Wednesday, October 04, 2006

update

I'm happy to report that my dad's surgery went very well. Better than anticipated actually! Originally it was going to take 2 hours. They were done in 45 minutes! And he was supposed to spend the night in the hospital, but he was doing so well they discharged him this afternoon. He's in a lot of pain, but it will take time for the incision to heal. I'm just relieved that he is going to be okay.

I do have to say that I am very disappointed. Not one person called to check on him. My aunt and uncle stayed with my mom in the surgery waiting room. Other than them, no one called to check on him. No other family or friends checked in. Probably the worst of all --- not even my husband. He KNEW I was worried about my dad. Not to make this about me, but he knows how sick I am and how hard it is for me to get out of the house. Especially with Valerie in tow with no help. Not once did he offer to come to the hospital with us. Which I can understand, because he does have to work. I reminded him Monday about my dad's surgery. He never said another word about it. My husband did not even call me today to see how things went!!! Did not call to see if my dad was okay! My dad is going on 74 years old, so just about any proceedure has some risk to it. I think everyone knows that my parents go above and beyond for us. If Clint were the one having surgery, both of my parents would show concern about him. If it were someone in his family, I would have been there by his side. If nothing else, he could have text messaged me. His excuse? He forgot. He didn't realize it was Wednesday / surgery day until lunchtime when I still wasn't logged onto Yahoo IM. Whatever. It just shows you... who can you depend on?? No one. No one at all.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

All you had to do was ask...

Melanie said...

No, those are the types of situations where there should be no need to ask. I shouldn't have to ask anyone for a phone call to check on my 74 year old father.

Kathryn said...

I don't what to say that is really pretty rude. A phone call only takes a minute; one doesn't talk a long time, at least a brief call to check on him isn't asking too much of people. And what do you have to ask about. If one cares, they will find the time to call even for a short time out of thwir busy day.

Anonymous said...

Hope your dad is recovering well ... we are going to have to do lunch sometime (my lunch is from 11-12) ....

How has Val been these days ....