Tuesday, May 26, 2009

My Dad

I got a call that my dad was in the hospital this morning.

Growing up, my dad was always the strong one. He was never sick. He never got hurt.

But in the last year, he's been in the hospital more than ever before. Back in winter, he had heart surgery. And now they think his appendix burst, and they are removing it this morning.
All weekend long, he complained that his side hurt. But, he continued to work on the farm, take care of the animals, and play with the kiddos. He could barely stand without doubling over, but he kept moving. This morning, the pain became unbearable.

We'll take any prayers or good thoughts that you can send our way. Because of the blood thinners, and other meds he's on, surgery has it's complication. Please keep him in your prayers.

17 comments:

mama_ritza said...

I will pray for him! I had to have my appendix taken out when I was 13 weeks pregnant. No fun! Sending happy thoughts your way!

Kelly said...

That`s very scary. I`ll keep him in my prayers

Brittany and Charlie said...

Aw, so sorry. We will be praying for sure!

Momstart said...

He'll be in my thoughts..Some men are so amazing and it drives you insane when they won't tell you they are in pain

The Dreamer said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you! I hope everything turns out OK.

Amy and her little family said...

Oh no! I'm so sorry Staci! You and your family are definitely in my thought!
If you need anything let me know!

Cjengo said...

I will say a prayer he will be ok!

Lisa said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family !

Chrissy said...

Wow, that must be so scary for everyone. I can't believe he was still up and working. It's a dad's job to be strong, I guess! (In situations like these I guess it's everyone else's job to be strong.) My thoughts and prayers are with your family - I hope everything goes well!

Cascia said...

I will keep your dad in my prayers. I hope that the surgery turns out alright without any complications.

andrea said...

you will all be in my prayers

Jennifer said...

Hugs. I'll be keeping your Dad in my thoughts and prayers.

Michelle@lifeinawhirlwind said...

Sending prayers your way! I hope that everything turns out well.

Courtney said...

He and you are definitely in my prayers.

Shelly said...

I will be praying for your dad and your family during this difficult time. I know how hard it can be to have a loved one in the hospital.

Cheryl said...

I hope your dad is on the mend. When my brother had his appendix out he had been vomiting and had stomach pain for a week...thought it was the flu. That appendix is so tricky!

4 Lettre Words said...

He's got our prayers!