Thursday, February 18, 2010

Because My Parents Will Never Read This . . .

PROOF YOU NEVER GROW UP IN YOUR PARENT'S EYES . . .

Tonight when we got to the elevator on our way out of the hospital, my dad turned to me and said, "You can push the down button. I know all little kids like to do that."

AND, ISN'T IT ROMANTIC . . .

Although I have been disappointed my mom is still in the hospital, it has been fun to watch the interaction between my parents. Every night before he leaves, my dad will say prayers with my mom, give her a goodnight kiss and then tuck her into bed. But tonight she decided to go for a walk before getting in to bed for the night. As it was already almost 7:30 and we hadn't eaten dinner, my mom told us to go ahead and leave. So after prayers and a kiss my dad explained to the nurse that he wouldn't be there to tuck my mom in for the first time in her eleven day stay. The nurse replied, "Oh, don't worry. I am a very good tucker-in-er. " He then told the nurse to be sure and connect the monitors as well. (She has to be connected and disconnected when she gets in and out of bed) I could see the twinkle in her eye as she assured us my mother was in good hands.

AND THE GOOD NEWS . . .
We think she will be coming home in the morning. If she can manage the pain with pills and keep her dinner down, she will be good to go. I am so glad about that!

LASTLY
At the top of my last post I wrote about a conversation I overheard in the hallway. Today I overheard a lot of other conversations and all of them were sad. They included being told the cancer had spread, and a doctor telling how they tried in vain to save the life of a young girl fatally injured in a car accident this morning. I decided a hospital is not a very happy place to hangout in, unless perhaps you are in labor and delivery. My heart goes out to all the people we have met over the past several days who are suffering.

17 comments:

Shannon said...

I LOVE that your dad let you push the down button. I forget, sometimes, that my kids grow up and offer to let them do something very childish. Glad to know I'm not the only one!

I'm also glad your mom is doing so well. Hope tonight goes great and she's home in her own bed tomorrow.

Momza said...

Your dad sounds so sweet.
I do hope your mom is well enough to go home; I agree with you- hospitals are not happy places for the most part.
Your mom will feel so much better in her own bed.

Suzanne said...

I am so happy to hear that your mom is doing so much better that she can get out of the hospital. Healing at home is so much more comfortable.

That was so sweet about your dad. Sometimes I think we forget that they were once a young couple in love. He will always be your dad, no matter how old you get!

Hope you are doing well and it sounds like you are handling the hospital life fairly well. I send you my happy vibes today! -Suzanne

Melissa said...

I hope things are getting better for your family. Aren't dads the best? :D

Rebecca Irvine said...

What a sweet relationship your parents have. I will cross my fingers that your mom gets released today! It was good news to hear she is mending.

Jenny-Jenny said...

I had an experience similar to that. As I was getting my good news at the dr. I overheard someone else getting bad news. I'm glad your mom is doing better and will be home soon and I'm sorry for the others whose news isn't as good.

Small House said...

Oh, how funny!! You're right, they have a hard time letting us grow up. Sometimes I have to remind my own mom how old I am. And I have and am raising children. HAHAHAHA

So sorry to hear that your mom is sick. Glad you could spend some time with your daughters. GO BYU! My son is a Y fan all the way!
Have a great day.
Sandra

Kristin said...

You're right, most the time you don't want to be hearing the conversations you'll overhear in the hospital :( We have a young man 17 yo from our ward has been in ICU now for 10 days. Keep hoping for some good news there!

Kristin

Kristin said...

But - I am very happy for your mom. And loved the sweet comments about your Dad, now we know why you're the wonderful type of person that you ARE!

Kristin

Heidi Ashworth said...

I haven't been here in a while--I love your new header! I'm sorry about your mom. This is such a hard phase of life. My mom is 79 and going in for a surgery on Monday. It's so hard to see them become weak and vulnerable and to worry, every time you see them or talk to them, that this could be the last time. I'm hoping your mom gets much better very soon!

Be Thou Humble said...

Love the sweet image of your parents you have captured in your blog. I hope all will go well.

Lisa said...

I'm glad I checked in on you today! I sure hope your mom comes home soon. What a lucky lady to be tucked in each night. :) Praying for her right now!

Lisa said...

I'm so glad I checked your blog tonight! I sure hope your mom can be home tomorrow. What a special lady to get tucked in each night.

Just ME the MOM said...

Hello again,

Just wanted to let you know the organization we went through was OSSO, I think they are in Ecuador only. But Richard Paul Evans book "The Sunflower" is about an actual orphanage in Peru he is associated with. At the least - it's great reading material if she's headed to Peru to volunteer there :)

Kristin
http://www.orphanagesupport.org/

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Da Bergs said...

How tender... I do hope your mom got to come home... let us know!

rad6 said...

ok, wow.... I am so glad you found me. I just browsed your blog... I have NO time right now and I realize that I could be here for hours. I hope your mom came home... Loved reading your thoughts about captain Moroni and Zarahemnah, and I love that you are ahead of me.. that is nexzt week for me. I think you could be my new buddy for sure.
I will be back tomorrow... so I can spend more time.
Thanks again...
saving your link!
Ruth