Tuesday, May 18, 2010

While I'm at the hospital thinking...

*my dad had open-heart surgery here in Utah. He only had a five percent chance to make it through surgery if they performed it in Idaho, and they refused to do it I'm sooo grateful I can be here close, and basically I am running a small hotel in my house for family. It's wonderful having family here!!
THE SIMPLE WOMAN'S DAYBOOK
Outside my window...I am in the ICU waiting room looking at the gray clouds, the Oquirrh mountains, and the gorgeous American flag blowing in the breeze.
I am thinking...holy smokes it has been four weeks today since my Dad went in for surgery.
I am thankful...for my fabulous niece Michelle who drove here from Idaho to watch my little monkeys so I can be at the hospital.
I am praying...that Lil' Squishy Face will fall asleep soon.
I am reading...what is that???
I am creating...nothing right now, but am looking forward to painting and mod podging an old childs school desk, I found at the D.I.
From the kitchen...looking forward to making and smelling some yummy cookie bars this evening...We can't go in to see Dad between six and eight, so we take a break then.
Around the house...Eight children 12 and under, my brother Kurt, niece Michelle, and me...for now, my mom will come back from Idaho after working a couple days, and Hunter Dan will be home from work on Friday afternoon.
One of my favorite things...Dr. Pepper, light ice...helps to keep me awake, and helps with the massive headaches I have been having.
A few plans for the rest of the week...hangin' out at the hospital, trying to rest, enjoying family, and praying for improvement for my Dad.
Hope everyone is doing well, thanks for all the sweet comments and prayers on here, and FB. I appreciate them soooo much!!!

13 comments:

Jeanna said...

Tanielle-- I've been thinking about you a lot and reading all your FB updates. I really hope your dad gets better fast. I can't imagine the worry and stress on you, your mom and your whole family. I'll keep all of you in my prayers.

shortmama said...

Still praying for your dad and your family!

Myya said...

Continued prayers are being sent your way. WOW are you strong. You have a lot on your plate. I am so glad you have family & friends there to help you through all of this!

Rhonda said...

Still praying for you. You are a strong woman! Hope all the kids are doing great. So nice of your family to step in and help out. Hang in there. I'm glad to see that there are breaks for you!

Valerie said...

Hugs and prayers for you and your family. :) Hope your dad is getting a little better each day.
Dr. Pepper...ME TOO!!!

Braley Mama said...

You are such an encouraging woman! With all you are going thru and your wonderful attitude!!!

AndreaLeigh said...

Thinking of you, T!

Lisa Anne said...

I hope all goes well. thinking of you and your dad!

kado! said...

my "mom" used to think that Dr. Pepper helped he headaches too..but I think she was just addicted to the Dr.Pepper and got headaches unless she drank it! Caffeine withdrawal! ha!

Connie said...

So glad your dad made it through the surgery. Hopefully he'll fully recover soon. You're a wonderful daughter to take such good care of him and your family!

God bless you!

Joy For Your Journey said...

I know all too well how hard these days are. Haven't you come to love the nurses--especially the ones that are so kind and explain everything to you? I came to love so many of the people who helped my mother. You just feel so much gratitude for good people who take care of our loved ones.

Best of luck to your father. I am sure he will be doing better soon.

Kristin said...

I cannot say that I understand what you are going through, but I do sympathize with your situation. I have sat with my dad off and on for 2 years while he has stuggled a hard battle. My thoughts and prayers go out to him.
Most importantly at this time my thoughts and prayers go out to you and your mother. May you feel the love of your Heavenly Father as he sends his comforting angels to remind you that you are not alone in this time of need.

Vivienne said...

Oh my. OK. Praying for his heart and a speedy recovery.