Thank you SO much for your thoughts, prayers and good wishes for my Dad and all of us. I have really appreciated every single one!
Dad says he's fine today. He started all his new meds today and stopped drinking as of yesterday. I hope that he cuts down on the smoking but I'm not holding my breath (other than when I am at his house or in the car with him!) The Dr said his heart is very weak. He is in heart failure and has 2 leaky valves, the mitral and aortic. At this time, because the heart is so weak, he is not a candidate for surgery to fix the valves. The Dr is hoping that by stopping his drinking and "optimizing his medications" that the heart muscle will be able to heal itself and become stronger. Dad follows up with the local cardiologist, who will be in touch with the guy who did the procedure yesterday. In about a month, Dad will go for another test to look at his heart again and decide what is to be done, if anything. So life returns to normal for now, I guess.
This week was a LONG one for me! There was a lot happening, Son's Birthday was a big deal. We all went to Applebee's for dinner. (YUCK but that's where Son wanted to go) Conversation with Son deciding where to go:
Son: Can we go to Rushes? (its a local place with really good food and really good price tag!)
me: No. Its too expensive and they won't have the pasta bar tonight. That's only on Tuesdays.
Son: Oh. How about Joe's Crab Shack? No. Grandpop won't want to go to Wilmington.
me: Nope. I don't want to go there either.
Son: APPLEBEE's! I want to go to Applebee's!
Me: Are you sure? Don't you want to go somewhere that has good food?
Son: No. I want to go to Applebee's cause they sing to everyone on their birthday.
Me: Ok. Can't argue with that. YOU tell Grandpop.
Here are pictures from the evening:
Birthday hugs for me and Son
Grandmom and Son
Grandpop and Son
Son was avoiding Grandpop all day because Grandpop was trying to get birthday spankings in.
It was a lovely evening with singing. Son went into the place broadcasting to everyone that it was his birthday and he wanted singing. So funny! And our waitress did a great job of grabbing every other server in the place to sing for him. Son was THRILLED!
Happy Friday everyone and head over to Lee's place. She is hosting the linky for Friday Conversations with your kids!
OH! Does anyone know how to get permanent magic marker of a laptop screen? Don't ask! :)