Back in January, completely out of the blue, Daddy found out he had lots of blockages in his arteries and had to undergo quadruple (it ended up being a triple, though) bypass surgery. It all happened really quickly – as in, he went to the doctor Friday morning for a regular appointment, had tests run that afternoon, was admitted into the hospital that night and had the surgery Sunday morning.
Now, as previously mentioned, Mama had to (also unexpectedly) have a pacemaker put in. This time we had an entire week to plan and prepare.
However, two days (or, in Daddy’s case, a week) in the hospital is still time in the hospital. And I haven’t even been the patient.
Needless to say, hospitals and I are on very close terms.
So onto the photo montage of today’s events.
The morning begins.
And then we had time to kill. First stop: coffee.
Then, Daddy read the newspaper in the lobby/waiting area.
Then, I read my horoscope. And again, I felt slightly betrayed. And offended.
Then, a nurse came out and brought Big Sis and I into a “consultation room” that was locked with a key code thing (sounds slightly sketchy to me). She didn’t say a word, just put us in there and left.
We waited approximately 20 minutes, passing the time watching Olympic cycling and practicing our bloody horrible British accents along with the announcer. If you’re wondering, Bradley Wiggins won the race. (You weren’t. Except maybe Friend Mike, a cycler.)
I also found out Big Sis used to think (as in, until we talked about it this morning) that water polo was the same thing as regular polo except in water.
As in, the players rode horses, in the water, while playing polo.
And she imagined the horses had uncomfortable looks on their faces, like in movies when horses have to swim in the water and look uncomfortable.
That’s my sister.
But then, dum-da-da-dummmmmm! It was finished.
So now we’re here at the hospital until tomorrow, so Mama can be monitored every hour to make sure she still works correctly. But if she gets bored, she has this killer view to stare at:
Mama is doing well. She’s currently eating chocolate.
Thanks to everyone who’s been asking, thinking and praying for our family – love you all!