|...and a baby sweater set. |
My Dad had to have his leg amputated. Sigh... He is still with us. (I haven't heard anything today, or called up there today). The last few days have been terrible for me, I can't even imagine what he is going through (and my step-mom)... He is still in the ICU, as far as I know. He sounded kind of loopy the first time I talked to him. Yesterday he sounded angry, and depressed. Which; I would be, too. They spent the first four hours in surgery trying to do a bypass... His arteries in his legs have been shot due to 50+ years of alcoholism and smoking. I wasn't for sure but he has been drinking and smoking since he was a teenager. He turns 70 next April.. Back in 2009, he had a major surgery (that I went to Michigan for) to repair an aortic aneurysm, and... I can't even remember now. There were three major things. One of the three were the arteries in his right leg (the one he just had amputated). But, since he had been in surgery for so long already (I think it was 9 hours), and his signs were getting worse, they decided to do the major artery and leave the rest for later. Well they never did go back in... And this past weekend everything went downhill fast. He was outside weed whacking, and started having pain in his hip (weird). It started traveling down his leg and the pain was bad. They went to the ER that night. Stayed in the waiting room all night long. By then his foot was purple and he couldn't even feel it. Finally got him in to surgery at 11:30 am. Like I already said the first four hours were trying to do some kind of a bypass on that major artery they tried to repair in '09. But they weren't able to... And he lost his leg. :( I feel so awful for him. Even though it is his "own doing".. (No one can tell him that, though..) I am on pins and needles hoping to not hear any bad news. Expecting the worst, but hoping for the best..
I finished Jolene's baby sweater set. I am happy with how it all turned out. And now that I have finally done the Shells & Vines Sweater, I will do more for PR for the OB Unit.. I like it.