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14 September 2007 @ 10:58 pm
dad update  
Those on my f-list have no idea of the power they wield!

We went to the hospital today, ready to be essentially holding vigil, only to find Dad off the BiPAP and on a regular oxygen mask. He couldn't talk all that clearly, but he could talk. Better still, he was coughing; his lungs are actually sort of working. And his ox-sat was good, even when he pushed the mask aside to clear away the results of his coughing. He's cranky and impatient again. They sat him up today... and he even did some of the work. They may be able to give him real food tomorrow.

I do not dare allow myself to get too hopeful. I can't, not after a day like yesterday, when even the nurse told me that they'd keep him where he was, but would be ready to move him to a private room so that we could have uninterrupted time with him, and the doctor's best prognosis was, "We'll just have to wait and see." But then today, his respiratory therapist threw her hands in the air and said, "Dude. I have no idea what happened, but let's go with it," only in far more professional terms.

My brother arrives tomorrow. I am praying with all my might that Dad has another day like today. I know this could all change in a moment, I know that without warning he could slip back. But it is no small thing that my dad, whom most of you have never met, has your blessings and prayers and love and warmth. You are mighty, and I am so grateful to you all.
 
 
I feel: hopefultentatively hopeful
 
 
 
La Petite Souris Scientifiquemelebeth on September 15th, 2007 03:19 am (UTC)
Yay dad!!!! No wonder you're such a tough cookie, coming from stock like that :)
Andrewquueer on September 15th, 2007 03:19 am (UTC)
Oh so VERY much yay!
Goddessavhi on September 15th, 2007 03:46 am (UTC)
::still concentrating on love and strength:: I'm glad he was a bit better today :)
act4honoract4honor on September 15th, 2007 03:48 am (UTC)
*continues to send happy, healthy vibes*

I'm glad to hear he had a better day. :)

Still givin you big hugs!
Ratesjul: somewhere out thereratesjul on September 15th, 2007 06:22 am (UTC)
*hugs Kelly*

I'm glad things are looking up for your dad, and I hope they keep looking up. Hang in there, stay strong, and keep caring.

We care about who you care about - because you are mighty.

And never underestimate the power of nerdfighters!
Adrienne C.adrienne429 on September 15th, 2007 11:07 am (UTC)
Yay, for good news!
harpiegirl4harpiegirl4 on September 15th, 2007 12:53 pm (UTC)
Hooray! Even taking it one day at a time, this day was a victory. Here's to more of them! The candle on my altar remains lit... ::big hugs::
Artimis Lebeauartimis_lebeau on September 15th, 2007 02:47 pm (UTC)
more ~hugs~ and well wishes for you and your family....
Fjordhopper: little match girlfjordhopper on September 15th, 2007 04:27 pm (UTC)
That is wonderful!
Still praying for your dad and your family.
Chad Dylan Cooper just stole my yogurt!: Shoebox: kissfaded_lilac on September 15th, 2007 05:18 pm (UTC)
Yay! *happy hugs*
Nim: owlnimue9 on September 15th, 2007 05:51 pm (UTC)
Go Kel's dad! I'm so glad he had a good day and I'm thinking of you guys today. And of course your dad has all our love -- he's *yours*, you love him, and how can we not?

*mightysquish*
Scoutcretey on September 15th, 2007 10:44 pm (UTC)
yay! *hugs*
Kat: With youevegryffindor on September 15th, 2007 11:45 pm (UTC)
Your dad is such a Bamf. I'll keep my best Bamf wishes goin' his way!



And how awesome would it have been if she actually had said, "Dude. I have no idea what happened, but let's go with it," just like that?
Maire: bear cubaranturas on September 15th, 2007 11:51 pm (UTC)
So, so glad to hear it. I'll keep the healing vibes going.

And it really is too bad that doctors can't really say "Dude. I have no idea what happened" It's make them oh so much more human....... ;)
mistress_kathmistress_kath on September 16th, 2007 01:02 am (UTC)
That's wonderful news! Still sending lots of love your way. :-)
Cydfaireraven on September 17th, 2007 03:45 pm (UTC)
*HUGS*