Wednesday, December 17, 2008

I called dad and talked to him tonight.......Wed. December 17

(sunset June 2008 - click to see full size)

He was very talkative.....but I think I finally talked him out because all of a sudden he said "I think I'm going to hang up Melinda," and he sounded like he could fall asleep.

He got up and walked around the hospital floor 3 times today.....and he told some hilarious stories that got me and him both laughing so hard he had a coughing spell. (I will let him decide if he wants to share them with you all, but knowing dad....he will one day whether we all want to hear them or not!) haha

Before discharge they will be moving him to another room as the floor he is on is going to be remodeled. So in the next day or so he will go to another floor and another room.

The "procedure" today was so/so. Some of the stuff apparently squirted out all over the bed and nurse when the doctor was pushing it into the tube in his the tube had been cut at an angle and the stuff was not flowing in as good as it did the first time. BUT they think they got it covered pretty well. Dad said it did not bother him much this time round.

He is anxiously awaiting tube removal and he hopes they might do it tomorrow. They have to check his x-rays first to make sure his lung is inflated.


Old Lady Lincoln said...

Thanks for posting the update, I'll tell people to come on over here and read it. I just talked with him. He said they had just given him some Motrin. He said his pain wasn't bad enough for Morphine plus he thinks that's what constipated him. Joys of growing older. LOL

I don't think they will remove that tube tomorrow. The other time he had the shorter tube in about two days or longer before they removed it. I really don't look for him to get home until Sat. He has to stay 24 hours after the tube is removed. But I let him talk about coming home on Friday, that seems to make him feel better. Love you.

Kala said...

that is such an awesome update - to know you can have a long conversation with him and he is strong enough to listen and then to have a wonderful moment of laughter! Laughter is the medicine of life =) Please give Abraham my warmest aloha

Wanda said...

Hi Melinda ~~ Thanks for the update. I look forward to having Abe up and posting his wonderful stories. I'm sure he's collected several in the hospital.

Love, hugs and prayers

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

Thanks so much for the update on your dad. We've been keeping him (and the whole family) in our prayers. I hope he'll be able to come home (safely) in a few days.

Lew said...

Thanks for the update. It's great that he is in such good spirits. That is a fantastic sunset photo that you posted!

Lynette said...

Thank you so much for this update on you daddy. Mama and I are really grateful for news, and we're proud that y'all had a chance to laugh together. We'll be back to check again tomorrow.

Dina said...

We all appreciate the daily news on Abe.
Your Christmas tree is beautiful.
Shalom to you all.

Libertine said...

Good to hear that Abe is in good spirits. I hope he'll have Christmas at home.

Kathleen said...

Tell Abe Good Morning for me!!
The Blog Nation can not do without him!
Get Well Soon Abe

Much Love, Kathleen

Reader Wil said...

Hi Melinda thank you for the update! I am glad that you were laughing together, for it's a sign of recovery. I hope that you will have your dad back at home at Christmas. I miss his stories and photos of the past.

epiac1216 said...


Thanks so much for the latest information on your Dad. We appreciate it. Am glad things are evolving for the better. Maybe he will be home for Christmas.

Prayers from Panama.


Nancy said...

That he didn't feel much discomfort or pain during the TALC precedure is encouraging, don't you think? Sounds to me like they are getting it covered quite thoroughly! And that he can talk for so long without getting winded is alos a good thing. It is so good that you and he can laugh together! I no longer have my dad, and I envy you! There is just something special about a father/daughter relationship. I was very close to my dad, too. I am wishing you all a wonderful Christmas holiday together! My prayers will continue for you all!

(((((( HUGS ))))))

imac said...

Thanks for the update on your dad Melinda, glad he's able to have a laugh, He's such a great character, please give him our regards and look forward to seeing him posting again.
You all are in our thoughts.

jalynn01 said...

Everyday I come and look for updates on Abe, and am fearful of what I might read, but happy today for Abe and his 'laughter'. It is marrow for the soul for sure. I'm lifing him up in prayer and his family too!

Tomate Farcie said...

Will be thinking about your Dad and all of you. Good luck with the tube removal. Thanks for keeping us, internet buddies, updated.

Can't wait to hear the hospital stories ! :)


Sandy said...

thanks for the update! Hope to hear some of those stories.

Renie Burghardt said...

Thank you for the update, and hope to hear more soon, especially that he will be home with Patty soon!


Anonymous said...

I continue to send good thoughts and prayers your way.

Paz xoxo