Waiting…….

Trip 2 – Day 36

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Craig and I sprinted out of bed and were on the road heading toward the hospital, by 8:00.  We arrived a little after 9:00 and began our day of waiting.  I had called Dad’s nurse before we left and was told that Dad had a “good night.”  When we arrived it was obvious that he was tired.  He hadn’t gotten much sleep, and the exhaustion that a hospital procedure causes seemed to be taking its toll.  So, we waited, and waited, and waited.  The hours passed and no doctor, no nurse, no information.

Dad had lunch, and I had lunch.  The canine therapy dogs came for a visit, as did a lovely man from the “Mended Hearts,” a group of volunteers who provide support to heart patients and their families.  Dad was taken for more tests, he came back, and again we waited.

Around 4:00, the doctor showed up, and said that he would release Dad and we could go home.  Within 45 minutes, we were out the door, picking up a prescription at Walgreens, and off to FOY.  What a relief – we are all back together, grateful for the doctors expertise, the highly skilled staff at Eisenhower Memorial, and to be home in our own little Hag ready for a good night’s sleep.

Today’s weather:  Sunny and beginning to warm up

Daytime temperature:  78 degrees

Nighttime temperature:  In the 40’s

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4 Responses to Waiting…….

  1. winky colm says:

    jan, glad your dad is ok now. love reading your stories. winky

    • msdaisie says:

      Miss you, miss you, MISS YOU, dear Winky!!!!
      I am watching Dad like a hawk. He is taking it easy, and seems to be feeling better. We have all heaved a BIG sigh of relief.
      I’m glad you’re following along and hope that all is well with you!

  2. Cherri says:

    So grateful that your dad is back with you and recovering from the procedure. Obviously there is nothing wrong with his sense of humor!

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