A month ago I thought my dad wasn’t going to make it. I thought for sure he’d be gone by now. We’ve been dealing with lots and lots of problems with him. Low blood pressure, liver numbers that are crazy, losing weight (he has no weight to lose), very low kidney function and many other things. He had a liver biopsy done before they left to even come to the beach. The biopsy had fairly good results too. I really wasn’t sure he’d be coming. The day before we were to leave to go to the beach I was at the ER with him. I packed but assumed I’d never get to leave. Then I figured I’d be driving home to visit him in the hospital or worse.
Well, it’s 8 days later. He spent 8 days at the beach with his family. He even went to the beach wearing a long sleeve shirt and jeans with a hat. Which I wasn’t so sure he could even do. I’m still amazed. You wouldn’t believe the things I put off simply believing I’d be making an emergency trip back home. I’m so happy he had fun. Hung out with his family, read books, sat in the ocean air and watched his grandchildren played. Nothing could have made me happier.
Now that I put so much off I have got to get back to work and get stuff done. He’s on his way home with my dh who will keep an eye on him. He still has lots of doctors appointments and we’ll get word after each visit. I’m just so thankful that we were able to spend time with him at the beach. We all have something to be thankful for. What are you thankful for today?