Tuesday, September 25, 2012

~*My GREAT StepDaddy!*~

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...

Betty

27 comments:

  1. He is in my prayers and thoughts ..
    Love cucki xxx

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  2. He is in my thoughts, and your mum, too.

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  3. Keeping him close in prayer and thoughts...your Mom, too. Hope all will be well soon.

    Susannah

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  4. My prayers are still coming for a full recovery and many years of joy for him and your family.

    Debbie

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  5. They both are in my prayers, gold mining sounds like fun!

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  6. Betty...I'm so glad that John is getting some good care...you'll all be in my prayers...he sounds like a wonderful guy! Happy Birthday to him too...

    My Mom has had a AAA stent graft for a few years and that is one of the surgeries I am part of at work...minimally invasive and usually a pretty short recovery...though the surgery itself can take hours...

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  7. Keeping your dear step-dad and your mother in my thoughts. Sending positive, healing thoughts to you all.
    Gold mining... what fun!

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  8. I certainly will keep your parents close at heart. Health issues are always so scary, but be glad we are living in the 21st century! There are a lot of things that can be done to help the ones we love. (((hugs)))

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  9. So sorry to hear about your step-dad John. Sounds like he the doc's figured it out in time. I have been in on may a triple A procedures at my job. It is amazing what the vascular surgeons can do now with triple A's. My prayers are with you all.

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  10. Betty,
    Your mom and step-dad are certainly in my prayers for a speedy recovery and healing. They can do so much now in that field. Wish him a happy birthday too, from a hooker!!! Keep us posted on his progress.

    hug to you
    cyndi

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  11. Many prayers and hugs coming your way. May he have a speedy recovery so you can go on that gold hunt.
    Lauren

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  12. Sending out a prayer for your stepdad. Heart surgery has come a long way since my dad first had his in the early 80's. Take care, Janice

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  13. Thank goodness they found the problems and I hope all goes well for a full recovery.

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  14. I'll be praying for your family!

    Lots of love!
    Heather

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  15. My prayers are with you and your family. I know about stepdads..I had one that was the best ever!!Raised me and my brothers like we were his own. Loved him dearly!! I know he will be out looking for gold soon.

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  16. Betty my thoughts are you all. I send your Dad many happy wishes may he mend quickly.

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  17. At times like this I always turn to a part of the Lord's Prayer - "Thy will be done" - and know that putting our loved ones in His hands puts them in the best possible place. Praying for strength and healing for your family.

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  18. Prayers your way, the timing of things sometimes just makes you shake your head.... ~Kriss~

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