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05 December 2006 @ 06:47 pm
Dad Is Much Better  
Dad is out of the ICU as of this afternoon and is feeling much better. He still has a lot of pain if he coughs or breathes too deeply, but most of the time he is breathing easily.

Now just to see how long it takes to get the blood thinners stabilized and he can go home. It could take anywhere from 6 months to forever for the blood clot to be absorbed, but the important thing is to make sure there are no other ones lying in wait.

Thanks everyone for the thoughts, prayers, and energy. I'm certainly breathing much more easily myself.

As a side note, when I got off the plane this morning it was 15 degrees F (-9 degrees C). You could feel a burst of cold, crisp air through the gaps in the jetway. A woman in front of me commented, "I don't know how people can live in this kind of cold!"

I replied, "It lets you know you are alive!"

She turned slightly and gave me a look usually reserved for beggars, street musicians, and the insane. Shaking her head and walking away, she muttered, "I'm going back to Atlanta..."
Current Mood: relievedrelieved
Kitanzikitanzi on December 5th, 2006 11:52 pm (UTC)
That's wonderful, wonderful news... and welcome back!
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msminlrmsminlr on December 6th, 2006 02:10 am (UTC)
ISTR hearing either Bill or Brenda mention something about Bill's dad moving north in the last couple of years.
Bill Suttonbedlamhouse on December 6th, 2006 02:51 pm (UTC)
He's a snowbird, or is supposed to be. Recent experience seems to indicate that he ends up in cold areass for the winter and manages to get back to Apollo Beach only in the summer.

Between working in Kansas City and being in surgical recovery off and on for the last 6 minths, he hasn't been back to Florida since early last year.

He says it's OK, though, since the 55 degree temperatures would be "too cold" *grin*
hofdavehofdave on December 6th, 2006 01:55 am (UTC)
That's great about your dad. Hope all stays well, see you at GAFilk.
Tom Smithfilkertom on December 6th, 2006 02:03 am (UTC)
Aiee, and phew. Hadn't heard about this (FList churn, likely). Glad things are better. My dad went through something similar a few years back.
אליזהkestrels_nest on December 6th, 2006 03:17 am (UTC)
So very glad to hear all goes well. Candles will stay lit yet awhile, though. :)
gorgeousgarygorgeousgary on December 6th, 2006 04:31 am (UTC)
Glad to hear your dad's doing better. Sending good wishes and healthy thoughts.
singedcat on December 6th, 2006 03:01 pm (UTC)
So glad your dad is feeling better. Good thoughts and noodly appendage-wiggles of the Flying Spaghetti Monster have been sent your way.:)

All best, so you up for a session, say, the 17th?

Bill Suttonbedlamhouse on December 6th, 2006 03:09 pm (UTC)
We'll be in Danville that weekend (anniversary! woo hoo!), unfortunately.

Any chance of seeing you two at either Yule or the Annual New Year's Bash?
Debbie's Blatheringsohiblather on December 6th, 2006 05:49 pm (UTC)
So glad to hear that your father's feeling better!
mbumbymbumby on December 7th, 2006 05:29 pm (UTC)
*Much relief* May good progress continue.
matthaios on December 8th, 2006 04:31 am (UTC)
Glad to hear your father is doing better. Hope you are doing well.
hms42 on December 8th, 2006 05:14 am (UTC)
Thanks for the update. I hope he keeps getting better!

Wishes for a speedy recovery for him.

Harold S.