Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Dad again!

Dad is coming home!  Yay!

Everything is good.  Ekg was great, all his bloodwork and vitals are good.

He has three new meds to take and today he was actually upbeat and resigned to that fact as part of his new routine.  He really is hoping that the meds will be enough and his stress test in two weeks will show that the third blockage will behave.  He doesn't want to do the open heart, and neither do we, if it can be avoided.

So, today is a happy day, full of relief to get him back home and hope for a good future.

Thank you for all the prayers.

Everyone with RA and Lupus knows what stress, worry and the lack of sleep can do to you.  And, it is doing it.  I am wiped out.  My body is one big achy, breaky mess.  My eyes are swollen and red.  I have had a headache since Monday morning.  I feel like I am going to cry, laugh and fall asleep all at once.

I am hoping to get a nap this afternoon, but who knows.  If mom has to go to work after she gets home and gets my dad settled in, I won't nap.  So, it is all up in the air. 

My mom is realizing that I am starting to crack and she wants to help but her company has been in some turmoil and she doesn't want to have a problem there either.  Everything like this always happens at a bad time, lol, as if there is ever a good time.

Your prayers and good thoughts have been keeping me going.

Last week before this all happened, I wrote an essay for this journal which for friendly debate.

Here is the link, if you have time to visit:Point & Counterpoint

Be well,

Dawn

14 comments:

hadonfield78 said...

Congradulations.............................................
I am very very happy for you.
Hope all goes well.
I hope you get some rest.
You are still in my thoughts and in my prayers.

jtuwliens said...

I enjoyed reading your entry over at Jodi's site, Point/Counterpoint.
Prayers, yes prayers, a concentration of them, are being sent heavenward!
Best,
Judith
http://journals.aol.com/jtuwliens/MirrorMirrorontheWall

sdoscher458 said...

Let him settle in and you need rest too...let's hope for the best...Sandi  http://joournals.aol.com/sdoscher458/PoeticJourneyOfTheSoul

jckfrstross said...

YIPEEEEEE
So glad he is doing better. Go get some rest:)
http://journals.aol.com/jckfrstross/FrostyThoughts

Deb

lrttklly said...

Yeah, for Dad!
Prayers answered!!
Laughing and crying is quite easy... have done that several times during a lupie funk fatigue. You just go into coma sleep right afterwards.
Here's a real trick... burping and hiccupping at the same time...LOL!
Love,
Loretta

plittle said...

Well, you know I'm not sending any prayers your way, but good wishes I have a bucket full of for you. Hope everything goes well with your Dad.
-Paul

edandmariann said...

   Well praise God!  You have had me nervous on the edge of my seat with the journal entries about your dad.  I am sooo glad things seem to be good now.  Whew!  I can relate to having an old father with health problems, and the old fashioned hard-head as well.  Lol!  But ya gotta love them, don't ya, they just don't make 'em like that anymore.  They are truly a gift from above.  
Muah!  Muah!
Mariann

sbrlzc said...

Whahoo!! So glad that your dad is coming home.

Hugs,
Susan

fisherkristina said...

Glad Dad is ok.

Krissy
http://journals.aol.com/fisherkristina/SometimesIThink

justaname4me2 said...

I had read your Father wasn't doing well, I'm glad he's coming home!! Take care and I hope he makes a speedy recovery! I hope those meds are exactly what he needs.
Sending you my thoughts and wishes,
Rebecca

thebaabee said...

Dawn,
I'm praying all stays well with your Dad. Prayers for you too,  Love Lu
http://journals.aol.com/thebaabee/LUANNESLIFELIVINGWITHLUPUS

oceanmrc said...

Thanks for visiting, Dawn.  I emjoyed your exposition, as well as the essays to which you responded.  Good news on your dad.

tlgf1968 said...

thank God for your dad's health.  :)   we will keep him in our prayers.  please try to remember that, if for some reason surgery becomes necessary, open heart is commonplace nowadays.  (i will be more than happy to answer any questions you have -- remember, cardiology was my specialty before i got sick!)

enjoy the weekend ... get some rest (all of you!!!)

((( hugs, )))

tracey

buckeyebabee71 said...

dawn
i am so happy that your dad is doin well!
take care
cheri