Monday, April 16, 2012

All is well

First and foremost, by all accounts Mr. Goat's surgery has gone very well.  It was routine with no complications so far.  He's been up for a walk once this evening and has been resting a lot.  Now he is enjoying ice chips and the Twins game.  Glad we are beating the Yankees.

It has been a tiring day.  I feel torn between wanting to see Little Goat and not wanting to leave Mr. Goat's side.  Luckily I know that Little Goat is in wonderful grandparental hands, even if I still feel like a bit of a delinquent for having E with others rightnow.  I had a little private meltdown this afternoon realizing that the next few weeks are going to be HARD on me.  Right now I'm torn between physical and emotional desires.  My emotions want me to be here with Mr. Goat, but my body is starting to protest its long stressful day.  I won't leave just yet.  Mr Goat's blood pressure has been fairly low - likely due to some dehydration - and I'd like to see the IV help raise it a bit before I go.

But we'll see.  I do need to care for myself too. 

I want to thank you all for your thoughts and prayers today.  I could feel them as I waited during Mr. Goat's surgery.  It is a powerful thing to be aware of so many people loving and caring for your family.  We are blessed.


Jeni & Andy said...

Wonderful to know that all is well and he is on to recovery now. Good luck and you are right, you need to take care of yourself too!

Dora said...

I've only been reading your blog for a few weeks, but I wanted to remind you of something that I'm sure you know and that is you must take care of yourself in order to take care of your family. (I learned this the hard way several years ago while taking care of my husband after an emergency appendectomy).

Get your rest (I know it's hard when you are worried about someone you love), and eat right (and by that I mean eat right for you - only you know what that looks like). You'll feel much better and be able to take care of those you love all the better as well.

I know we are strangers, but I'll be praying for your entire family during this stressful time.