Friday, April 27, 2012

Day 22 in the ICU...

Hello?  Is anyone out there?  I wouldn't be surprised if all my followers jumped ship, because... whew... I've been M.I.A like no other!  :)

Even though this is my blog about kindergarten, I can tell you I haven't been doing much any teaching since April 4, 2012.  On that day, my dad was rushed to the ER with trouble breathing, and... here we are on the 27th... 23 days later... and he's still in ICU.


I can't even begin to describe the roller coaster ride I've been on over the past 3 weeks.  Is it congestive heart failure?  Is it pneumonia?  Is it this?  Is it that?  It took, no lie, 19 days to get an official diagnosis of... BOOP.     Learn about BOOP here!  In all seriousness, it has a ridiculous name, but it is a serious and rare lung disease.  This, of course, is on top of the Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma they are treating.

He was intubated.  (Boo!)
He now has a traecheostomy.  (Boo!)
He is on a ventilator, but breathing on his own with assistance. (Boo and yea!)
He finally is being weaned off the sedative.  (That Michael Jackson stuff is tough to shake!)
When I said hi, he mouthed the word "hi!" to me!  (Yea!  Yea! Yea!)
He wiggled some toes today.  (Yea!)

I have had amazing colleagues cover me for the past two weeks.  Not a lesson plan was written or homework packet was created by these worried hands.  I cannot even begin to thank them for their help through all of this!  I'm back in the saddle, making my own sub plans for next week and then returning back to the classroom the 1st full week in May.

I even stopped by to see my little ones today.  I needed those hugs from them as much as they needed to see me and know everything was going to be okay.  One of them even said, "Every night, we pray for your dad, Mrs. Davis."  I love those kindergarten kiddos so much!

I can't wait to peruse and catch up while I plan my upcoming few weeks!  Thank you for all your prayers through all this insanity... they are appreciated & still needed!
Mrs. Davis

1 comment:

  1. Wow. That's sad and very rough. Good vibes are sent to you and your family's way, indeed.