Thursday, April 16, 2009

Update on my Daddy


Thank you all for your prayers and comments regarding my dad. He had surgery yesterday to remove the upper left lobe of his lung and three ribs. He was unstable after surgery and things were "touch and go" for a few hours. What a difference a day makes! This morning the doctors were amazed at how well he is doing. He was even wanting to sit up and he ate a good breakfast!

His prognosis is still not good even with the surgery, chemo and radiation the doctor is giving him a 30% chance of survival. If anyone can beat this he can. He has complete faith in God, whatever his outcome. If it is his time, he is ready-but he isn't going without a fight! His attitude is amazing and God's grace and peace is shining through him. He is a precious man!

I'll be in Alabama a few more days and then I must get back to Indy. It's been a difficult and busy couple of weeks, but I'm so glad I was able to be here with my mom and dad through this.

The picture above is of my daddy on Easter holding two of his great granddaughters. He has always loved babies.

Again, thank you for your prayers and thoughts for our family, they are appreciated so much. Please continue to pray!
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28 comments:

Kim and Victoria said...

Here's hoping his recovery goes well.

our friend Ben said...

Will do, Robin! My own father had a second surgery yesterday and has also bounced back quickly. I'm hoping this one's the last! I think your father's attitiude is perfect: Do what you can, then leave it in God's hands. God bless!

cherry said...

Wonderful Picture !
Glad to hear he is doing better.
Safe travels to you and I will keep ya'll in my prayers.
hugs, Cherry

Janet said...

Thanks for the update Robin. Will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

flowergardengirl said...

And we will pray. Hugs to you.

nancybond said...

I'm so glad your Dad is doing well, Robin. :) I hope his recovery continues to be easy. Take care, and get rest.

garden girl said...

I hope your Dad continues his recovery Robin. My thoughts are with you and your family.

Meadowview Thymes said...

Robin, just wanted you to know you are all in my prayers! Take care!
Linda

Kerri said...

Thanks for taking time to give us an update, Robin. What a blessing your Dad's attitude is! That, and his faith will help him more than anything, and increase his chances for beating this.
I'll continue to pray for you and your family.
Take care of yourself.

Sherri said...

Robin, thanks for the update on your Dad-I was checking your blog everyday for one. I have all of you in my prayers daily! It is good your Dad has so much faith, it can make all the difference! HUGS to you all!

Anonymous said...

I'm glad you were able to be with them and he has such a faith based attitude. What a trying time this must be for everyone. We will continue to pray for him and his recovery...and the rest of the family too. What a beautiful pic. Could one of the babies in this pic happen to belong to your niece that I know?

I'll be praying for your safe travels home. Tam

NCmountainwoman said...

You and your dad have been much in my thoughts. I'm sure this has been a rough time for all of you.

I love your dad's attitude. I hope he will envision himself in the blessed and lucky 30% every single day. I'll continue to pray for all of you.

Brenda said...

Oh, I've been checking back every few days. So glad you let us know how things are going. Take care of yourself.
Brenda

themanicgardener said...

What a great attitude: if it's time, it's time--but I'll do my part to put it off for a while. All the best to him and to you.
--Kate

shirl said...

Sorry Robin, I missed this. Hope your Dad is keeping his spirits up. It was great to see your montages of him. He does look a fighter. Wishing you all the strength in the world to support him x

Macys said...

I am happy that your Dad is doing better. My prayers are with you and your family.

jodi (bloomingwriter) said...

Thank you for the update, dear Robin. We continue to hold him aand you and the rest of your family in our thoughts here in the wilds of Nova Scotia. I know this is hard on all of you. The prognosis sounds better though since he snapped back after the surgery rather quickly. Every day is a victory, isn't it. ((((((Robin))))))

Rose said...

Glad to hear that your Dad is doing better; I wish him a continued recovery. What a wonderful attitude he has--positive thinking is so important.

Victoria said...

Robin, it seems to me you've had a really tough year. I hope your father continues to improve, and I hope his positive attitude helps you keep your spirits up too. You're in my prayers. With very best wishes, Victoria

The Giraffe Head Tree said...

Thank you for taking time to let us all know how your father is doing, Robin. He has such a happy face! I'm pleased to hear he is doing so well and shall continue to include him and your family in my prayers.

Balisha said...

He is in my prayers, Robin.His faith in God will give him strength to face what is down the road.He looks so happy in all his pictures...he must love life. I'm sure he is happy that his "girl" has been there for him. Take care.

Tessa at Blunders with shoots, blossoms 'n roots said...

He looks like such a great daddy! And grand daddy! We will continue to pray- in the meantime, don't forget about you- take care of yourself through this tough time. God Bless!

Gail said...

Robin, Thank you for letting us know. Your dad has all the ingredients of a fighter...a positive attitude, faith, surrounding himself with family and friends and good medical treatment. It's good that you were able to be there with your mom and dad...take care. Gail

Patricia said...

What a wonderful photo of your daddy and those baby girls, Robin. (((((Hugs))))) A good daddy is a precious gift. Praying for all of you.

Salix said...

Robin, I haven't visited your beautiful blog for some time - I am so sorry to hear about your Dad; but happy for you that you are able to spend time with your parents during this challenging time. Take care.

Becca's Dirt said...

I understand it is difficult for a loved one especially our parents who usually are not in the best of health anyway. Stay strong and my prayers are with you and your family. My step father just went through a series of chemo and other stuff. He is still experiencing some of the side effects. If it weren't for side effects I think we'd all feel better. My prayers...

Msrobin said...

I am glad to hear that your father is doing well after his surgery, and I hope this continues.

kate smudges said...

It is a relief to hear that your dad got through the surgery. Your dad sounds like a warrior ~ he has a positive attitude and the will to keep on living. The photo of your dad with his great-granddaughters is beautiful. Keeping you and your family in my thoughts!