Monday, August 07, 2017

The weekend that was a roller coaster of a hospital ride....

It's been a crazy weekend in our little family....

You may have noticed I wasn't around here on Friday... well, I ended up taking off work & was up at the hospital with my daddy.

Actually, my dad went in the hospital on Thursday.  Around 2am to be exact.

To make a very long & graphic & awful story really short, he had some issues with his colon... & my brother picked him &my mom up, got them to the ER & my dad had lost so much blood, they immediately admitted him.

The weekend involved a lot of uncontrollable bleeding, enough that my dad had to get 7 (or 8, I lost count) units of blood... my dad being in Critical Care Unit since passing out & having heart issues isn't a good thing... & bleeding they couldnt stop with concerns my dad was going to end up in a surgery removing even more of his colon that he couldnt afford to loose....

It was a crazy weekend to say the least...

a lot of emotion, a lot of living on pins & needles...

& I'll jump ahead of the story & let you know by the end, after a roller coaster of wondering if they got the bleeding to stop, it FINALLLLY stopped on Sunday morning. Whew

I went in after church to visit him & he looked SO MUCH BETTER... color in his face, swelling down, even sitting up!!! He had been down on his back for 3 straight days... & even real food. The first food he had had since Wednesday....

I'm getting ready to call dad & see how his night went & praying that there was no more issues & everything is still going smoothly....

So now we're still holding our breath & praying the bleeding is 100% stopped ... lift a prayer with us, will you?

& dont think I only sat up at the hospital...

It was still a weekend FULL of busy...

... I had to give Bruno a bath
... I had a photo session for our friends new baby

... I had MSM

... I had our JOY Bible Study

... I even squeezed in a run

.. & I am EXHAUSTED.

Truly... completely....

I ended up missing the reception of a friend's wedding
I ended up not getting all my Etsy stuff done
I ended up not getting the editing I needed done
I ended up not getting my house cleaned up
I ended up not getting my grocery shopping done

... but it's all good

just thankful that things looks to be on an upswing right now.

You take what you can get.

How was your weekend?


  1. Oh dear - lifting up prayers for your dad and also for strength for you and the rest of the family!

  2. So glad to hear your dad is better. Praying that trend will continue. Those things you didn't get done will get done eventually. Don't sweat it.

  3. I'm so happy to hear that your dad is on the road to recovery! Sending lots of positive vibes your way! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  4. HUGS!!! hope your dad makes a speedy recovery xoxoxo

    1. I saw a brief post of yours on FB last night and was wondering what was going on with your daddy. That's a very scary situation to be in. I hope things remain stable for him.

      That baby is gorgeous! It's almost like he is smiling for you!

  5. Continuing to send prayers for you, your Dad & family.

    I can't believe you still did so much this weekend, despite all the things that didn't get done. This is why there are things like Panera, and grocery store salad kits, or scrambled eggs. For weeks like this when grocery shopping just can't get done.

  6. Praying for your family...I hope your dad continues to improve!

  7. Many good thoughts to your dad and you. Hang in there my friend.

  8. So sorry to hear about your dad, but I am glad that things are starting to look up some. That newborn picture is precious! Look at that smile! Sending you hugs this morning!

  9. I'm so sorry to hear about your dad! I hope he is doing better. Hugs.

  10. Oh, Rebecca Jo! I'm sorry about your father but happy to hear that he's on the mend. Definitely sending prayers and positive energy to you and your dad. The newborn picture is a treasure. An absolute treasure.

  11. I was sending prayers up for you dad (and you guys) this weekend! I'm glad to hear that things appear to be getting a little better <3
    I can't believe you still got so much done this weekend! Don't worry about the things that didn't happen- they just weren't meant to right now!
    Good luck this week!! Keep your chin up :)

  12. Oh no Rebecca. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. I hope the bleeding stops and your father recovers well. Keep us posted.

  13. So sorry about your dad! I'm amazed that you got anything done this weekend, so good for you!

  14. I am so sorry to hear about your dad and will definitely be keeping him and you in my prayers. Sometimes everything else just needs to take a backseat when something like this happens <3 Beautifully Candid

  15. oh hun. so good to hear your dad was doing better and they stopped the bleeding. i can't believe you still got so much else done. you deserve a break now!

  16. So many prayers for your dad! SO glad to hear things are on the upswing, though. Also, that newborn photo just makes my heart melt!

  17. I'm sorry to be late getting here but will include your dad in my prayers going forward. Hope he is improving by the hour. You are super-woman!!

  18. Oh no, I just saw this. I hope your dad is doing better!

  19. Oh my! I just realized I never saw a post from you on Friday so decided to come check out what's been happening. I hope he's doing better today and just continues to improve.

  20. Ok, finally getting to the original story as I work backwards. Again, I am so sorry to hear what is going on, and am just so grateful that you are there for them!! Don't worry about your other things, it's a time to be with your family! :) Thinking of you guys! XO - Alexandra

    Simply Alexandra: My Favorite Things

  21. I've been keeping up with some of your updates about your dad on FB and IG but am behind on my blog reading... I am thinking of you guys! <3


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