Friday, August 6, 2010

I'm Still Here!

Hey guys! After 9 days in the hospital I came home last Saturday. This was possibly my longest stay yet. I did find a new Dr. who is treating my bi-polar and my gastroparesis together, more of holistic approach.

We have had a rough time lately, though. A few days after I came home my boys grandfather, not my dad but my ex-husbands dad, had an abdominal aortic aneurysm. It ruptured, but they caught it in time. Unfortunately, the surgery set off lots of clots in his legs & they had to amputate both legs. Obviously this has been a really rough time for my boys and I'm thankful that I have been home this week to support them. He seems to be doing well now, but is still in ICU and has a long road ahead of him.

I am slowly catching up & hope to be around to visit you all soon. Thank you for all of your prayers, well wishes & even cards. My blogging friends are really amazing people and I appreciate you all.

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Debby@Just Breathe said...

He is obviously lucky to be alive but that is so sad. I will keep him in my prayers. Hope your feeling better. That is a long stay in the hospital. Take care.

He & Me + 3 said...

So glad that you are home. Get some rest. You were missed.

Amy said...

Hugs to you and your family... Thanks for the heads up on the giveaway..

Pat Wahler said...

Welcome back! It's wonderful to hear that you're feeling better, though I'm sorry about your sons' grandfather. I'll continue to send positive thoughts and prayers your way.


Nellie, Yuchie, Calvert and Bailey said...

So happy to hear you're back home... you and I go in and out of the hospital like they were having a sale on night gowns!

So sorry to hear about your ex-father-in-law, hope he continues on the road to recovery.

You're in my thoughts.



Queenie Jeannie said...

So glad you are back home!!! Hugs and prayers for your family during this scary time.

sara said...

welcome back! so glad you are home now and I know your boys are too!

Emily said...

I'm so glad you are back home. I know your husband and sons missed you terribly. So sorry about the boys' grandfather. I will keep him in my prayers. So many dear friends of mine are either going through bad medical problems or have passed away because of them. My heart is sad a lot lately. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. :)

Carolina said...

Glad you're back home. So sorry about the boys' grandfather. That must be shocking to all concerned, losing both legs.

But I'm glad you're back and I hope Dr. Who (hehe) manages to get all your problems under control. Does he really fly in a Tardis?

Sueann said...

I too am glad you are home! And to have to lose both legs has to be so traumatic. I will pray for the boys' grandfather for sure.
Praying for you too dear one!
Be well!

Anonymous said...

You all are in my prayers too. :-)