Apr 25 2014, 5:00pm
I can hardly believe that TORn has been around since I was almost 7 years old. Wow! I look forward to celebrating a great Founders' Day with all of you.
Sounds like a fun weekend ahead!
It's been a super hectic, and less than fun week for me, I'm afraid. My daddy hasn't been in the best of health for a good number of years now, mostly because he tends to not watch his weight very well, but he also has other health problems like type 2 diabetes and chronic lymphedema. Anyway, back in September ended up in the hospital with pneumonia which got treated over the course of a few days and he got sent home again. He had been doing better for a while, but this past month he started developing breathing problems again. He hates going to the doctor, but after much harassing, his doctor and my mom finally got him to schedule an appointment on Wednesday. Weeeell, when he got there, the doctor looked at his blood/oxygen level, said "WHY THE HECK DIDN'T YOU GO STRAIGHT TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM?!!!" and called the ambulance to take him there. Turns out, the local fire department was doing training at the time, so not only did we get an ambulance in front of the doctors office, we also got two big fire trucks with sirens turned on. (they didn't know if they'd have to lift my dad onto a stretcher or not. They didn't, thankfully) My mom and I followed the ambulance to the hospital in our car and when we got there, we ended up sitting there waiting for the doctors to make a decision about what was going on from around 4p.m. until 7:30p.m. when they decided they'd have to keep my dad at the hospital for a few days. The diagnosis is that he has a whole bunch of fluid around his heart and lungs due to respiratory failure which is due to his weight. They're currently working on getting all that fluid off, figuring which of his medications may have been contributing, and pounding it into his head that he has GOT to get more active and start losing weight or this will keep happening and next time, there may be no second chances. *deep sigh* I'm so tired right now.
On the happier side of things, my Theology and Cinema professor finally got my Movie Paper on the spiritual theme of self-sacrifice in ROTK graded and I got 190 out of 200 points. He said the paper was great and the only reason he took off the ten points was because I totally forgot that I had to cite two outside sources along with the movie itself. My bad.
Plans for the weekend include continuing to work on a Research Paper for my Developmental Psychology course, knitting myself a messenger bag-style purse, and of course, waiting for my dad to get home from the hospital.
"But there’s empty cross, there’s an empty tomb
Fire and wind now sweeping in this tiny upper room
There’s a hungry world, there’s a risen King
Unlock the doors, what reason more could we ever need?
So sing with me, I dare you to
Because there’s an empty cross; there’s an empty tomb"
~Empty (Disciples)-sung by Dan Haseltine and Matt Hammitt