Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Tuesday Morning

This is Jim writing.

Dad is in the hospital. Here’s what happened.  Yesterday morning around 3:30 AM (just after Dad had posted his blog) he was sitting on the edge of the bed and slid off onto the floor. He hit the floor with a bump. We called 911 a little later and got him to the hospital where the X-ray showed a broken right hip joint. Monday was a stressful day for Dad and the whole family. But by the end of the day he was in a room and resting with the aid of some pain meds.

Today they plan to repair his hip with surgery. Dad is in good spirits. We are all hoping and praying that the surgery will be a success and give Dad the opportunity to continue to grow tomatoes and write his blog.

16 comments:

Sara said...

Jim,
Please send your Dad some smiles from me, Oreo and Chewy. I hope the surgery goes well, and will be thinking him today.

Take care and keep us posted.

egtara said...

Will be thinking of dad today.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Thank you Jim, for letting us know what happened. Dad will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Hollie said...

I sure hate to hear this!! Praying all goes well & that Dad will have a speedy recovery! Sending hugs, love & prayers!!

Joan said...

DAD may not be Smiling right now but I am certain he has all the staff on the Ortho Unit at the hospial smiling. Soon they will be reading his book and by summer they will be receiving some delicious tomatoes.

Do tell DAD that I am sending him SMILES and gentle hugs and wishing him a complete recovery.

...Sara's Mom

Carlene Noggle said...

Jim,
I am praying and have been since I heard. This makes me so very sad, but I do know that DAD is a tough guy and will be back in his tomato garden as quick as he can. Please let him know that Carlene sends him a hug!

Kath said...

Hi I came over by way of Helen and her link.I pray Dads op goes well and he is soon on the way to a full recovery.Prayers are powerful and I now have Dads blog on my readers list.Sending him a big {{{HUG}}} from a new reader.Although I am sure at one point I used to read Dad, when AOL journals were our commmunity.Then I lost many friends,when it folded up..Take Care God Bless Kath xx

Ruby said...

Sending smiles. Take care! Praying for a speedy recovery!

Nancy said...

I hate the idea of Dad being hurt. He brings so much joy to everyone, including me. Now we are all sending him all those smiles that he enjoys so much!!
Prayers are flooding in too.

Love,
Nancy

Sheila Y said...

So sad that Dad is suffering from a broken hip. Praying for a successful surgery and speedy recovery. My Dad recently suffered a broken hip at 85 and he is doing very well. Sending smiles for Dad, Sheila

betty said...

Dad, your fans have prayers and smiles that are circling the globe to reach you. We hope the repair is completed and that you are now resting and healing. Jim, thanks for being up real early to post the news. Please let DAD know that we are with him in spirit. I wish I could come over and water the tomatoes and refill the birdfeeders. Once Dad is feeling chipper, he will be wanting to do it himself. Aloha from HI....Sara's aunt.

Pat said...

Jim,
Thank you so much for giving us an update on Dad. I pray Dad's surgery goes well, and he will be feeling much better soon. My prayers are with him, and his entire family. We love you Dad!
Hugs,
Pat

jmuhj said...

Nancy said it better than I could.
And all of the other posters' thoughts echo mine. *PRAYERS* for Dad! and for you all, his loving family, especially Ms. Mary and sweet Prince who are there by his side every day. I guess Ms. Mary will be coming home if she hasn't made it already.

I received Dad's book yesterday and am so glad to have it! It's a treasure for me on so many levels.

I'm sure Dad knows that his friends out here in California have him in our prayers and thoughts, but hope he's soon able to read these posts and know he's getting prayed for and loved all over the world.

We love you, Dad. Get well soon and we'll be checking in daily to see how you're doing. Love and PURRS from your friends Jamaka and fams in California <3

Joyce said...

We are sending you prayers Dad from Virginia. Hope each day you get stonger and will soon be home tending to your tomato plants...love you!!! Love Joyce

Carlene Noggle said...

Please let us know how Dad is.

Anonymous said...

So can you give us an update? You know we all love Dad and are curious to know how he is.
THanks!
Vicki in Birmingham