Thursday, May 17, 2012

A Tough Week...


This week has been tough. 

Emotional. 

Draining. 

Frankly I'm exhausted.

You see on Sunday (Mother's Day) I worked, all day. I was on a break when I discovered messages and missed calls telling me that my father was in the hospital. He'd had two really bad heart attacks, died both times only to be brought back from the brink. He was in the hospital, they were going to do some tests but he was in good hands and should be fine.

 I went back to work numb, upset and glad to have something to distract me. I kept my phone in my pocket just in case and sure enough I got another phone call. 

He was being rushed to Brisbane for an immediate triple bypass. Then it all just got too much. I didn't know what to say or do. I felt so helpless being so far away, and hearing the complete and utter fear in his voice in the background while I was talking to the paramedic.

He had the surgery, it went well but ended up being a quadruple bypass. Massive. He's doing well. As well as you can be. And I am so thankful for that. It's still a long road but for now he's good.

It is so hard being away, on the brink of moving and 2 weeks away from Todd's graduation. I just feel.... helpless.

Then last night we got a phone call that Todd's grandfather had passed away. Now I am back in this numb state again. I feel for him, I feel for his Mum. I just feel... It's all so darn heartbreaking and overwhelming.

Things can only get better right?

Oh there was one bright point in our week, Todd got his posting. We are headed back to Queensland, only an hour or so away from all our friends and family. He got his first preference and I couldn't be more proud.

Hope your week has been filled with happiness, joy and love.

3 comments:

Anna Combrink said...

I'm so sorry you're having to go through all of this, especially all at once. You're in my prayers. Let me know if you need anything at all.

Ashley said...

I'm so sorry! I would feel helpless too... it is tough to be away from family at times like this but I am glad he is doing okay now. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.

Jamie said...

Hugs. I am sorry for your loss.