May 16, 2014


My dad had open heart surgery. 

(in recovery/ICU)

He had a heart valve replacement and a triple bypass.
This was elective not an emergency type situation.

(ICU 24 hours after surgery)

He lives in NC, but in another town about an hour and a half away.
I/we have been commuting back and forth and staying there with him.  

My dad is doing great.
He is home, taking care of himself and even walking around the block.
He cannot drive for six weeks - thats gonna be the hardest part.
I will go next week to take him to his two doctor appointments if none else can.

That's where I've been! 
I've sat down to blog lots and lots of times, but my brain wouldn't cooperate. 
Sitting around is hard work!
Hopefully I am getting back into the routine.  

I've missed my routine. 

I came home yesterday.
I white knuckled it all the way because it was raining…..hard….really really hard.
I don't believe I went over 45 mph and thank goodness neither did anyone else out there on the interstate. 
It was scary. 

I wanted to get home in time to see Barrett off to the 
Baccalaureate service at her school for the seniors. 
She is a junior marshal.
The top ten students in the junior class were given the honor.
Her hard work is paying off. 

She got the distinct honor of handing out programs! Ha! Ha!

She also led the seniors into the auditorium and had to sit "on display" (her words) on the stage during the service. 

She doesn't think it is such a big deal,
but I do. 
I am very proud of her and know just how hard she has worked for that blue and gold sash 
new white dress! 

Good job Bear! 


Simply LKJ said...

Glad to hear your father came through the surgery fine, and is doing so well already. I hate driving in the rain!! Barrett looks beautiful as always.

Vicki @ lifeinmyemptynest said...

It's hard when our parents are aging - and blog posts are hard to write when you are worried. Hope he continues to improve :-)

Formerly known as Frau said...

I wish your father a speedy recovery! And it's a big honor for your Daughter 3 .....Senior year next year for her....does she know where she wants to go?

Love Being A Nonny said...

I KNOW you are exhausted!! May is already such a busy month! Pray your dad is doing great now and doesn't regret his surgery decision.

B's dress is BEAUTIFUL! And so is she!

Joyce said...

I'm glad your dad is recovering well. Congrats to your daughter too! Life is so busy here, and will continue to be so for a while, and I'm just popping in to blog when I can. I'm not reading a lot of blogs, but its the best I can do right now. Enjoy your beach time!