Monday, May 19, 2008

Circle the wagons

We need to have a talk.

My dad is once again in medical danger, and once again it is the kind of thing that we can't do much about but watch and wait.

Here's how you get into my dad's kind of trouble:

1) have bad knee
2) get knee replacement
3) get leukemia
4) get chemo
5) get staff infection
6) have staff infection "bond" to the titanium in the knee
7) lose short-lived chemo produced leukemia remission
8) get sent home to die
9) refuse to die and just keep being not dead for eight months
10) have all your teeth removed because the chemo destroyed them

and now we go to ...

11) find out the permanently infected knee is threatening to become systemic and that the leg may have to be amputated to save his life -- even though he no longer has leukemia. Is that irony? Or is it sarcasm... I get so confused.

Anyway, since you all know I am permanently off intercessory prayer, can you get on this for me?

I am going to go abuse alcohol now. Thanks.

17 comments:

P said...

Holy mother of God, Nina. I'm thinking of you. And praying. And drinking for you, too.

Avitable said...

(hug)

Catherine said...

On it, and I'll have a drink for you and your dad later today. I'm sure there's some better way to be honoring your lives, and as soon as I can think of it, I'll do that too.

Cylithria said...

On It Hun. Keeping him (and you) Close to my heart and in my thoughts.

Finn said...

Good lord. How much is poor man to endure?

Prayers being said, God being hauled onto my porch for a "talk."

Em said...

Oh man.... that's not good.

Looks like everyone is having a drink for you and your dad, so I'll join in. I'm going with a some shiraz...

I do hope it all turns out okay. :-)

ellie said...

I'll keep him in my nightly prayers. You too.

LizB said...

Is it OK to pray and curse at the same time? Probably not, right? {{{hugs}}}

jen said...

Wow. Just...shit. Everyone is already drunk and praying. I'm nothing, if not a follower.

LAS said...

I'll pray for all of you.

country roads said...

thinking of you and your dad...

Dagny said...

I'm sorry. :(

Annie said...

Awful news. I am on the bandwagon, drinking and praying and sending lots of love to you and your dad.
Big hugs...

Say It said...

what a horrible situation. I am thinking good thoughts for you and your dad. Of course I'll drink with/for you too.

maryse said...

oh jeez. your poor dad. i'm sending the both of you seriously good thoughts.

Maggie said...

I was just thinking of your dad this morning, as I was at the dentist getting a cracked tooth repaired. NOw I find out that dental work is the least of it.

I am so sorry. I will drink as heavily as you require,.

Joel said...

I wish I'd seen this sooner. Praying like mad anyway.