I just talked to my mom on the phone. My step-father needs a
quadruple (!!!) quintuple (even more !!!!!s) bypass. I didn’t even know they did that many at once, but they do. He’ll have to be in San Francisco, which is just far enough away to be a huge pain for my mom. You want to be close times like these and also able to leave the hospital and get stuff from home when needed. Plus, if you need to get there fast, an hour away is really really far.
I’m so worried for him that I have to just have faith that he’ll be fine. I think he will. Mom says he seems good right now. Surgery has to wait until the blood thinners are out of his system, so he’s stuck in the hospital for several extra days.
Thanks very much for all the comments and emails. It’s so nice to have people all over sending good thoughts. I really believe that it helps. John is off work next week, so I will finally get a chance to help my mom with errands or phone calls or whatever she needs from me. If only I were a paralegal, I could work for her and that would take a huge load off her mind. But, they would throw me out the window (several floors up) before lunch, I am sure.
Yikes. I forgot to put the kids to bed. Willow fell asleep at 7, and the big ones are being quiet. Better run.