On the morning of the big day, we got a phone call from my mom who told us that she and my dad were at the hospital. Happy Valentines day mom and dad! I got up there as soon as I could, but not until my sweet husband had given me my Valentine, a new baby bag/back pack, 6 different kinds of cheese, hummus, cool crackers, my favorite kind of juice (Green Machine) and some beautiful orangeish roses. Such a good man he is! He knows me so well.
Anyway, to the hospital I went for some of the scariest days ever. The poor guy was in so much pain in his tummy and they couldnt seem to get rid of it! It was so hard to see him in this much pain and to not be able to take it all away. The first two days passed in a tear filled blur. My mom and brothers were all so devoted to him and stayed by his bed until they were kicked out each day. I did my best to stay with them, but Addi was not allowed anywhere near him so we had to take turns playing with her in the waiting room. But what a little trooper she was! I even think it is getting to the point where she likes the hospital even more than home! They have fun toys like wheel chairs that people can wheel her around in and the obsticals that she has to climb on are simply wonderful! Also, she helped us all stay a little more sane. My brother Brett even mentioned that she saved him quite a few times. Finally the doctor (who will not win Bed-Side-Manner-of-the-Year) decided to operate to see what the problem was. They soon came out saying that he had a 2 1/2 food section of his small intestine that had died that they needed to remove. Alas it is out and my dad is now trying to get back to his old onery self. He is still at the hospital, and it is still the last place that he wants to be, but we are all so very thankful to still have him that we will take anything we can get.
Sometimes I think that Heavenly Father needs to remind us how important that family is. I have seen how my family reacts in time of need and have been nothing short of amazed. I am so lucky to have all of them and I know without a doubt that if any of us ever needed anything none of us will have to worry. Thank you for any prayers and wishes that you send his way.