Thursday, February 17, 2011

My Dad says he's progressing well

The phone rang at 9:30, the caller id was my dad's girlfriends number and when I answered, it was my dad's voice. {smile}

He had the big mask on and it was hard to understand every word but he said that he hadn't slept well last night and he wanted to call because he was going to try to go to sleep now.

During every hospitalization he has had night terrors, delusions, etc. ... they have told us that it is pretty typical with elderly patients - they've called it "Sundowner's". When night comes, elderly patients tend to become more disoriented.

He said he's progressing well. Hurray hurrah!

I was thinking this is the only photo I have with my Dad when I was little. And good gosh, I'm not looking at the camera and his back is to the camera. WAH! Let that be a lesson, be sure and take lots of photos with your kiddies and grandkiddies with everyone facing the camera!

I'm not sure whose home this was??? This probably was the day my love of Huskies began?!! Look at that poochie, what a cutie ... certainly the star of this photograph.


  1. So glad he is better and home. It is amazing how much of a turn around they can make when they are home!

  2. Hi Ann! You're a sweetie, thank you so much for your continued care and concern for my father and myself!
    I'm so sorry, I guess I wasn't clear (I tend to talk in circles, woe is me!) - my Dad is still very much in the hospital, still in ICU and still has a long way to go. I guess I confused everyone when I said that about the caller id??? They call on my dad's girlfriends cell from the hospital, so I knew the call was from them.
    Thank you again for your good wishes and kind words!

  3. I'm happy another gets to speak with their dad,I'm happy YOU get to speak with your dad and has the opporutnity to turn it into a photo op.
    I don't have any photos of my grandpa during my teen years, he was such an old cuss.literally and figuratively Ha!........we need to grab those cameras and snap away.

  4. Hi Sally! I'm glad your dad is doing better. It's so hard to have a parent (or anyone!) in the hospital. Sending lots of hugs your way, and I like the photo! I'm wondering what your Dad is telling you. :) I love it! It's an unstaged moment from your childhood! xox!! Pam