Monday, December 08, 2008

Updates and Downers

I'm in for a moment just to check e-mail, check my work queue and catch up a bit around here.

Dad has been fairing "ok" during his hospital stay, as far as, the swelling going down a good bit, and his breathing treatments seem to be doing some good. However, his condition has been a serious one, and I only hope he can recover and regain some strength back. For those of you who have sent sweet notes of support and love, you are so appreciated. Thanks from my whole family.

Meanwhile, I'm still not sure how long his stay might be, and I will continue to keep things posted when I am able. Last night they gave him some sedative that made him sleep way through breakfast and lunch, so he has not eaten yet today. I tried to stay around long enough to get him to eat, but he was too "out of it". I was worried about that. Perhaps they gave too strong a drug or too much? You never know in the hospital.

I will be going back tonight to check in on him, and try to make sure he has supper. Mom went home to try and get some rest as she was very tired from being there all day yesterday and last night, she got barely any sleep. I'm hoping he'll be o.k. through the night.

We are just taking things one day at the time, and hoping for the best...

I'm trying to perk up with some holiday spirit, but it has been quite a challenge.

Talk to you soon... and if I haven't updated you via personal e-mail or notes, please forgive, and just try to keep up on my blogs and status notes online.

Here are a couple silly videos for you to enjoy in the absence of me and my humor. (Of course they're animal related, cuz I love animals... ha.)

Christmas Cranky Cat

Funny Chickens Break Up Fight


Jay said...

Keep us updated babe. And make sure that YOU get enough rest too! ;-)

captain corky said...

I'm so sorry to hear it Jackie. Take care of him and yourself as best as you can. I'm thinking about you guys.

Anonymous said...

Geez, I'm sorry to hear this-hope he gets better and can be home at Christmas. My thoughts are with you and your family.

Anonymous said...

Lots of love coming your way. Incidentally, you have a great extended family on this blog....a few i'd like to adopt...tee hee. where the heck do u find these hysterical videos....hug your folks for me....jinks.

who one day will blog again.

The Girl You Don't Bring Home to Momma said...

Hey I came over from Jay's site. I wanted to send you good thoughts and prayers. We struggle with my father's health last year, so I know how you feel. I'm sure if every prays, God will get sick of hearing from us and give you your miracle. He did it for my Daddy. Good luck with everything. I'll light a candle for him.

Tink said...

You're the one going through a hard time and you're trying to comfort US with funny videos? Girl... My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I want so badly for everything to be OK for you. ((HUG))

BBC said...

Being as I don't believe we actually die and that death isn't a concept to me maybe I shouldn't leave a comment at this time.

Trying to keep old bodies alive is just a selfish response to trying to hang on to some part of us that we love when losing it isn't going to change that anyway.

I'm more fond of the Irish approach and having a wake, getting drunk and having a party.

BBC said...

Jinks, if you blog again I will try to kiss your boobs, ha ha ha.

Anonymous said...

I stopped by Jay's first and he had a shout-out for you & your folks.
Take care of each other and keep loving one another.

Chelly said...

Jax, it's me Chelly. Just wanted to check in with you and see how your Daddy is doing. So many prayers are going out for you and your family. Take care of yourself too. Will keep checking back here. Lots of love and hugs.


jAMiE said...

Hello there...just stopped by by way of Jay's wish your father a speedy recovery.

Jay is right, take care of you too..

Real Live Lesbian said...

Here's hoping he continues to improve and can enjoy some food today.

Hugs. Sending positive thoughts your way, Sweetie!

Speedcat Hollydale said...

All the best to you and your dad Jackie.


Anonymous said...

I hope all goes well! Keep smiling.