I'm so happy your dad's doing OK. :) Love that little lady!