Friday, April 17, 2009

Yes, Abigail, there is an Easter Bunny...

This week has been...I can't even come up with a word for it. Because my father has been in the hospital for 8 eight days, everything that I can think of sounds selfish. Hard, yes...but nothing compared to what he's gone through.

He had an appendectomy two and 1/2 weeks ago, routine surgery, carry on my wayward son, the doctors said. Eat, drink and be merry. Ten days later he's in the ER because he can't keep anything down. And that's an understatement. When everything that he's eaten in two years has come up and he's still sick, that's something different. Today is day 8 and we're just now getting some answers and those answers have to do with complications due to the surgery. We're thankful we know where we're going and the doctor's seem to know what to do now. But for 8 days, he's been very sick. A lot. He's probably lost 25-30 pounds.

We believe he's on the other side of this terrible ordeal and will be home soon. And then, maybe we can all get together and have that Easter dinner that we missed. Hide some Easter Eggs for the kiddies, eat some ham and potato salad, and chocolate bunnies.

And all of our children will look like this...




This is my niece, Abigail. Isn't she heavenly?

That's how we Cooper's roll...

4 comments:

Diahn said...

Oh, I do hope they've got it figured out and will have Cooper up and at 'em very soon. I know it's stressful for you, too. Don't minimize that.

And Abigail...way to go with the chocolate, girl. I like your style!

Chris Beck said...

Having been through serious "medical mystery time" with a family member, I can only say I hope things are on an upswing now.

Darling picture of your niece!

Melinda said...

Thanks,Diahn and Chris. We're hoping he can come home today. He's had two good days in a row! :)

Lisa said...

I am so glad Dad is home now, and I know it was a relief to Eddie to know that you and Brad were close and helping Mom and Dad.

Maybe we can all eat chocolate together when we come home.