Tuesday, January 19, 2010

So much has changed.

I wish I had been writing regularily, but it has been a scary couple weeks and now I need to get you caught up.

My dad had been sick during and after Christmas. He went and got antibiotic for a sinus infection and was doing better.
Yet, a few weeks ago, he woke on Sunday morning with excruciating pain, so bad that he couldn't help but throw up. He was miserable.

Mom too him to the emergency room in Cavalier. Nothing really added up between blood tests and the xray, so they decided to have him undergo a catscan.

Thank God they did. The found an Abdominal Aortic aneurysm. 12 cm in size (that's really big). It's amazing that my dad had not ruptured it from all the coughing the week before and the throwing up that morning. If they burst, there really isn't anything that can be done. It happens too fast.

My dad was rushed to Grand Forks for emergency surgery. Dustin and I loaded up the car and Ian and drove to the hospital. There was another surgery before him, so I did get to see him before he went in. It went from 9:00 p.m. until 4:00 a.m.  Surgery went well and my dad is home recovering, but isn't feeling good at all. It takes awhile to heal from having all those internal organs moved so they could get to the problem and repair it.

We've been back and forth quite a bit and would like to go up again soon. We have a few weeks of things that we can't be away from. Time sensitive and so forth, but hopefully after that we can go see them.

In happier news. Ian is crawling like a rockstar and pulling himself up ot standing on anything that doesn't move. I'm amazed at how quickly he is growing and changing.