Saturday, December 20, 2014

Heavy Heart....

Hello sweet friends...

Such a heavy, heavy heart today


Andy and I arrived in Edmonton last night, and enjoyed spending some time with my folks before heading to bed

At 5:00 am, my mom awoke us; my dad wasn't breathing...

Two ambulances, a fire truck, a trip to the hospital, where he is currently on life support.  

It's been a long, trying, hard day.


Right now, all we know is that his heart is severely damaged (from an event precipitated 5 years ago), but it's the extent of brain injury he's sustained, as a result of being without oxygen for a period of time, that is equally as concerning.

We've been at the hospital since 6am, and have come back to my mom's to catch our collective breaths. We'll return tomorrow, trusting that the doctors and the Good Lord will do what is right. 


Needless to say, I've not seen my niece and nephew, and  under the circumstances, that's fine. Lots of hugs, lots of tears shared with my sister and her husband, my brother and sister-in-law, my Andy and, of course, my mom. I'm calling out all stops to be as strong for my family as I can during this trying time.

That's all...I'm tired and so deeply sad.  I'll aim to leave comments when I can....

Hugs and love to all of you...hugs and love!





45 comments:

Darnell J Knauss said...

You have prayers being said, Carol. And cyber hugs being sent your way to give you the strength you need. Lots of bloggie love! Darnell

Hannelie said...

Thinking of you Carol ♥

Sian Ridley said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your sad news. My thoughts are with you all and I know that the hospital staff will do all they can for your Father :)

If you need anything, you know where we are :)

Sazzle Dazzle said...

So so sorry to hear your sad news Carol.
Thinking of you and your family and hoping you have some better news very soon. Xx

Betty Keefe said...

i will remember you and your family and especially your dad in my prayers - take care.

Sue - said...

Thinking of you at this difficult time for you and your family.

Jeanne said...

I'm so sorry to hear this sad, sad, news. I will think positive thoughts that you all will find some measure of peace during this extremely difficult time. Hugs to you.

Dana said...

So sorry to here your new, I'm thinking of you and sending hugs over the miles!

Carole said...

Thinking of you all at a very difficult time and praying that things will improve for you. Keep heart. Lots of love and hugs xx

icardeveryone01 said...

Oh I do hope all of our prayers are answered, Carol... you've got mine added too!! and tons of love and hugs...
=[ Michele

~amy~ said...

♡♡♡

Susanne Vargas said...

I am so very sorry to hear about your dad, Carol! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family to find strength for whatever comes!
Lots of hugs and love,
Susanne

KayM said...

Oh sweetie, I am so very sorry to hear this. Know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers at this time. Much love and hugs to you.

Irish Cherokee said...

To say I am sad at hearing this is an understatement. I understand the pain more than you know. My heart is heavy for you and your family. You and yours have been added to my nightly prayers. May the Lord be with you and your family.

Major Hugs and Blessing,
Jim

Janis said...

Prayers for peace and healing during this scary and difficult time. May you feel the presence of Christ with you. Hugs.
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com
HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

Patti said...

I'm so sorry to hear about this terrible tragedy. I am praying for you and your whole family.

Patti

Bonnie said...

Sending off prayers for you and your family! The Lord be with you.

Brenda said...

Carol, you don't worry about commenting. You are there for your family and they are there for you too. Your online "family" will be here for you, praying that you all have the strength to get through this nightmare you all have been face with. Please know that the Lord is with you all and your daddy. I'm so sorry my friend that you are going through this. Lots of big hugs for you Carol, Brenda

Marisa said...

Oh Carol ((HUGS))!! My prayers will be with you and your family during this difficult time. May the peace of God that surpasses all understanding guard your heart and mind in Christ Jesus!

Loll Thompson said...

I'm so sorry Carol. Sending hugs to you and your family and praying for your dad. Stay strong, lean on friends. Take care friend. Loll xx

Kim S said...

Prayers, prayers and more prayers - I will continue to lift up your entire family.

Becca Cruger said...

Thinking of you and sending you thoughts of warmth and strength during this difficult time.

Michelle said...

I am sending prayers your way! This is such sad news...much love and comfort to you and your family.

Handmade Cards by Archana said...

My prayers will be with you and your family. Thanks for leaving wonderful words on my blog.
Hugs
Archana

Kylie said...

Oh my goodness, Carol! I stopped by to catch up with your news and my heart breaks for your family. Sending you all the very best of wishes to you and your family! xxx

Anita in France said...

Still sending prayers for you all, Carol ... warm and comforting hugs, Anita

Michelle Lupton said...

So sorry to hear your news - wishing your dad a full recovery, and hoping that you find comfort with your family and friends.

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie so sorry to read your post ((((((((((BIG HUGS)))))))))) I have not blogged for a while or been to see anyone, we have just lost our young niece who died from getting a peanut stuck in her throat, she has a little boy just turned 1 year old who will never know his mum, it has been such a sad time for all the family, it is never a good time but this time of year makes your heart ache a little more, I so feel for you sweetie, you have my email if you need a chat, rant, cry, please know you will be in my thoughts, and I shall light an extra candle tonight for you all, love and missive hugs Pops x x x x

Greta said...

My heart is with you, as you know, my dear friend.

Chriss Blagrave said...

Sending courage, hugs and prayers.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Just checking back in to see if there is an update, Carol. Know that you all remain in my thoughts and prayers. Lots of hugs, Darnell

Cindy Lovell said...

Carol,i don't know what to say!! I am so unbelievable sorry!! I am sending you and your family all the strength that is needed and many...many prayers!! I am so sorry!! I'll be thinking of you and wish you just the best!! Thank you so very much,that you still took the time in these hard times to leave a comment on my blog!! Sending you much love across the ocean!!

Monika Reeck said...

I pray for you Carol
and I am sorry to read your post...
I pray you and your family will be strong and will always remember you in my prayer...
If you need friend to chat ...you have my mail ...just reply this comment then I can answer you Carol
wish I am near your home or country I want to hug you and you can cry on my shoulder.
Even you are sad you leave me some words oh dear.you dont need too...I understand 100 procent my dear
Sending you hugs from far away...
Hugs
Monika

Angela said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your father's illness and I wish you and your family peace and my prayers.

Marlena M. said...

I'm so sorry hon~words cannot convey enough right now. I'm so sorry this is happening...I pray that the Lord bring you comfort and strength. Please keep us posted. much love...marlena

icardeveryone01 said...

Just checking in, c... keeping you all in my prayers.
=[ Michele

Bobby said...

So sorry to hear about your Dad, Carol. The card I usually send in situations like this says "No matter what you're going through, God is watching over you." My prayers are with you and your family for peace, comfort and strength.

Kelly Griglione said...

Oh no, I am so saddened to hear of your Dad's condition!! I sincerely hope you are still able to be strong for your family, but hopefully you take care of yourself too. Big hugs and prayers!!

Kelly Griglione said...

Carol, I'm not able to reply to your last email, but I wanted to say how very sorry I am at the loss of your father. There is never a good time, but I'm sure the holidays make it so much more emotional (now and in future years). What an accomplishment to have 56 years of marriage. I wish you lots of strength and love as you go through this with your family.

Michele Gross said...

Oh Carol, I am soooo deeply sorry for your loss of your dad. Sending prayers for strength and comfort and peace, and hugs because I would hug you for reals if I could.

Sian Ridley said...

Like the others darling, I just stopped by for an update and to ensure that you're doing ok? I can't believe at a time like this you still managed to stop by my blog and leave your usual, cheery, heart warming comments - you are wonderful!

I had a look on your blog page but I can't see an email address for you, I wanted to drop you a line mine is sianridley@gmail.com - if you get a minute :)

I hope everything is going well with your Dad and that your parents' anniversary was celebrated this year and will be for many years to come!

Sending you and your family much love and support :) xxx

Melly Moo said...

My thoughts are with you, Rebecca x

Vicki Dutcher said...

Oh what awful news! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family right now!!

Barb Ghig said...

Please forgive me for my late post...I was sure that I had left some love and prayers for you here, but I think I may not have clicked on 'publish'! I hope you know that I have kept you and your family in my thoughts and prayers, and that I am here for you, should you need anything ~ Big hugs!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

I am so sorry about this! I know I am behind but hoping to read your recent posts and hear things are better. Meanwhile, I can't imagine how this must have felt or maybe still feels. Sending you all the strength and good vibes I can. Hugs to you and your family!