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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Checking on Great Grandpa

Last week my Dad had another procedure done on his heart. He had a defibrillator implanted last year to control an occasional irregular heart beat.  He had done well until a few months ago when he was shocked 3 times in one day.  The Doctor went in and removed the area that stimulates the heart beat, so it's now controlled by the pacemaker/defibrillator.  It was a long day at the hospital, but he was able to go home that night and is doing well.
He's on a lot of meds, so I go and set them up for him. It can be overwhelming when you take a lot, several times a day and this way he just has to open the pill box and take them.
I had Alaina with me, so she came along.  She said we have to "check on Grandpa".  Grandpa was very happy to see her and took her outside to pick some flowers to bring to her mom.











Aren't they cute together?

20 comments:

Betsy Brock said...

Those are really sweet photos! Glad he's doing well, too. I bet having Alaina along really helped brighten his day!

Terri D. said...

They are definitely cute together! Great photos!

Jean Stauffer said...

Such PRECIOUS pictures!!! Bless you for taking care of your dear dad like that.

Sola Scriptura said...

How very sweet!

Terri said...

those are precious pictures. I love them!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

My heart melts!!!

For many reasons today...your helping him out with meds, that he had to have another heart procedure...and Alaina!!!

Laura said...

So cute!! That just makes my heart melt! She just has him wrapped around her finger too. :)

linda said...

I bet visiting with Alaina was good medicine for your Dad.

Cheri said...

Oh my goodness- those actually made me a little teary. What precious keepsakes!!

Simply Linda said...

Aww..how adorable. Keeping you all in prayer. Blessings

Ceil said...

Hi Mari! I'm so sorry that your Dad had to have another procedure. But it does make me happy that there are things medicine can do to improve health. How fortunate he is to have you! You have the medical background and level of comfort with medications that he needs. Bless you!

Those photos remind me of my granddaughter. She's two years old, and picked my last two flowers from my bulb bed when she was in last week. Oh well. It made her happy! Looks like Alaina and your Dad are happy too :)
Blessings,
Ceil

Cherdecor said...

Those are sweet pictures! I am so happy that they were able to correct his heart issues and that he is now stabilized. Having Alaina along was a shot in the arm for him that gave him energy and a very good day.

Jenny said...

And AGAIN you bring tears to my eyes. That last picture should be enlarged, framed, and hung on the wall in your house and his house and Laura's house and why don't we just hang one in my house. xoxo and many fervent prayers for your dad's continued health.

Connie said...

Sorry to hear about your Dads heart problems. It is so wonderful what can be done today to help. I'm guessing Alaina's visit was probably as important as all the pills he has to take. The Bible says we have to become as little children - those photos are such a reminder of that. Total love and trust in great-grandpa as we should have in our Saviour. (Sorry, I'm done preaching.)

Blackberry Lane said...

Adorable pictures. God bless your dad. I know you treasure these times with him and with Alaina.

We got moved today. Tired but very thankful!

The Happy Whisk said...

Very sweet photos. Here's to your dad getting healed up.

Jennifer said...

They are indeed cute together. I hope he is doing well and healing more all the time.

Brooke said...

what a sweet moment!!!

White Lace and Promises said...

Just precious! You will treasure these always. My sister had her children later than I did and mama and daddy said they were an unexpected blessing that God knew they would need in their late years. I have a photo of mama with my nephew sitting on a buckets with a tin can of corn feeding the ducks. This is priceless.

Kimberly Hoyt said...

Awwww! Too cute!