I’m late in writing this blog, but as they say.. better late than never !
The last 2wks have been CRAZY !! Busy, stressful, exhausting, revealing, frustrating, hurtful, mind blowing, fun, sad, & lots more !! Sounds like a whirlwind right ? Well, it was !!
Firstly, let’s go on from my last entry which was the debacle that was Dad’s initial surgery date of Tuesday 25th March. Let’s not re-hash as it makes me too sad/mad. Unfortunately though, things didn’t improve. Dad went back to transition care at Brighton in a deteriorated state… even the nurses commented on it.
We received the call that Dad’s rescheduled surgery was to be the following Thursday (3rd April). Mum, Karen & I all planned to make lots of phone calls prior to this new surgery time as there was NO WAY we were sending Dad back to PA unless someone CONFIRMED that the batteries were on site. We didn’t actually end up getting that confirmation, but the surgery did in fact go ahead. Dad now does have new ‘breast implants’. (LOL). However, following the surgery, Mum & I headed home after making sure Dad was settled into the ward. Maybe we should have stayed a little longer to counteract the now known habit of PA hospital stuffing up ! :0( Dad received no dinner until he asked someone at 7.30 and they eventually rustled him up a sandwich. If that wasn’t bad enough… the following morning I spoke to Dad at 8.30am and once again, he’d received no breakfast, or, & more importantly, NO MEDICATION !! The poor bloke can’t catch a break !! When I blew them a new earhole over the incident, they said they were using a new meals system and some people were being missed… well, that makes sense once (dinner), but when he’s been missed once.. you’d think they’d make sure it doesn’t happen again.
Mum & I were in there by 10.30am. Thank you to my gorgeous niece Claudia who sat with my children for their final day of term one (more of that in a separate post).
Thanks The Lord, Dad was in quite good spirits, but did say he’d had a very bad night. (There could be another blog there, but I’m not sure yet.. Ahh, the intrigue. LOL) Mum & I were determined to stay with Dad until he was transported back to Transition Care, as we didn’t want him in that hospital a moment longer. Funnily enough… when I was on hold with the PA when ringing Dad in the morning, the hold music/message told me that the PA hospital has recently received an award for outstanding patient care.. What the ??? I don’t think so. However, this did lead me to think… wait a second.. what can we learn from this. They would have only received the award if there was plenty of proof to warrant it, so maybe.. just maybe, The Lord had something in there to teach us…. if only to never go to PA again??? Bahahahaha. Kidding. Unfortunately we’re stuck with them as Dad has to continue seeing the neurologist there.
As it stands now.. Dad has an appointment on Tuesday @ 7.30am to switch the batteries ON !!! Now, this could be a HUGE amazing exciting moment.. or it could be a huge anti-climax.. we simply won’t know until it happens. I’m praying that Dad at the very least will receive some more mobility and decrease in discomfort once the batteries are switched on.
It’s beyond comforting to know that it is all in God’s hands. When things seem to be going to garbage and back, it’s so important to know that all things are under His control. Not always an easy thing to latch onto… especially in the thick of it… but important none the less.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
and do not lean on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge him,
and he will make straight your paths. Proberbs 3:5 & 6
This was SUCH a help…. mostly the part about ‘do not lean on your own understanding’…. the entire thing just seemed so unfair, so WRONG !!!!
It was hard to not focus on this one though at the time you are dealing with a crying broken Dad who just want to go Home !
“Sit at my right hand, until I make your enemies your footstool.” Psalm 110:1
There was definitely some warfare prayers going on during this time too !! I spent the time of Dad’s surgery and time at the PA claiming protection over him. Claiming and constantly thanking The Lord for the additional ministering and warrior angels around him at those times. I wasn’t going to let the enemy get any footholds during Dad’s moments of vulnerability.
What IS comforting is that Dad is now back at Brighton happy as Larry and enjoying his Moreton bay view.
Blessings Peeps !!! xox