Hello Dear Friends! See this handsome fella here...
This is my StepDad John. He is really a wonderful man with a huge heart & a fantastic sense of humor! He may be my 'stepdad'... but he is every bit a Dad to me. He and my Mom married when I was seven. He has loved me and cared for me like I was one of his 'real' kids. I love him dearly!
John has given us quite a scare this past week. Last Tuesday he was admitted to the hospital after suffering with the hiccups for close to a month. Turns out, he has an abdominal aorta aneurism. The doctors have been testing him from head to toe. Yesterday they took him into the operation room to look more closely at his heart. They found some of his arteries blocked... and were able to repair some, but not all. The aneurism is still a great concern. After he heals some from the surgery done yesterday, they hope to be able to add a graph to repair it. However, that won't be for 2-4 weeks. My Mom is telling me they may send him home to recover... and wait for the graph, but she doesn't know for sure.
My folks just retired last week. They had a dog grooming business in Topeka for close to 30 years. They sold the building and the business the Friday before he was admitted to the hospital.
John's birthday is tomorrow. He will be 72. He has been talking to me a lot lately about searching for gold. He watches a reality show on TV about gold mining. He and I were looking up metal detectors online just a few weeks ago. He wants to go on a gold hunt. He has to get healthy again so he can go lookin'!
I would greatly appreciate your thoughts and prayers for him... and for my Mom. They have both been very strong dealing with this... but it has been hard. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart.
Wishing you warm smiles...