Thursday, May 10, 2007

The Man In The Green Night Gown Comes Home

Dad is finally home after spending four days in the hospital.
I think that it is about time that I posted some pictures of his stay.
This first picture is taken in the ER, where Betty and I had brought him Monday morning.
After finding out that he had not had a heart attack, he wanted to sit and have a cup of tea.
"Terry, have you got your camera?"
"Ha!! Dad you know that I NEVER leave home without it!"
"Well, take a picture of your dear old dad in the hospital."

Dad and his oldest daughter, Betty.

It was lunch time and Betty had gone to the cafeteria to get Dad a bowl of soup.

The Canadian blogger with her dear old Dad..My just look at the frown on his face!

Might of had something to do with the news that he was going to be admitted!

Day two..Three generations. Grampa with his fifth child, Sandra and her son Darrell.

They had come down from Toronto to see him.
Grampa Golden and his favorite grandchild.

All 26 grandchildren are his favorite.
Day three...Sandra and I keeping guard on dear old Dad, who was wanting to escape in the worst way!
Day four.. When Sandra and I arrived to see my dad, he was up and dressed and ready to go!

The nurse told us, "He has been dressed since 7am!"

Well after a long four hours, the papers were finally all filled out and it was time for Dad to go home.

I must say that this was four of the longest hours that my sister and I had spent in a long time!

We had to convince Dad several times that it would be a wrong thing to sign himself out, because the doctor would be giving him the medication that he would have to take home with him.

"Dad, you want to get better. You don't want to end back in here again!"

"No I DON'T!!!"


Saija said...

YAY!!! he got sprung! :o)

The Good Reporters said...

Glad to hear your dad is back home. We've been praying for him.

Jammie J. said...

Well, I must say he looks mighty dapper in that green gown of his. :) Glad he's home.

susanwalkergirl said...

Hurrah! He's home...wonderful news! That frown is something fierce. I do hope...that he has a smile now that he is home. He looks much better in the gown than I would!

Blessings dear one...Susan

Pilot Mom said...

What good news! I know you, as well as your dad, are glad he is back home.

I'm continuing to pray for his salvation. Hopefully, the Lord has/is using this experience with him. :)

jel said...

Glad your dad ,got to come home!

Pat said...

I'm just happy you didn't post any pictures of him in his gown taken from the back! :)
Glad he's home and life goes on. You have such a sweet looking and LARGE family! You are blessed!!

dRaGoNfLy WiNgS said...

Good to hear your Dad's well enough to go home. Have a blessed weekend!


Felisol said...

Dear Terry,
I'm so happy your father are home, safe and soon sound. He got a special chance. I cannnot see how he will not take it.
He's looking a bit scared on the first pictures, but then with his grandson, pulling himself together, posing with streghth and pride.
They say every picture tells a story, these tell volumes.
be sure he'll remain on my prayer list.
Hope you are able to get some rest, midst in the storm.
You're sailing with Jesus on board,he'll calm the waters now and then.
Lone from Fel
PS. Husnand Gunnars and daughter Serina usually are the photoraphers. They've used a mammut version of the first of the Cannon digtal cameras.
Now I've got my own cellphone cam. with Carl Zeiss optic. That's handy and works for me.

Anonymous said...

Dear Mrs. Terry S. (I just broke my arm patting myself on the back because I read a comment you left on another blog and found your last name...I just don't know if you don't want your readers to know it, so I won't write it in full!)

Praise the Lord! I am so glad to hear that your dad is home! I have been praying for him quite frequently, and will continue to pray that he will come to know the Lord as His Saviour.

Thank you for mentioning me in your comment on the Pilgrim's blog as a nice jr. partner in a Christian bookstore --that was very thoughtful of you. I would be honored, except that you guys are so FAR from where I live. I just looked you up on the map last week, because the geography-lover that I am was puzzled over where Welland is. Right next to Buffalo...I've never been very farther into ON than Thousand Isles, and have passed near Buffalo on the NY side. I enjoy Ottawa-- it is my favorite Candadian city outside of Montreal (oh, that is in QC, not Canada ;-))
That's my little sister, btw, that likes the Sabres a wee bit. She says she'll tell you why on your comments one day!

Praying for your family,
Hebrews 11:1
Go, SENS, Go!

Terry said...

Hey Hebrews 11:1...I was just waiting for you to write!

First of all I would like to thank you very much for your wanting to send me those tulips.
That kindness and another comment by my friend, Pat took me right out of a bad "feeling sorry for myself" mood!!

Anyways, what I want to tell you is that I discovered a very good blog on Glenys's blog[Musings of a Christian Wife].
It is such a good site and one that is right after your own heart!
I haven't got it on my list of favorites.
I want to ask them first but all you have to do is click on "the good reporters "in this comment section and you will sure discover one fantastic, godly site!!
But when you do, Hebrews 11:1, don't forget about all your other blogging friends, eh?
We always enjoy your comments! From Mrs Terry S..[you smarty pants you!]

I guess I should be cheering for the Sabres too because one of the guys is a Welland boy but what is a person to do when one of the Ottawa Senators is a "Fish" boy??
You tell me!!
Don't want to upset the Boss!!

Anonymous said...

Dear Mrs. S.,
I just finished up my work for now, so I've got a few minutes to write, besides answering you on the Pilgrim's comments page, and turning it into a "ask Terry" forum :-)
I really have not time for blogs, they are so addictive, but I checked out that one you recommended anyway. I didn't have much time, but it looked cool, and I'll be back. Better than the one I went to from Pilgrim's that pretty much slammed the same way my parents raised me, even if the author didn't realize that...I was so mad I couldn't even comment there.
You are blessed to live so close to Buffalo, you can listen to WGR...I have to go online to lsiten to the lastest song they made up making fun of their next opponent. And yes, I think "Three More Cheers for Ottawa" is funny, and I sing it for my sister to tease her sometimes. But she is such a good sport, as long as I stay away from her goalie stick. As for which team to go for, i always go for the outspoken Christian...last year it was the 'Canes, this year the Sens.
If you ever think of us, please pray that we'll have wisdom in our little ministry here, because we need to make the decision to do a "project" or not, and who to do it for, as we only have the resources for one more this season. Sorry, I can't be more specific, but it is because of this tiny ministry we have that I stay anonymous.

Anonymous said...

I just checked out the good reporters' blog,and IT IS EXCELLENT! Thank you for the recommendation.
Enjoy the game tonight. I haven't tuned in yet, but we (my sister and I) are predicting a Sabres win.

Jessica said...

It's been a while since I stopped by. I'm so glad to hear that he got to come home! I'm sure he's glad too! Cute pictures of him in his hospital gown. He looks so cheerful, even when he's having to wear one of those old things. What a sweet daddy!