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Thursday, July 31, 2008

World's Greatest Dad

I have to give Justin big props here because he has been such a trooper. He stood outside in the 105 degree heat at Lucy's birthday party and grilled 40 hot dogs and never once complained, even though he was battling a case of appendicitis.. He stayed downstairs and visited with everyone at the party. And this is after he had already been in pain for 3 days. That just goes to show how much he wanted Lucy to love her party and experience it all right there with him. Thanks honey! We both love you so much.

Justin had the surgery last night around 8:15. It went really well and I got to stay in recovery with him. I came home so I would be here in the morning with Lucy. Lucy and I got up this morning and went to visit him. We stayed a couple of hours. Justin napped most of the time. He has been in a lot of pain today. They have had a hard time getting the pain under control. The doctor is guessing that the recovery is even worse since his stomach has been cramped up since last Friday. He was not able to urinate today, so he has to spend the night again tonight. Hopefully he will be coming home in the morning. We miss him. Thanks Katy for watching Lucy for us tonight!! I don't know what I would have done without such awesome friends to help us out. Justin's mom has decided to come in town and will be here tonight. I will be able to stay with Justin at the hospital until he gets released tomorrow, so that is nice. I hope he can get a little rest tonight.

Thanks again for all of the prayers, emails, and comments. We truly appreciate it. Tomorrow is Lucy's birthday. We will be celebrating in a very low key way!!

These are a few pics from the hospital today. She was a little scared of all of the equipment at first, but she opened right up.

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20 comments:

Chandra said...

So glad to hear the surgery went well! Keep us updated on how he is doing, I hope his recovery is quick.

Kate said...

So glad to hear that everything will be fine. What an awesome Daddy to endure so much for his baby girl's party! Ughh...I can't even imagine how he must of felt.

Praying for a speedy recovery!

Michelle said...

Glad that everything went smooth with the surgery. Praying with your family for a speedy recovery and some pain management!

Mom said...

You are all in my thoughts and prayers. I am so pleased that the surgery went well. Get well and come home soon, Justin. Wish I was there to help. Everyone here in Kansas sends good thoughts and prayers your way! Much love, Mom

And Lucy Goose--happy birthday (for real) tomorrow!
LeeLee

Laurie said...

Get well Justin. You are a trooper for sure! Tell those stingy docs to keep the perc0cet flowing!

stacy said...

Glad he is doing well (just caught up to your updates on the previous post too). Good grief, you wouldn't think appendicitis would be so mysterious to diagnose! And of course Lucy looks adorable even when sitting at the hospital worrying about her daddy. Hope he's back home and back up to speed soon!

KelleyO said...

I am so glad Justin is okay. What a great Daddy! You must have been so scared. Big hugs to you all!

Nicki said...

yep he def. qualifies for the best dad title for sure!!! Sucks he didn't get to come home today - tomorrow will be a double-celebration, then! hope the pain goes soon and the healing begins.

those pics are terrific - I love the one of justin and lucy!!! great light in that window, too!! I'm cracking up but so proud that you thought to take your camera! ha!

Kerry said...

so glad he's recovering- thank goodness it was caught!! what a trooper.

~K said...

So glad Justin is going to be okay--I hope they can get his pain under control soon and he is back to feeling great again. What dedication to be in such pain and to still make his little sweetie's party special. Good daddy, for sure!
My thoughts are with you all of you.

LaLa said...

So glad everything went well. Yeah, daddies will really do anything to make their girls happy : )

Glad you have a support system to help you out. Hoping his recovery goes well and he is home soon!

Love the pic in the window...sweet!

KrisJ said...

Geeze Justin you sure know how to take it like a man huh! OUCH!! I love a daddy's love they just keep on truckin even in the pain. Hope all goes well today and he makes it home. Love the photo of Lucy looking out the window with the reflextion soo sweet!

Anonymous said...

Ok, not a funny situation but I'm laughing that you brought your big a$$ camera to the hospital! Didn't pull your little point and shoot out - those are from the big camera. It's official, you are ADDICTED!!!

Very glad that he's doing better and will pray that he gets to go home today and they get the pain under control. Stay on the nurses to try a different type of medication if what they are giving him doesn't work. You're his advocate! All the m0rphine type drugs didn't ever touch Stephen's pain so with each surgery we had to make sure they knew he needed a different type of pain med since that is often their go-to one. Different stuff works for different people.

Thinking about your family! Wish we were going to see you this weekend. Happy Birthday Lucy!!!!

Catherine said...

I am so glad to hear that the doctors found out what it was and did the surgery right away. I hope he starts feeling better soon :)

Chelle said...

Hope you're feeling better soon, Justin!

lee said...

justin, sending you wishes for a speedy recovery.

xoxo
jon lee and zoe

Christina said...

Justin definitely gets big props for hanging on through the party and everything. Glad the surgery went well and I hope the recovery goes well too.

Kelli said...

So happy to hear everything went well!

rachel said...

So glad Justin is doing well. Such a scary time. I had a similar appendicitis attack several years ago when I was sick for 6 days with no answers, so he has my total sympathy! Hope recovery is going well.

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