Monday, February 18, 2008

Where to begin...

I was so excited for Valentines day. Me and Addi even made her Daddy a video because we had no idea what to get the guy. She knew what he would want, she just didnt want to co-opperate! she was so tired and really didnt like my idea of fun, but after about eight shots where I kept cutting off our heads, this is the best we got.


videoOn 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.


12 comments:

Cynthia and Bryan said...

Mandy- holy crap- how scary ?!! I am glad that he is doing better. What a wonderful gift it is to have a supportive family. I am sure he appreciated it. Well I hope that things have calmed down enough that we will still be able to see ya on monday for Lunch. Talked to Kate and 1:00 will work for her, somewhere close to Fashion Place mall...we'll figure it out. Hope you have a better week !

McKelle said...

I've been thinking about you and your family all weekend. I'm so happy things have turned out well. Poor Stan. Great video. You make me laugh. You have dark hair. It looks good. Love you!

Lori said...

Mandy, I had no idea! I am glad things have worked out to this point and I hope he continues to get better! We will keep ya'll in our prayers!

Kate (and LaVon) said...

Mandy! Ahhh!! Glad Daddy Flint is doing better. That certainly was not a great Valentine's Day. Guess I'm seeing you tomorrow?? Are the rumors true?? Cyn said 1:00 -- did you both decide where??? Let me know! I'm excited!

tiny said...

How scary! I hope that Stan's recovery is quick and the hospital stay is short. It is amazing how family rallies in times of stress.

Lisa said...

Your video performance is awesome! I'm sure Ron loved it!
I hope your dad is feeling better, keep us all updated.
Not to sound stalkerish, but I read the comments above and if you are anywhere near Fashion Place Mall again you have to let me know! That's only about 5 min from my work.
Love ya!

Jennica said...

So sad to hear about your pops. It is just so scary when it hits home. We have been so lucky, and I can't help thinking that our luck can't last forever. A little morbid, I know, but just scary. I'm so glad to hear that he's doing better and it wasn't anything worse than that. Take care, I'll be thinking about ya.

Brian and Lauren said...

We missed you sooo much this week! I am glad to hear that your dad is doing better. That is so scary! Please keep us updated :) Maybe we can do a group thing in April, to celebrate everyones birthday!

Jolley Family said...

Mandy, I called you last night and didn't even ask about your dad. I hadn't read this post yet. I'm so sorry for him (and you) but I'm glad he's on the road to recovery (that makes him sound like an addict!) Anyway, give him and Judge Judy our best, love ya. And good job Ron on V-day!

Kate (and LaVon) said...

So glad to hear that your dad is back home and doing better. We missed you on Wednesday, but hey...now we have an excuse to get together again!

ShandeeO said...

MANDY (can you hear the excitement in my voice??) Holy cow how are you? SO i found your blog through Lisa's Crazy huh? Anyway I'm sorry to hear bout Stan. Tell him he his in my thoughts and hope he is on the road to a fast recovery!! Mike says HI!! So hit me up sometime and maybe we could have a fun lunch!! Take care and tell your FAM...HI!!

millisue said...

Mandy, I have been coming to your blog for the past 2 weeks and just couldn't figure it out because there were no words (they are invisible) but then I saw all the comments and was thinking, do I need a special decoder to see anything, then I figured out that my my mouse was the special decoder and that if you highlight you can see the words. So now I am caught up (and a little embarrassed). I'm so sorry that your dad's intestine died, however I just learned that there are like 3 football fields of intestines in your body, so I'm sure it was ok for him to spare a foot or so. I'm sorry he was in so much pain. I'm glad he is on the road to recovery. He is such a nice/cool guy always coming to your games. ETC
Oh and that video made my day. You are a MILF!