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Real life…
Saturday, August 18th, 2018

I’m posting this late. Today’s been a bit of a whirlwind.

My dad, whose picture with me I’m sharing above, fell outside and broke his hip—or his femoral neck, to be more specific. He went out to weed-eat, because he likes to putter and do things for himself, but he fell and hurt himself. I found him fifteen minutes later, called my dd, because I couldn’t move him. Why didn’t we call an ambulance? 1–dad didn’t want one; 2–we live in a rural area, and our volunteer fire department would have answered that call (nuff said); and 3–my dd’s had some training, so I wasn’t worried she’d hurt him when she moved him. And in the end, she had him in the car, without a lot of pain, inside five minutes.

The local hospital took pictures and confirmed he’d broken his hip, loaded him into an ambulance and shipped him to Little Rock. Mom and I went home and packed and high-tailed it to the city, where we’re staying now. His surgery is tomorrow, shortly after noon. I’d appreciate your prayers and good thoughts. He’s over 80, has diabetes, is on dialysis, has heart disease. He’s a tough man, an Air Force veteran/retiree, and we just plain don’t want to lose him. And he’s not ready—not by the amount of fuss he gave us about getting our own rest today. 🙂

Oh, and that picture was from my 60th birthday party in June. Dad loved the picture props.

8 comments to “Real life…”

  1. Susan Saxx
    · August 19th, 2018 at 6:52 am · Link

    Sending prayers and good thoughts. Stat!!

    And HUGS!!


  2. Elizabeth Andrews
    · August 19th, 2018 at 7:13 am · Link

    Good thoughts heading your way, Delilah!

  3. Joy Boutwell
    · August 19th, 2018 at 7:22 am · Link

    So sorry about your dad. Hope he has a speedy recovery. Sending prayers and hugs your way. Give your mom a big hug for me also.

  4. Rebecca Merz
    · August 19th, 2018 at 11:49 am · Link

    Sending healing thoughts your way.

  5. Shirley Long
    · August 19th, 2018 at 12:11 pm · Link

    Bless his heart. 80 years old and still puttering around in the yard. What a fantastic man he must be.

    My thoughts and prayers are with him, your mom and your entire family. Tell him I’m sending hugs and kisses from deep East Texas.

    I know you’re busy but keep us posted when you get a chance.

  6. ButtonsMom2003
    · August 19th, 2018 at 5:24 pm · Link

    So sorry about your dad. Sending healing thoughts for a speedy recovery.

    I love that picture of the two of you.

  7. Colleen C.
    · August 19th, 2018 at 7:11 pm · Link

    Wow, sending positive thoughts and get well wishes!

  8. Delilah
    · August 24th, 2018 at 9:58 am · Link

    That’s one of my favorite photos, too. I have it framed. Thanks for all your good wishes.

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