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Friday, October 13, 2006

Dad's surgery

He ended up having his carotid artery surgery last evening after all. The doctors pumped him full of antibiotics and decided to give it a whirl. Apparently this side was way worse than the other so they have more to de-gunk and had to go higher up the neck. From what I understand, the one doctor saw how bad it was and wanted to close him back up and go back in today. Dr. Vaughn, the vascular surgeon, said "No, we are going to do this tonight if it takes until midnight. These people need to get on with their lives." Well, God bless him.

Oh, and how did I find out about the surgery? Yes, how indeed.

It could not possibly be that I found out totally by accident when I called and talked to my sister who is down visiting them, right? I mean, surely it's not that I was just never called, right? This time it was not just me who was excluded - my brother had no clue either. In such a stressful time, I hate to make snap decisions and judgments, but my step-mother is dangerously close to doing irreparable harm to our relationship. I am trying to keep holding on to the idea that she is just not thinking, but that is getting harder to do with each slight.

Anyways, he came though fine and is resting today. I shall be calling him later for sure.

Tonight I am having dinner with a friend from my old firm. I hope it is a nice quiet evening and no long wait at the restaurant or anything like that. Waits are no bueno.

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Elizabeth at 9:39 AM

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at 10:03 AM Blogger patti_cake said...

I would really REALLY be pissed like you. I like to be told things. I hope it's just that the step-Mom has alot on her plate and is not just being an insensitive ass.

 
at 10:20 AM Blogger Tammy said...

Yeah. You need to tell step-mom in NO uncertain terms that you WILL be notified if there are any procedures going on with your dad.

 
at 10:39 AM Blogger Dixie said...

Yeah, what they said!

Glad to hear they finally did it!

 
at 10:59 AM Blogger Kami said...

Glad it went well. Tell step-momma to keep you updated. Just tell her!

 
at 2:26 PM Blogger Carrie said...

Glad everythings okay. Perhaps you should get step mom one of those phones for kids that only has a couple people programmed in to keep with her.

 
at 5:56 PM Blogger Pissy Britches said...

Get on a plane and go be with him.
Is that possible?
To just visit and talk with her about her decisions.
I would be pissed also but I hope that it doesn't ruin your relationship.
I am so glad he made it thru ok.
Please keep us updated!

 
at 8:13 PM Blogger TBG said...

I am so glad your dad is ok. About the Step mom definitly talk to her about keeping you updated. I would be pissed as well!

 
at 12:02 AM Blogger Football Widow said...

Glad he is doing ok. And yes, the step mom needs to make sure you are in the loop.

 
at 10:05 PM Blogger Sheri & SuZan said...

You HAVE to be notified, she has to be in the loop.

We have such a difficult time with my hub's stepmonster in regards to his dad.

I'm still so pissed about all of it.

 
at 10:06 PM Blogger Sheri & SuZan said...

opps....I ment to say "she needs to have you in the loop".

 
at 11:31 AM Blogger Annejelynn said...

geesh - - sadly, I know EXACTLY how you feel. I'm always left out of the loop when it comes to serious health stuff like this... my father once (well, twice) flatlined twice in one night and I found out about it over 2 months later. Why do people think that kind of thing is okay? how?

 

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