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My Dad

My sister called me last night to tell me that something was wrong with my dad. She got him to go to the hospital – no small feat, as my dad is not a big fan of going to see doctors1 – and we were worried he may have had a stroke, but after much waiting around at the ER, when he finally got admitted and had a CT scan done, we found out that he has a brain tumour. Today he was transferred to a bigger hospital and is waiting to get an MRI and see a neurosurgeon in the morning. We really don’t know anything more than that at this point and I’m trying to remain optimistic that it will be operable. I’m waiting to find out what the prognosis and plan is to decide when I should go there. If he goes into surgery right away, I’m getting on a plane immediately. If it’s not that simple, I’ll figure out when is best for me to go there. I really wish it was tomorrow morning already, because the waiting is killing me. It’s hard to be so far away, because I can’t be there with my family for this. It’s hard even writing this posting, because all I can think is that my Dad isn’t at home to say to my Mom, “Hey Ann, come see what Bethy wrote on her blog today.” So I’m doing the only thing I can think to do right now – I’m adding Toronto Maple Leafs players to my hockey pool team.

I just need my Dad to be OK. I love you, Dad.

  1. Which is a huge understatement – I don’t think my dad has seen a doctor in more than 20 years. []

9 Responses to My Dad

  1. Jane Mc says:

    Awww Bethy, I am so sorry! I too got news tonight that my strong willed Dad is in the hospital (for the last 4 days). He is in a great deal of pain and they still don’t know why. He is getting an MRI tomm morning.

    Sending you love and light my friend. Hoping both our strong pops will be on the road to recovery very soon.



  2. Rebecca says:

    Oh my word… I’m so sorry, and I hope it turns out okay. Regardless, I’ll keep him in my thoughts, and {hugs} to you.

  3. Beth says:

    Thanks, guys. Much love to you and your dad too, Jane!

  4. Oh Beth, I’m so sorry to read this. I’m sending positive thoughts and vibes your way and hoping you get some reassuring news in the morning.

    Love and hugs

  5. Chris t says:

    Take care. I hope everything will be fine. You are very strong and I’m sure your Dad is too.

  6. Dave says:

    We’re thinking about you and your family nonstop over here and hoping for the best of news.

  7. Stacy says:

    I’ll be praying for wisdom for the doctors, comfort and peace for your family and that it’s something treatable. I’m so sorry and I hope everything will be okay.

  8. maria says:

    So sorry Beth. We are keeping all of you in our prayers

  9. Jody says:

    taking some deep breaths for all of you, Beth.

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