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Hey, so who wants a dad update! "I do, I do!" I hear you all cry. The surgery went well. He spent the next few days in the hospital and today was transferred to a care facility...the same one his mother was in. I guess if it was good enough for Grandma Atwood, it would be good enough for him too.

His recovery, (such as it is, 4 days in) is going pretty well. Mom said he had enough strength to scootch himself from the bed to the wheelchair which is pretty good. She is going to be making him some new night shirts and will be taking his existing ones to him tomorrow.

I asked her if she would be bringing him a quilt and she said the place really wasn't that cold. That's not the point. The POINT is to have something from home to cuddle up with so you don't feel quite so alone. Even in San Francisco I have a few "mom quilts." Of course, I also have my maple leaf quilt...BJ's quilt (he needs to come and get it back!) and other assorted quilts and blankets all over the house. Few things are as homey to me as a homemade quilt. I actually need to make some new ones. My "Americana" one is 10 years old and is starting to show some wear.

Speaking of heartwarming things, mom told me today the police got a hold of her. She was afraid dad was going to be issued a ticket...maybe he needed a building permit...or be issued a ticket for stupidity...(at this point the officer told her they'd be RICH if they could issue tickets for THAT.)

The people involved in my dad's rescue want to come back and finish the insulation job for him. The lead guy told my mom that my dad reminded him of his...a strong independent guy, that even though he was the "rescuee"...and was totally in pain, HE was the guy in charge. He thought, "That's like MY dad lying there!"

I guess there are 13 guys...not sure if they are all police and emts and whatnot....but apparently they all want to come back and take care of the job for my dad. I guess quite a few of them have construction experience.

Mom told me she is going to run it by my dad tomorrow. Me, I suspect Dad would be willing to have them do it when he is home and can supervise. I'm all for letting them. Every time he has tried to do it himself, he keeps getting hurt. Lisa pointed out to me that not only is he getting hurt, they are moving progressively up his body. First his foot...then his lower leg. What's next? His hip and back? PASS.

The neighbors have also told mom that if she needs anything to let them know.

Needless to say, my mind, she is much more at ease.



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Jan. 20th, 2010 12:26 pm (UTC)
glad to hear your dad's getting stronger.
what a wonderful community your parents have surrounding them.
Jan. 20th, 2010 02:12 pm (UTC)
Scooching from bed to wheelchair this soon is great! I even had a hard time with that so soon! YAY!

And the offer from the rescue guys is wonderful - I hope your dad lets them do it!
Jan. 20th, 2010 11:28 pm (UTC)
Wow, what an incredible, generous offer from the rescue guys. Amazing.

Glad to hear your dad is on the mend.
Jan. 22nd, 2010 04:25 am (UTC)
Wow, that is so awesome! Maybe I'm a little weepy these days, but the team's offer brought a tear to my eye. But I wouldn't ask for the Dad's permission; I'd just let it be a nice surprise when its done.
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