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Old April 26th, 2005, 07:38 AM   #1
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Hi all my friends,

I finally got thru to my Mom last night. The surgery went thru okay, but there was a, “complication”. Somehow they punctured one of his lungs. He was supposed to be able to go home late that night or early the next day, but he came out of surgery in pain and unable to breathe. They sent him back in and took x-rays, and found his lung filled with fluids. The problem is, he is 75 and because of his heart cannot have anesthesia, so they had to operate on him awake (just locals), and to add to that, they had to put a hole in his back to his lung to drain it, evidently without the aid of localized or generalized pain relief, so he is in unbelievable pain. I have only seen my Dad cry twice in his entire life, and those were the loss of his closest friends and parents. He is a big man, ya know, the college fullback type, never shows emotion. But my Mom said he could not stop the tears, that hole and tube hurt so terribly bad. Last I heard at 12:30 last night, they still couldn’t do anything about the pain. He is already terribly fragile from a lifetime of 17 hour workdays (for us kids, who were always sick). No man I have ever known has ever been so selfless in his care for his family, even if he doesn’t always show it visibly. He had a very rare oboe, one of only 3 in the world, very special to him. He sold it for me and my siblings to pay our hospital bills. He sold his incredibly valuable vacation home, built by his father, for us too. He only went on one vacation that I know of in his life (with us). The rest of each and every year he worked holidays, everything, barely any time off. How could anyone ask for a better Dad?

My long journey begins in a few hours (several flights + road travel), any thing you can say to the Man Upstairs would be greatly appeciated. Perhaps He will take at least one moment to kiss the cheek of the person who brought me and kept me safe into this world.

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Both of your parents are in my thoughts and prayers..Please keep us updated and let us know if there is anything you need. You've got my e-mail addy just let me know and I'll get it on the way as soon as i can.
Give your mom a big hug from us all and tell her we love them both and never give up..God watches over all of us.
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You and your dad are in my thoughts, muffit. Safe and speedy travel, my friend!
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Old April 26th, 2005, 08:13 AM   #4
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The problem is, he is 75 and because of his heart cannot have anesthesia, so they had to operate on him awake (just locals), and to add to that, they had to put a hole in his back to his lung to drain it, evidently without the aid of localized or generalized pain relief, so he is in unbelievable pain.
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Wow.... I didn't know that they could operate on someone with only local anesthesia. I can't even imagine what that kind of pain is like or what it would be like to be conscious during such a procedure. It sounds difficult enough without the "compications".

I'm glad that your dad came through the majority of it okay. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Thanks for sharing with us!

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Muffy, my prayers are with you and your Dad.

Godspeed and safe travel for you, relief from pain for him.

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I am so touched by your words.....what a wonderful man your Dad is, and dare I say it is easy to see why you are such a wonderful special person! it is hard to see someone you love suffer........I am praying for you and your father(your whole family)
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Best wishes M. He sounds not only like a good man but a strong man.
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You and your Dad are in my thoughts, Muffit.

Have a safe and happy trip.

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Hi Muffit.

Your dad sounds like an amazing guy. I'm sorry to hear about the complication, it really sounds like an agonising procedure. But your dad sounds like a fighter.

My thoughts are with your family. And have as safe trip home.
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Muffit,

I can't begin to imagine how tough this must be for you and your family right now. But know that what little comfort it may bring to you, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!

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My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May your journey home be safe and uneventful.

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My Thoughts are for you and your family.. Muffit keep us informed
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Dear Muffit,
I am sure your words of love for your father would hold more sway with the higher powers than anything I could do or say, but you have my prayers none the less...

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I will be praying for you Muffit. God Bless you in your difficult time.
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Hi all my sweet friends,

Got back last night, up since 3:30 AM in Arizona.
My Dad is not home yet, but thank the One above he is still okay and I got to see him. Each day they say maybe tomorrow he can go home. Please pray that tomorrow comes tomorrow

Sang him his favorite song, hope in some small way I helped ease his pain...

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Thank Heavens Muffit, this is good news!!!!!!!!!! I hope he will be home soon!!!!!!!!
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Glad to hear he's doing ok and that you made it back ok.

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Hi, Muffit!

That's good news. And I'm glad you made it there and back safely.

I'm still thinking positive thoughts!



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Muffit,

I'm encouraged by your news and happy to hear that your return trip was safe and uneventful.

I'll continue to pray for your dad's speedy convalescence and will be looking forward to the day when our favorite Daggit will be sporting a grin from ear to ear!

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Encouraging and therefore most welcome news..

In every hope even better is to come

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that's wonderful Muffit. I hope your father is well very soon !
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Hi all my sweet friends,

Thank our Father above my own father is now home safe and okay. He seems well and happy, and my Mom (as with the rest of the family) is (are) so very relieved.

Thank you each and everyone for your thoughts, well wishes, and most importantly, prayers. Without you this hopeless daggit would be ever so much more lost...

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Aw, Muffit, now this news puts a great big on my face!

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This is so wonderful Muffit I am so happy for you all.
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Top news, Muffit..

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