Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Dad Update

I can't thank everyone enough for your support yesterday. I felt the support as I was waiting, knitting, waiting, knitting, waiting, knitting, and knitting some more. It was a long day, as you can tell from this picture of mom and my sister Donna.

Waiting at Fox Chase

Dad's surgery went well. There were some complications, and it took about an hour longer than expected, but that just made us extra thankful that we chose Dr. Viterbo at Fox Chase Cancer Center. I don't want this to sound like a commercial for Fox Chase, but everyone there was wonderful. Not only did dad get the best of care, but they treated all of us who were waiting, waiting, waiting with kindness and patience. No question was a stupid question, and if you were wandering around in a stupor with a blank look on your face, someone always stopped and said "You look lost...can I help you?" (Don't ask me how many times I was lost and wandering around with an (allegedly) blank look on my face.)

I've got to go now. I'm getting ready to pick up mom, go to breakfast, and then drive to Fox Chase. Anyone familiar with Philly driving knows this is no small task. This country girl will be crossing a bridge, driving on I-95, and braving the road construction and crazy drivers on Cottman Ave. Ugh.


Channon said...

Safe travels. I'm so glad it went well and you were treated kindly.

Oh - and mentioning Philly and I-95 jogged my memory... Remind me to tell you the dates I'll be in the area!

Nichole said...

Continued good vibes coming your way.... xoxo

Sue said...

I'm glad things are going well. Tell your Mom and Dad that your blog friends are thinking about them.

margo said...

Healing prayers for your family.

Take care.

Jenny W said...

All my love

E was loving the mud outside today. Brat wouldn't stop eating it!

Donna Lee said...

Fox Chase is wonderful. I'm glad things went well. Waiting while someone is in surgery makes you feel helpless and so dependent

Jennifer Lori said...

So glad it went well. Lots of healing thoughts being sent your way.