Friday, January 22, 2010

Happy Friday & Dad Update

HAPPY FRIDAY!  And its a Kid-less weekend!  Woo ho.  Yes, I probably shouldn't be so happy that Son is spending the weekend with his father but I am.  It doesn't matter that on Sunday, Son will come home so tired he won't remember how to apply his skills and will argue with me over EVERY LITTLE THING.  Or that Monday and/or possibly Tuesday morning will be HORRID getting ready for school.  I am still happy to have a kid-less weekend.  Its MY time to recharge and MY chance to have a little bit of freedom that I don't get usually.  I'm still trying to line up some trouble to get into this weekend so if you have any suggestions, please share!

DAD UPDATE:  To get caught up check this out and come back.......... Ok.  Now that everyone's on the same page, Dad had the stress test done and got some good news and some bad news.  When he called me, he asked which I wanted first.  I said "since you are not tied to a hospital bed, it can't be THAT bad of news to hit me with it!"  At least he laughed.

Dad and Son when Son was about 7 months old.

Anyway, the Dr doesn't think he is in CHF which is good cause that is a permanent condition controlled by meds and clean living.  That's the good news.  Bad news:  Dr thinks Dad's problem is caused my a leaking mitral valve in his heart.  CRAP.  But it is fixable.  But may require open heart surgery.  If it can't be repaired, it can be replaced.  So, Dad goes next week for a cardiac cath to see what's going on inside and for the Drs to decide what to do with him.

Thank you for all your prayers, good thoughts and support.  Please keep them coming!

Happy Friday!


  1. While I am sure the surgery wouldn't be a walk in the park, it is great that his condition is treatable!

  2. LOVE that pic of your Dad and son. SO cute. And glad it was treatable news.

    Will you link your email to your blogger profile, pretty please? I wanted to respond to your comment on my blog and got 'no reply at blogger' as your email. :)

  3. Okay. I think that sounds like good news considering the original diagnosis, right? Sounds like there are options and since your dad is a FIGHTER, I am sure he will come out of it all swinging.

    And yes, the pic of dad and your son is adorable!!!

    And I agree with Jenny Mac - link your email to your profile - great way to keep in touch!

    Happy weekend!

  4. it is fixable...thats what matters. prayers.

  5. Mitral valve problems are very common. Mine actually leaks a bit. My Mom has mitral issues. It definitely can be fixed!

  6. I LOVE my kidless weekends. It's the dirty little secret they don't advertise about divorce. This might be why I don't get involved with anyone, I don't want to lose this every other weekend thing.

    Glad to hear your dad can be repaired!

  7. I don't think theres anything wrong with celebrating time home alone! we are daughter-less at the moment for a while, its nice!
    and so quiet!

    (will be nice to have her back soon of course)

    all best wishes for your dad

  8. Hey Ames, sorry I missed this one the other day. My dad had the same problem and they did fix it and it was years ago and he plays golf 6 days a week so I am sure they have even more improved ways to fix him now and a faster recovery which is great. My prayers are with you and your dad. As always I am here for you 24x7 remember that. Hugs and kisses. Mom

  9. I'm glad that you have some time to relax and I'm really glad your dad's news was not terribly bad. I hope everything goes well this week with his appointments.

  10. Hi......I'm a new follower! Because I am so late getting caught up on my blog reading....I hope you had a great weekend. Keep updating on your dad!!


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