Friday, June 13, 2008

SuperDad Conquers All

Sorry for the delay in posting, but my thanks to everybody that posted, emailed, or called with well wishes for SuperDad. I got to North Carolina yesterday afternoon, and am happy to report that while Dad is still really sick, he's doing better. This is an immeasurable relief, as when I got on the plane from Austin the last report was that doctors were going to have to amputate his leg to stem the infection. Oh, yeah. Did I tell you about the infection?

Turns out the sepsis was coming from something called cellulitis, which is an infection in the skin or flesh. I think it's sort of a diffuse infection; at any rate, his foot is the size of a zeppelin, and it's making him really sick. But finally he's started to respond to antibiotics, and we're all breathing a sigh of relief. I'm off to the hospital now to visit him again and bring him snacks, treats, and girlie magazines. Just kidding about the girlie magazines. That was in the way of a scientific experiment, checking to see if Amazing Captain Mommypants is reading this. Probably not, but just in case, I wanted to give her a little heart attack.

In other news, North Carolina in the summertime is absolutely gorgeous. I'm overdosing on green. And my mom's little puppy Obadiah? The cutest dog ever. In the whole world. And tomorrow is the Fairy King's 26th birthday, hoorayyyyy!!!! And when Crasey and I walked out of the hospital yesterday I made the critical error of congratulating her on not wearing her really ugly bracelets that she wears all the time. So she told the cop at the front door that I had heroin in my purse and took off running. Ha ha. Very funny, Crasey.

10 comments:

tracey said...

hey cheasty - i commented yesterday to let you know i'd be praying for you and your dad - somehow i failed to post. anyhoo, glad to hear they've at least got a clear idea of what your dad is fighting - hope he's back on his feet soon.

Lindsey said...

Whew! Glad to hear he's doing better.

H-SPO said...

glad you didn't get arrested for drug smuggling in a hospital. that made me pee in my pants.

also, i'm VERY happy to hear that your daddy is feeling better.

the girlie mags made me laugh too because the first thing that came to my mind was "vogue" or "jane" or "mademoiselle" or something like that. the thought of your dad reading "the top ten ways to please him" really made me laugh.

Stephanie said...

Hi darling! Thinking of you and your dad. Be strong (as if I need to tell you that!)

Alison said...

Yay! I'm so glad to hear your dad is recovering...thinking of you...enjoy your unexpected time back home.

Maxi said...

glad to hear that SuperDad is doing better, hope he regains full superpowers soon. Girlie mags.... yeah!

Matter Of Fact Mommy said...

WHEW! big sigh of relief that SuperDad is improving. it's SO scary when our parents get sick.

re: the amputating the leg thing? yeah, that's scary. my dad is an amputee from just below the knee down. he likes to take it off while watching my soccer games. makes for great conversation, that's for sure.

enjoy NC in the summer, safe travels and best wishes for SuperDad's speedy recovery. :D

Cheasty said...

Thank you all so much for your kind words, wishes, prayers, and all that. I can't tell you how much I appreciate it, and when I showed them all to SuperDad he was both touched and thankful.

Sam Marie said...

Glad to hear that your dad is out of those woods, and that he'll be able to get back into the woods that he loves so much. Yay! Have fun with lots of QT with your fam!

Sarah McBride said...

glad your dad is doing better.
you are a good daughter!!