Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Calm To Chaos

Today was our last peaceful day before life gets crazy. Then again, who am I kidding? My life is always crazy! It's just going to get a bit crazier.

With the exception of Dylan going to school, we spent a quiet day at home. Doing quiet things. Most of the time.

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Tomorrow is the start of all the busyness. I have to babysit all day, and the kids have a playdate with my best friend's boys. Dylan actually has a day off school, and is looking forward to playing with his friends!

On Friday, Grant and I are going out to dinner and attending a musical with our good friend, Father Rob. We are really looking forward to it!

I'm spending the day with my parents on Saturday, because it's the last chance we'll get to spend with my dad before his surgeries. After that, he has almost 2 months of recovery before he'll be back to normal. Saturday night, we are going to a birthday party/dinner at our friend's house.

On Sunday, I have to take Dylan to a classmate's birthday party at noon, and then we are visiting Grant's family.

My dad has his surgery on Monday morning. We are all very scared, including him. He has blocked carotid arteries along with needing a triple bypass. That really complicates things. The surgeons determined that they will operate on his carotid arteries first, because if they wait until 10 weeks after the bypass to do them, it is very likely that he would have a stroke. The scary thing is that he is most likely going to have a heart attack while they are doing the operation on the carotid arteries. To say that I'm terrified of something going very wrong is an understatement. He will have the bypass done shortly after that surgery (possibly the following day). Please keep my dad and my family in your thoughts and prayers!

As I mentioned, he will have a difficult 6-7 week recovery after the surgeries, and won't be able to drive until he recovers. My mom does not drive (a long, albeit, funny story), so a few of my siblings and I have to get her to and from work, all the while making sure my dad is taken care of.

The next few months are going to be long and busy, and I'm not sure when I'm going to get a break!

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  1. It looks like you guys are going to have busy week! Praying for your Dad!!

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  2. I will be praying for your dad, and will make sure to send him some positive thoughts on Monday!

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  3. ah, I forgot about the no driving thing! Is the long and funny story reserved for another post?

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  4. I got exhausted just reading this! You have a very busy schedule and I hope you make time for you. Even if you take ten minutes for a cup of coffee and a magazine or something you like it can help keep you going. Have a great night!

    Mama Hen

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  5. Praying for y'all & your dad! Don't forget to rest when you can!!! {{HUGS}}

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  6. Good luck with all the craziness.

    Many prayers for your dad. I'm sure he'll do just fine!

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  7. I'll be praying for you, your Dad and your family during these next few months. Hang in there!

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  8. Prayer for your Dad, please try and keep us updated. XOXO

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  9. I pray that everything goes well with your dad and that your not sick anymore, so it's a lot easier for you. I commend you for all the help you will be doing, all while being pregnant and having a family to care for yourself. If you need anything let me know <3

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  10. wow, busy busy. Hang in there and don't make yourself crazy...rest for now. Praying for your Dad and family that all goes ok. working in cardiac rehab, I used to help patients that had just gone through triple bypass surgery and the recovery is pretty amazing, considering what their body has just gone through...he will be fine! Stay sane and (( hugs )) to your family :)

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  11. We def cant wait to see you guys on Saturday! Ill be thinking about you guys Monday. May he recover quickly and without complications.

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  12. Stef, I will keep your dad in my thoughts. I know how stressful it is going to be on your whole family.

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  13. My prayers are with your dad.

    I'm tired just reading through everything you have to do!! How have you been feeling?

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