Sunday, January 1, 2012

What a way to end the year...

I had every intention of posting this weekend, and wishing all my Bloggy Buddies a very Happy New Year. I was even going to gush a little about how CSJ and I got to spend the first NYE together since before Stud was born, and how nice it was, etc...

Yeah, well, the best laid plans....

THIS is the gang just after midnight.

Yes, that IS a hospital room, and my daddy IS in a gown. We spent the entire day at the hospital. After about 8 hours in the ER, we finally got him in a room. VERY long story short, we were told he had had a mini-stroke. Happy fuckin' New Year, right? I'm not up to it today, but maybe I'll share details tomorrow.

One "nice" thing - my dad's room was on the 9th floor of the hospital. This was the view out his window. We had a lovely view of beautiful Oak Lawn. haha! We DID have a beautiful view, however, of the incredible fireworks that started at midnight and went for nearly 20 minutes. We could see firework both near and far, it was amazing. My niece was trying to capture the fireworks, and managed to take about 5 pictures like the one above. They're still pretty pictures, though.

My daddy had a corner room, and the hospital has a glass corridor that connects the East/West and North/South wings. We could see the corridor from his room. My niece went out to take pictures from there of the fireworks, and snapped this picture of me and Daddy watching them.

I'm too wiped out to write anymore, so I'll be back later. I'm off to go see my daddy.

15 comments:

Pissed Off said...

OMG--I'm so sorry you and your family are going through this. I hope your dad is okay.

Jen said...

Well. Hell. I hope he's ok. :(

M said...

Oh I am so sorry you had to start the New Year off that way...prayers to your family while you go through this.

XXOO

Sweet Girl Tracie said...

My thoughts and wishes are with you and your family right now..sending positive thoughts to you at this time,.

Sarahf said...

Hope your Dad is OK, what a start to 2012.

otin said...

Praying for your dad...:(

karen gerstenberger said...

Oh, ChiTown, I'm so sorry that your precious papa is ill. I hope that he recovers quickly, that it really was a MINI-stroke, and that you get a bit of time to process all of this and feel better yourself. I hope that CSJ is a great support to you.
I do wish you (& all of those you love) a happy and healthy New Year!

Mary A. said...

(((((HUGS))))) for you & dad! Love the look on his face while watching the fireworks . . .

La Roo said...

Oh my, sweet friend. So scary. I hope everything is going better................darn this holiday season.
Big hugs.
Big big big hugs.
Laroo

Busy Bee Suz said...

I pray that your Daddy is ok!!!! What a way to spend a holiday, but thankfully, you were ALL together. And he was smiling??? What a guy.
All the best to you and your family.
xoxoxo

C said...

OHHHH NOOOOO! i'm SO sorry to hear this. i hope by now he is home and well.

poor papa... your family is SO cute... bring him the monkey, it will heal his lil self... babies have magic.

bless his little white socks...


xoxoxox

jlo said...

Awww... hope your dad is having a speedy recovery!!!

miss r said...

Ahhhhh Hugs to you and your daddy!

Sandra said...

Awww, so sorry to hear about your daddy. However, can I say his positive spirit is evident in the pictures and he has a gorgeous smile! I will be thinking of you during this time in his recovery. Hang in there ~hugs~

Change for Good said...

Praying for your daddy! I'm glad you have been able to be there for him.