Thursday, December 04, 2008

Checking in...

I have a quick minute to check in and so I thought I'd say hello and give you a quick update.

I'm in St. Louis. My dad opted to have his surgery here because he has two sisters that live here. It was a great move. The hospital and staff is wonderful, and it's been nice to have some extra family support, not to mention a cozy bed and home-cooked meals to come home to at night.

Surgery was on Tuesday, and my dad did really well. It was a LONG surgery (six hours) but the doc got all of his tumor and was pleased with the results. He was in ICU for 24 hours, but was moved to a room last night. I'm in his room now (he's sleeping) and I finally got the wireless internet connection to work!

My dad will be in the hospital for another week, but I fly home Saturday afternoon.

It's beautiful here today, but I had a phone call and an email telling me it was snowing at home.

Thanks for your prayers! I'll check in again when I have time.

33 comments:

A said...

I've been thinking about/praying for you and your family.

I know this was not a pleasure trip, but I've been praying that your trip would afford sweet talks and special time with your family.

I had a chance to fly home by myself to surprise my mom and dad last month. Please don't misunderstand, I love it when we're all together and I get to watch my parents revel in the joy of being grandparents, but it was nice having my mom and dad all to myself. We actually had uninterrupted conversations for a change.

I'm glad to hear your dad's in a room and doing well post-op. Thanks for taking the time to give us an update.

Tiffani said...

So glad you checked in and SO thankful your Dad is resting and recovering!

Hope you are resting when you can...so encouraged you have family close to you and yummy food too...I relate so much comfort to the food around me! :) That makes me happy for you!

Still praying for all of you!

Lindsay said...

Glad your Dad's surgery went well and that you have eXtra support.

I love St. Louis! Don't know how far you are from the Arch or Botanical Gardens but either might provide a nice respite for you.

Jodi said...

Glad to hear your father's surgery went well.

Yes, it is snowing here! It's almost 3pm now and it's AT LEAST been snowing constant since 9am. Very pretty!

Have a safe trip home and a healthy recovery for your dad.

Deidre said...

I've been praying, Meredith! Glad he is doing well.

Amber said...

Sounds like good news! So glad that everything went well. We'll keep on praying!!

Holly said...

I was born just across the bridge from where you are in Alton :)

Yes, snow AND school! They really should have cancelled. You know.

Continuing in prayer for you and your Daddy.

Angie said...

Thanks for the update. I'm so glad you could be there with him this week. I am praying for your Dad and for you as you travel home this weekend.

carpoolqueen said...

I prayed for you this morning (in the shower, if you must know - it's my only alone time). So glad to hear that the surgery went well, and I know your dad is grateful for the company.

carpoolqueen said...

And I forgot to add - St. Louis is famous for its fried ravioli, and it's tasty. In case you get the munchies and the hospital food just isn't cutting it...

Joanne (The Simple Wife) said...

So glad for the good update--praising God with you. And continuing to pray for healing and rest.

Much love,
Joanne

P.S. The high yesterday was 16 degrees.

Kellie said...

Thank you for the update! Will continue to be in prayer for your family!

Stephanie's Mommy Brain said...

Thanks for the update. Glad everything is going smoothly. Yeah! for wireless in hospitals!!!

Jenn said...

Thanks for checking in. So glad to hear that your dad's surgery went well. Praying for safe travels for you tomorrow and still praying for your dad and family. Hugs to you friend!

Gretchen said...

Thanks for the update, Mer. I'm so glad the surgery went well. Praying for your dad's post-op comfort and recovery and your peace. Traveling mercies tomorrow, friend.

Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

Oh, I'm so glad you got a chance to post an update and that he did so well in the surgery! Also wonderful that you have family around, I know it's so hard to just be in a hospital so much, night and day. Tell your dad we're all thinking of him and praying for him, and let us know how he's doing. Hope he gets out of the hospital on schedule and is recovering nicely :)

Kelly @ Love Well said...

Wonderful news, Meredith.

Michele said...

So good to hear your update. I pray that these days you have been able to spend with your dad have been precious and a blessing to you both!

JJ Kimmel said...

Hang in there girl...miss you back in Co - Been thinking about you all week.

Hoping you get to hit up TJ's!

Megan L Hutchings said...

I am so glad that your father's surgery is going well and that you are getting some qt with family ;).

We will continue to keep you and your family in our prayers ;)!

Kelly said...

I'm glad the surgery went well - hope your dad continues to recover and will be well!
I'm glad you were with him!
Be careful going home!

Barb said...

Rob and the girls and I lived in St. Louis for four years, Mer, so I know that this really is a nice time of year there.

Your Dad is in my prayers. It's wonderful news that they were able to remove the whole tumor. That's just a great start to his road to recovery.

Hopefully, he'll have a fast recovery and feel really good for Christmas. I know you're so thankful that you're there with him and able to be with family too.

You're all in my prayers.

Jacquie said...

Glad to hear your Dad's surgery went well. It's such a blessing to have a hospital and staff that are top notch.

Hope you have a safe trip home.

puva said...

I'm very glad everything went well :)

Leah Belle said...

thanks for the update...glad to hear our dad is doing well!

travel safely!

His Girl said...

prayers. love. blessings.

It's All Good! said...

That's such good news, Mer.
So glad things turned out well for your dad.
God bless,
Brenda :)

petrii said...

Meredith,
So glad to hear your dad's surgery was successful.

Thank you for the update. I've been praying for you and your family.

Have a Blessed Lord's day,
Dawn

Stephanie @ My Answered Prayer said...

I'm so glad that the surgery went well and that you made it home safely. I'll continue to pray for your dad.

By the way we were talking about you today...Amber, Lisa and I...it was all good.

Kecia said...

Hey--just wanted to let you know we're still praying! Love-K

Becca said...

I'm so happy he came through the surgery well and that you're with him and able to be near other family as well. I'll keep praying for him!

Fran said...

I'm glad that all is well and you are back home safely. I'm really glad that you were able to be there.

Big hugs,
Fran

Moriah @ Please Pass the Salt said...

How am I just reading this now? That's great!!