Monday, August 18, 2008

We came back from camping to the news that my dad (aka grampathecandyman), who was recovering from hip replacement surgery, was having trouble breathing. He had developed pneumonia and other complications. I spent the week at the hospital with my mom, my brother, my three sisters, and apparently many more relatives than they're used to seeing in the ICU waiting room.

He came off the respirator Saturday and went straight back to charming the nurses.

As Dagny used to say, my skin is full of love.


Sandra Dodd said...

Good! I was hoping to get to hear. Glad it's good news!

Madeline said...

So good to hear the happy ending! And the expression "my skin is full of love". sigh.

me said...

great picture! Please give kisses to dad
xxx ooo

Rue said...

He's still very, very sick, unfortunately, but it is a huge relief to have the tube out and be able to talk with him.

I will pass on kisses, K.

Sorry again about that early morning phone call, Sandra!

kelli said...

I'm so glad he's doing better. Hope the recovery keeps going!

Beachbum said...

Hope there is even better news by now...we are thinking of you all. Our very best to grampathecandyman.