Thursday, April 12, 2007

Two week mark at the hospital

WTIL (Wrap Them In Love), a group I was more active in before I joined QOR. I made this quilt for WTIL. I'm ashamed to say I have not made as many quilts to send to this group as I would have liked. If I were as prolific as Linda is in making charity quilts, this is where I would send them. I think that this quilt was one of the first that I actually machine quilted with a walking foot. I was hooked!

Thursday, April 12, marked two weeks that we have been in Lubbock at the hospital with Dad. I told Jim earlier than it has been the longest, yet the shortest, two weeks I've ever spent. He says it feels more like a month! Does that mean he misses me terribly? lol I certainly miss being home but I cannot tell you enough how firmly I believe that I am exactly where I should be right now, with my dad. Yes, my two siblings are here, well, Henry has had to return to work, but Judy and I are here. I cannot leave him until I know he is well out of danger.

Speaking of danger...the lung doctor came in today and told us the left lung is still full of fluid. They just about dried him out using diuretics and the fluid just won't come off the lung. So, they'll do a lung tap (thoracentesis) in the morning. They'd do it today, but his blood is too thin right now. Otherwise, he's doing great! He's walking, with help, down the hall and back to his room. A little further every day. So, taking the fluid off that lung will aid in a quicker recovery. Please pray that all goes well.

Once I know that Dad is settled and rehab procedures in place, I will head back home. Judy and I had planned to go home on Thursday so I would be able to work Friday and Saturday. Best laid plans... So, now maybe I will have a friend come for me on Friday, work on Saturday, then return to the hospital for the weekend. Hopefully, Dad will be doing well enough to go home in the next few days.

I'm sitting here tonight, it's about 1:30 a.m. watching movies on my laptop and writing this. Judy has been sitting in a straightback chair while I'm lounging in a recliner. I feel guilty every time I'm in this chair, but I think she concedes that my age warrants the chair! LOL She just left the room to lay on one of the couches in one of the lesser occupied waiting areas.

Back to the movie..

1 comment:

Deborah said...

Good Morning,
I really like this quilt. It's so bright and cheerful. Do you still have the pattern? I'd like to add it to my stack of "stuff to do when I get time".

Hope to see you later today. I'll be praying for everything to go well with the lung tap. I have faith that it will go well but it doesn't hurt to put in a few good words too.