Sunday, February 17, 2013

Waiting For the Shoe to Drop

It's been a rough 3 weeks.
Hell, it's been a rough year.
And it's only February.

My FIL is still in the hospital.

Quadruple bypass.
Set back.
Back to ICU and more surgery.
Major setback.
Start of a recovery.
Another big setback.

It seems to be a pattern.

And it really sucks.

All we can do is trust the doctors to know what the hell they are doing.
They are being optimistic.
Well, all but one.

 Let's not think about that one.
Except I think he may be right.

It's a sad thing.
A horrible thing.

I want peace for him.
He has been through so much.

This really sucks!


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  2. Ruth, my heart goes out to you in this time. I know that, if it was me, all I would want is peace for him, too.
    On an unrelated note, WTH is up with that previous comment?

    1. Al, I really don't know. Maybe he's one of the brain dead commenters and just doesn't know it.
      Thank you, I appreciate you thinking of me.

  3. I agree with Al on both cases, I can only imagine how difficult it must be for both him and you guys. All these setbacks are definitely not good for his body, sometimes modern medicine is cruel. Ditto on the 1st comment, WTH? I've gotten few of those too, they creep me out.

    1. Alex, more than once we thought it was the end. Somehow he keeps going.
      Most of my spam comments end up not posting. I don't know what happened.

  4. Oh man, that really is awful. All you can do is hope for the best and brace for the worst because no matter what you're covered. I'm hoping that things work out. And if they don't, I hope it's a peaceful way to go for him. Definitely thinking of you all, big hugs from me.

    1. Thank you, Sara. Hugs are my favorite thing. I'll take as many as I can get.
      The man always did have a way of driving me nuts, but I always knew he had my back.

  5. Replies
    1. Gail, the worst part is my daughter. She is so depressed and that alone is enough to break my heart.

    2. Aw, nuts. Hope she is better now.

  6. I am so sorry, Ruth. I'll keep your family and FIL in my prayers.


    1. Robyn, Thanks. That means a lot to me.

  7. I can imagine your tension. I went through a lot too, when my husband was in the ICU. Open heart surgery is something that makes my hand and feet cold. It was only God that saved my husband. I do not even know how they worked on my husband's heart while it was detached from the rest of him, his system working through a heart - lung machine. I hope that a miracle just like in my husband's case happens and for you and your family things change for the better. My prayers are with you guys.
    - Munir

  8. My Dad went through 2 bypass surgeries and many others before he passed away at 75. It was always tough seeing him in the hospital since he was such a rock. My mother had quintuple bypass surgery in 2011 and did not follow the doctor's orders and ended up staying an extra week! And still doesn't do what she's supposed to do. It is difficult having someone ill. Thinking good thoughts for you.

    1. Thank you, Sue. If he makes it, he'll be in the hospital another month. I think he has had about every compilation possible. It doesn't help that he is diabetic too.

  9. I'm so sorry, Ruth. My heart goes out to you. You and your family are in my prayers. Love.

    1. Thank you, Yvonne. It's not looking good.


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