Friday, July 31, 2009

For the love of a Dad.........

Good grief have I been away THAT long? I had planned that my next post would show all you very patient ladies out there my new sewing room, sorry but I promise they will be posted within the next few days. I'm not sure if I told you guys but when I went home in March to visit my family my Dad had a heart attack my second day there. On Monday I received a phone call from my Mum telling me that while my Dad was at Tai Chi he had another attack & was rushed by ambulance to hospital. On Wednesday he had tubes placed through his groin up into his heart & dye inserted to see how blocked his arteries are. Yesterday he had a camera inserted down his throat so the doctors could check out the back of his heart for any blockages. (Sorry both these have names but my brain seems to have a major block today) The outcome so far is that he has the surgeons stumped! If my Dad was a diabetic they could understand why he keeps having these attacks but he thankfully does not suffer from diabetes's. He has been wearing a patch since Monday which gives him a shot of Nitro Glycerin every time he has an attack, yesterday he had 3 bad attacks & another this morning. I have just got off the phone to my Mum & Dad the surgeons have now decided to fly them up to Wellington next week to have a MRI done of the heart as the results from the tests done yesterday show 3 tubes badly blocked, nerves in the wrong place & something on the heart which his specialist who has NO bedside manner at all said could possibly be cancer. After the MRI is done he will be having a bypass operation. I have spent this week painting any & everything in sight, find when I am upset or on edge it helps to relax me. I think the concentration needed stops my brain going over the bad stuff yah know??? Ok have to go the tears are coming again......




11 comments:

Tanza said...

Hi Lyn,
Soo glad to see you back !! And, Sooo very sorry about your Daddy..I will lift him in prayer,and pray the Drs..can find out what is wrong exactly with his heart..I pray their hands may heal your pops.. and give you some peace.. This can be very draining.. Take care and God bless you Lyn..
hugs ~tea~xo

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

Always a worry when someone you love is ill.
All the best,Thinking of ya.

Alison Gibbs said...

Hi Lyn, so sorry to hear about your Dad's condition. I had similar things with my Dad last November and after heaps of hospital time and rehab he is home again. Not 100% but doing ok for an 86yo. Take care
Alison

Rebecca said...

Sweet Lyn...Oh girly...my heart hurts for you. Life is sometimes so hard, huh? Be assured this very moment I'm lifting you and your Daddy up to the MOST HIGH! May He bring peace to you and your entire family...

Thinking of you and trusting you will soon be your 'old' self again...loving life and enjoying every minute of living it!

Hugs and Love to you...Rebecca

PAINT MINE PINK said...

Hello sweetpea,

im so sad to hear this news but i will pray and hope that your dad makes a speedy recovery from this. You hang in there darlin and think happy thoughts, i know its hard but try your best ok.

Thinking of you chickie,

luv Shann xo

Tulip~Rose Quilt Shoppe said...

Hi Lyn
So sorry to hear that your dad is having heart problems......both of my parents have had heart attacks.... so I know what you are going thru..and your right about keeping your mind busy...my house hasnt been so clean since!!!...
Take care and look after yourself
Glenda xxx

A Stitch In Thyme said...

Lyn, I will continue to pray for all of our bloggers who are going through illness & hard times. I pray your dad is well soon. Hugs.

Vicki said...

Lyn, I am sorry to hear of your dad's difficulties. I hope soon the doctors are able to pinpoint his problems and correct them. I will be praying for you, your mom and dad, and whole family. Vicki

shabbydreaming said...

Lyn, have a safe trip sweety, as I said earlier today when were chatting thinking about ya and sending positive vibes to you and your family!!
xxoo

tcalamity said...

Hello lovely,
So sorry to hear about your Dad. I hope and pray that the DR's can help and he will get better soon. You take care.
xxxx
t

Alicia ~ Time Worn Style said...

Sending mountains of postive thoughts to you and your family Lyn. Keep on painting if that is what gets you through. Take care (((hugs)))