Thursday, April 12, 2012

Life, or something like it

Today I am blessed. I am blessed in many ways. I am very thankful that my father- in- law has, so far been allure to pull through. Yesterday he was taken in the fix his brand new pacemaker and internal defibrillator and he coded. They did CPR and brought him out of that, but he was put on a ventilator. Today they took him off the vent. He is improving. He won't ever be 100%. He had decided against a heart transplant, and his heart was only working at 15% capacity. He is still with us. I am thankful for that. My husband is an over the road truck driver and he has been on the road the whole time this has been going on. He is being routed home n but it will take 1 1/2 days for him to get home. He will hopefully get to see his dad then and we hope his dad will be around for a long time to come. The problem with his heart is genetic. That's scary because my husband or our sons could carry the same gene. There is testing that can be done, and measures that can prevent it from getting this bad if it is caught early. It is a lot to take in. I think it may be a good idea to get my husband and our boys tested. For right now I am happy that things are looking up for the moment. I am also more aware that I need to spend more time with my own dad. I think I know just the perfect Fathers' Day gift for him this year too. I can't include it in case he reads my blog, but they say that experiences are one of the best gifts you can give and I am planning a fun day for me and my dad.