Here I sit, in Nashville with my Mother. She was brought to the hospital by ambulance early Sunday morning. She had been sick all night and it just wouldn't stop. So, she called 911, thankfully, and here we sit!
I miss my Dad so much right now. We lost him in April 2007. He was always the healthy one but did not survive a simple surgery. We were all in shock, but no one more so than my Mother. They were best friends, and he took care of her. My Mother has been hospitalized more times than I can remember, with one thing or another. We have almost lost her twice. The woman is a walking scar, from all of the surgeries she has been through. Heart, hip, stomach, just to name a few. My Father would sit with her and hold her hand and rub her head, endlessly. He loved her so much. She loved him so much. I love them both.
It has been over a year since his passing. I thought I was getting better with it. When I pulled into the hospital (the same one where we lost him), I ran through the halls to get to my mothers room...it hit me like a ton of bricks. He isn't here for her, to hold her hand and make her feel better. He was such a special man and I miss him so much. I know my Mother is missing him, more than I could ever imagine. They were best friends. He took such good care of her and she of him. Special, really. I put together a very short slide show, from pictures I found on my laptop while sitting here. I would take my parents each year to the beach, which they dearly loved. I think my favorite picture is the one of my parents, with my daughter in between, laying in bed, watching cartoons of all things. My fathers favorite, lol.
The surgeon just informed me that they have tentatively scheduled my Mother for surgery in the morning. They said the risk is very high. She has a twisted intestine, with 2 hernias sitting on the intestine. Her blood pressure is not cooperating! It has been 190 to 210 all day long, with brief reprieves to the 170's. Then, back up!
If you would, could you please say an extra prayer for my Mother? I'd really appreciate it. I'll try to check in tomorrow to update everyone. The Internet connections have much to be desired, but will do my best. Thank you all for your prayers, in advance. It will mean the world to me.