Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Your prayers are needed...

for my Dad. He is in the ICU right now. He has bleeding internally, they think in his stomach and he has lost over half his total blood volume. They are giving him a blood transfusion right now and will do some exploring to find out where the bleeding is coming from tomorrow. I spent the evening with him and can only hope and pray he will pull through. I am optimistic because he was happy and laughing. We did have a great nurse, in fact we were in the same ward for a long time. Good old 60th ward. I went to school with his wife Kristen Roberts, niece of AnneMarie Roberts. That was so comforting to know someone, he was really helpful and let us sneak in my sister in the room. He was answering all of our questions and explained everything with patience. I appreciate his respect to our family. Anyway, I am hopeful that the tests tomorrow will show ulcers in his stomach that they can hopefully repair easily enough rather than something much worse.

With all of this going on, I have been able to reflect on how important my dad is to me. He has always made me feel like his favorite daughter, even his favorite child. I know he has made all of us feel like that so I think he has done a great job! We have so much in common that there is always something fun to talk about. He is kind, gracious, generous, funny, sweet, strong and humble. He is an important part of my life. I usually talk to him on the phone at least once a day and the thought of losing him is unthinkable!

I love you, Dad! Get well, soon!!

4 comments:

Katie said...

I'm sorry Michelle. We will keep him and your family in our prayers. Let us know how he is doing.

KJ said...

Love and prayers to you and your dad. Let me know if I can do anything for you.

music lady said...

I sure hope they find out what is wrong very quickly. I'll keep him and everyone in my prayers...

I hope they have had some answers since this is two days later when I was reading blogs.... My computer has been at school for two nights for a musical... I've had a little bit of a blog and facebook withdrawal... I'm calling tomorrow since this comment is past midnight.

Marilyn said...

So sorry to hear about that. How nice to have a nurse that you know and feel confident in.