Friday, July 27, 2012

The week we wish that wasn't

Early Saturday morning my Dad arrived by ambulance to Clovis Hospital.

After spending all day in their ER,
he was transferred by ambulance to Fresno Hospital so a neurosurgeon could look at him.

Neurosurgeon says he is not a good candidate for surgery
so by ambulance he is sent back to Clovis Hospital.

Tuesday he was then sent by ambulance to San Joaquin Rehab Center.

Thursday morning he was sent back by ambulance to Clovis Hospital where he spent over 12 hours in their ER.

Last night he was sent back to Fresno Hospital by ambulance for yet another neurosurgeon to see him.
He and Susan spent over 12 hours (and counting!) in their ER waiting to be admitted.

So that's where he is now, and we still don't know what they are going to do about his fractured back. 
It's been a nightmare.
Could there be a harder week of my Dad's life? I don't think so.

Susan has been our angel. She dearly loves him, and won't hardly leave his side.

Update at noon: They are prepping Dad for surgery.


Yolanda said...

I've been following your dad's ordeal. Please know that we are praying for him and we are sending healing thoughts his way.

Grandma Honey said...

Yolanda, Thank you so very much for your prayers.

Karen Mortensen said...

Thanks for the update. What a mess. Hope surgery goes well.

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Jay said...

when this happened to my grandfather at 82 they did a vertebual plasty procedure.. he walked out of the hospital. Might ask about that... good luck to you !

Grandma Honey said...

Hi Jay!
My Dad had one of those done nearly 2 weeks ago but for some reason it didn't work. So we're hoping this one does. btw, thank you for your nice phone message the other day! I think we were at the hospital.

Sue said...

I've been away, so I'm reading your posts backwards. This sounds like a nightmare!