Monday, December 15, 2008

Latest on dad as of this morning.....

Well dad called mom and said "you're not going to believe this but they did that TALC procedure already."  Mom thought he meant the surgical one....and he said NO.  Apparently though they gave him options the surgeon just does NOT want to perform that surgery on dad.  SO they did the same procedure they did about 2 weeks ago where they go in and blow that stuff directly into his lung via the tubes I think already there. 

He told Mom it did not hurt near as bad this time as before....and I am sure that is because he had some of that stuff in there already and some had also caused scar tissue to form which would probably dull the pain from the TALC this time.

I told Mom they should ASK the surgeon WHY he is so adamant about NOT performing the other type of surgery.....and make him give a reason.  MAYBE he did with Dad this morning.....I have not yet talked with Dad so I don't know for sure.   Maybe the surgeon does not think Dad could tolerate the surgery?  I do know he has said even WITH the surgery there would be NO guarantee this could happen again. 

So perhaps he figures if there is no guarantee anyway....a double dose of that sticky stuff might do the trick just as well and be less invasive and stressful on the body for Dad.

That is the latest as we know it now.  AND now for your viewing pleasure.....a couple of shots of ornaments from my Christmas tree....

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The tree stands so tall I cannot get up there to put our lighted star at the top as I have no ladder...and I have not hung any icicles or tinsel yet...I try to make a very old-fashioned children's type tree....

aglow at night......

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10 comments:

JO said...

Thanks for the update on your Father. My Prayers are with him and all your family. I hope he is well again soon.


PS Your tree is stunning!

Merry Christmas!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I just finished reading you latest uodate.It is my prayer that this will work and that he will be up and about by Christmas.I am also looking forward to browsing through the rest of your blog.Looks to me like your pictures are great.Love the beautiful tree.
Blessings,Ruth

Anonymous said...

Thanks to your mother and to you
to keep in touch with us and tell the peculiar things.
Have the good decision and keep your chin up.
Have my best wishes

Cloudia said...

Wonderful tree, just like childhood dreams! We are all wishing your family & Dad a happy season. Aloha-

Carletta said...

I hope this procedure works. Will certainly keep him and all of you in my prayers.
On a pleasant note - I LOVE your tree! All the ornaments and the bubble lights - it's gorgeous.

Chica said...

That's good to hear about your Dad. Things can only get better. :)

Your tree is amazing, I hope in a few more years of collecting unique ornamanets that I'll have a tree as full as that one. I adore full, non color schemed trees. :)

Nancy said...

Any surgery is a risk. The anesthesia is the bad part, especially if you have a bad heart. Maybe that's why they don't want to do the surgery unless they absolutely have to. Let's hope and pray this TALC procedure will do it this time!

Your tree is gorgeous!!! I'm sure your son is excited! Your ornaments are so beautiful! Wishing you a wonderful and happy Christmas!

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

Nancy said...

Any surgery is a risk. The anesthesia is the bad part, especially if you have a bad heart. Maybe that's why they don't want to do the surgery unless they absolutely have to. Let's hope and pray this TALC procedure will do it this time!

Your tree is gorgeous!!! I'm sure your son is excited! Your ornaments are so beautiful! Wishing you a wonderful and happy Christmas!

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

The Weaver of Grass said...

Please give my very best wishes to Abe and to Patty. Get well soon.

That is one of the most beautiful trees I have ever seen - fantastic decoration. That will cheer abe up no end when he sees it i am sure.
I really miss his daily birds.

Sandy said...

Your tree is beautiful!! All the best to your dad! Thanks for keeping us updated.