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It's been a hard week.

My father has been sick since this time last week. On Monday morning, he collapsed in the bathroom, and my mother had to call the ambulance to get him transported to the hospital. While there, he complained of difficulty breathing, and he was transferred to ICU. His CAT scan came back negative for any blood clots on the lungs, but he's still wheezing and coughing up junk and laboring to breathe. On the other hand, he's laughing at jokes and being crabby at people, so he must be on the mend. The doctor said he would be transferred to the floor today. Dad only heard "out of here," though, and missed the "and onto the floor" part, and I know he got his hopes up about coming home. I felt bad about telling him the whole truth, but he'd only have been pised off today, so I had to tell him.

I promised my household sister that I would housesit and mind her dogs while she's at Gulf Wars, so I have to trek up to Mason, NH today. I'll be there for not-quite two weeks, but obviously I'll be all over the landscape, coming down to see Dad and so forth. Luckily her dogs are okay in a crate for a while. She has satellite and internet access, so it's all good.

Problem is, I haven't been sleeping well. Last night I crashed around 10:30, 11 o'clock, which is unusual for me. I wouldn't say anything about it, but I have a hard time staying asleep. Max doesn't help -- I seem to be his favorite terrain feature, which means he likes to climb all over me, particularly the squishy bits.

Ah well. This too shall pass. Right now I have to get up to Mason and let the dogs out, get some lunch, and go back down to Ayer to see Daddy this afternoon. I have no laundry done and am completely unprepared to sleep anywhere else tonight. Yay me.

i feel: exhausted exhausted

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was1 From: was1 Date: March 11th, 2004 08:27 am (UTC) (base camp)
I'm sorry to hear about your dad's episode. I hope he is on the mend and will be okay.

I hope you'll be able to sleep better too. (*hug*)
1 trip or shoot the rapids