Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Wednesday woes

This will be short because I have two problems at the moment. One is that I have one more paper to get in for the sick leave bank. Found that out today after I got home from the hospital. I'm exhausted from trying to apply for this the correct way. Every time I think I am done with this, I'm not and I'm just too tired.

Secondly, my father is the reason I was at the hospital. He was taken to an excellent cardiac care hospital for, what else, cardiac issues among other things. He's lost half of the blood in his body, was vomiting blood, has kidney problems and (duh) major cardiac issues.

He's been swallowing nitroglycerin like they're Sweet Tarts and they found two cysts in his kidneys. His brother was recently diagnosed with kidney cancer so that could be a potential issue. He's now on morphine for the pain and they are treating the blood loss with transfusions as I type this.

I spent some time today on the phone with the Red Cross as both my siblings are active duty Army in Iraq. We were trying to find out the procedure if they need to be flown home on an emergency basis.

The cardiac stuff is the most distressing as they did the heart catherization this morning. Previously, my father had a triple bypass some time ago and has been living on borrowed time, so to type. One artery is completely blocked and the other two (of the three from the operation) have all sorts of stuff in there clogging things up. Translation = not looking too good for heart repair, but you never know.

So if I'm quiet for a day or two, know that I am thinking of my blog but just can't get to it or can't get my fingers and hands to work well. Holding the cell phone and driving (not at the same time) was painful and my claws are in sore need of some ice packs now.

That's all I've got for now.



My thoughts go your way right now, especially to your father.

October said...

I'm hoping the best for your dad. My dad is also going through some scary medical issues right now.

Weeble Girl said...

Thanks for your kind thoughts. I always appreciate them.


Abby said...

Oh Weebs, I'm so sorry for you, your dad and your family. There are always so many new medical advances, I hope they can help him. I'm keeping you in my thoughts.

Heather said...

I will keep your family in my thoughts.

pUNKrOCKfairy said...

Just thinking of you.

Denver Refashionista said...

Sorry to hear about your dad. I'm glad to hear about your dad.

Weeble Girl said...

Thanks again everyone for your thoughts and messages. It helps!