Another update…

We’re heading off to the hospital, but I wanted to give a quick update.

Dad’s cranky…really cranky.  The doctors keep trying to turn him to change his bed and check his spine…and he HATES it.  It hurts…obviously…but it also makes him feel like he’s going to fall.  Luckily, he’s still on the morphine drip and that helps a little.  The good thing is that he’s started drinking water and juice.  They told him he could have some food, but his mouth is still really swollen and painful, so he declined.

He’s having surgery tomorrow…to put pins and rods in his arm and leg.  Once that is complete, he’ll start healing and, hopefully, his pain will decrease every day.

After the hospital kicked us out last night…they are very strict on visiting hours…I dragged my mom to the movies to see Breaking Dawn.  Oh my…the sparkly vampires!  We both loved the movie and it was just the two-hour escape from reality that we needed.

Also…some more good news…there is a video of the car that hit my dad.  He was driving over the yellow lines on the side of the road…illegally…and also speeding.  Unfortunately, they couldn’t see the license plate, but they did see the make and model of the car and the police have alerted some of the repair shops in the area to let them know what they are looking for.  It’s still a long shot that they’ll find the guy…but at least we are now one step closer.

I’m hoping that we get some more good news when we get to the hospital.  All your prayers and good wishes seem to be working…thank you so much…please keep them coming!

Comments

  1. Oh my goodness! I just got caught up on your blog, and I’m so sorry to read this. How reprehensible that someone hit him with such force and then completely just left the scene. There are no words for people like that. Sending positive healing thoughts to your dad especially, but to your family too.

  2. I hope they find him/her soon! It seems like they’re doing everything they can, which is encouraging!

    I can’t imagine how painful that must be to have literally been hit by a car. He must ache everywhere. Poor guy. :( I hope the surgery helps some with the pain, once things are repaired.

  3. I really can’t imagine hitting someone with my car and then leaving. How do you live with yourself after that?
    But hope your dad continues to improve and Twilight seems like the perfect thing to take you away from reality for awhile.

  4. Kelly @ Dare to be Domestic says:

    Girl I am just reading this I’ve been so behind. My gosh! I am glad your father is OK, well as OK as he can be given the circumstances. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I really hope this person is caught for what they did it’s just awful. I wish your dad a speedy recovery and I’m here if you need to vent about anything!! oxox

  5. I’m so glad there a video of the car! Hopefully they find who did this.

    Sending good thoughts for the surgery today!

  6. OMG, Shana! I’m so terribly sorry to hear this! :( I hope they found the guy who did this to your father. I can never understand hit-and-run cases. Wouldn’t your conscience just eat you alive?

    Off to read some more. All my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. *HUGS*

  7. Still praying…still awkward. But I think He’s hearing me anyway. I hope the surgery goes smoothly and quickly. Waiting for an outcome can be such torture.
    xoxo

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