Wednesday, January 30, 2008

I.C.U.

My Father is in I.C.U., where they wanted to keep him through today, so they could watch the condition closely. His cat scans did indeed show bleeding on the brain, and he had hit his head with the fall. They weren't completely sure whether there was already some bleeding in the brain and that might have contributed to the fall, or whether it was just from the fall, but they considered that it was serious. So far he's doing ok, and the swelling seems to be going down. As long as that goes down completely and the bleeding stops it should be good... if anything happens otherwise, or there is a need for surgery it could be serious given his diabetes, age and conditions.

It looks hopeful though! I appreciate your wonderful thoughts, prayers and support through the situation, and so does my family.

I guess after they're done with him in I.C.U., he'll be moved to a room, and I hope his stay won't be too long. He longs for his big screen T.V. and his "TV Land" channel... I hope he has a speedy recovery and that they can take away the label of "serious"... any head trauma can be.

How I was raised to know of love.

This life is a hard one, I don't want to see anything happen to him before his time, but I also don't want to see them suffer... I know everyone goes through these things and also that we all experience loss as a part of life, but it's always a lesson and a hard one to learn, right? It's one we all must endure, but it's so much easier when you realize that there are people who care and lend a kind word and their support... Thanks so much to all my friends at home and out here in blogland. Every single one of you Rocks at the top of my list!

14 comments:

Jay said...

I'm glad that things are looking hopeful and will keep thinking good thoughts for him! Keep us updated!

g-man said...

Continued thoughts and prayers. Glad the swelling is going down, always a good sign. I hope he recovers soon.

katy said...

lots of thoughts, hugs and prayers for you and your family A Jackie, hope your dad is soon back home x

R.E.H. said...

Your dad will be back home with his big screen TV soon, I hope. I'll keep sending the good thoughts his way.

JINKS said...

Hugs girl,
Life is tough, but Love is tougher...and you my friend are a chip off the old block. You've shared so much of your family with us all, feels a little like he is our daddy too. Hope our blog daddy is better

FOUR DINNERS said...

(((((hugs))))) from me n Caz n Jax are saying their prayer stuff.

xxxxxxxxxxx

Further on up the road said...

({hugs})

Just be there - I'm so glad I was with my Mum. She was in a real tizzy about if they wanted another round of chemo and whether it would be worse still than the effects on the last lot. She was struggling with not wanting to fight but I think the guilt of leaving us.

In the end the decision was easy she was too ill really for the treatment. She asked me what to do - but she knew I knew she wanted to go.

Hard times but you'll do the right things and you'll look back and be so grateful you were there whatever happens.

God bless

cappy. said...

hope all's well.

Anonymous said...

I talked to you yesterday and the report was looking good,hope it still remains the same,even better.....I hope your dad is able to come home very soon... Talk to ya in a bit, love ya.
T.

Jay Cam said...

i hope your dad has a speedy recovery too!

BBC said...

They are a lovely looking couple. My dad died at 44, just about the time he started treating me like a man instead of a stupid kid.

And my mother (no loss)and my two sisters (sweet girls) died in recent years, I'm pretty much alone family wise these days.

My brother may still be alive but if he is I don't want the asshole around me, I stick to 'extended family' that I choose to be a part of.

But I ramble, wishing your dad a speedy recovery.

captain corky said...

I hope your dad's ok, and feeling better! And he does have great taste in Television channels. I heart TV Land too.

Chelly said...

Jax, I'm praying and I'll keep on praying for your lovely daddy and your family. I'm sending hugs and good wishes your way.

lots of love,
Chells

FOUR DINNERS said...

ok babe? xxx