I am a firm believer that when it rains……it pours! Unfortunately my Dad was admitted to the hospital on Monday. He had been experiencing alot of confusion, numbness on one side of his body and just having a very hard time remembering things. They admitted him to the brain/stroke unit of Riverside Methodist Hospital here in Columbus, Ohio and ran lots of tests on him. After spending days and days at the hospital…..we finally got all of the results back today. His MRI, echocardiogram, cat scan and the other tests all came back normal. Praise be to God!! You don’t know how relieved I was to hear that news. We have been waiting on pins and needles and we are just so happy with the news!!
My Dad has always had problems with depression, but I never really knew the extent of it. After a couple days of sitting down with a psychiatrist as a family… I was able to see first hand the extent of my Dad’s depression. I learned things that I did not realize that my Dad went through as a child. I didn’t know the fears that my Dad experienced or the anxiety that he has when he has to leave his home. It was really sad to hear, but it was something that I needed to hear. I never knew how deep his depression was, but I am glad that I was able to be there for him and for my Mom. It really helps me to understand where he is coming from. I am thrilled that it wasn’t a stroke because as you all know….strokes are not treatable and you can’t get that area in your brain back. Depression as bad as it can be at times is treatable with meds and hopefully they will find the right cocktail of drugs for my Dad and I pray that he can start enjoying life again. I want him so desperately to enjoy going to the zoo with us, to enjoy family gatherings and to be able to enjoy the things that he loves to do. I pray with all my heart that God will have his hand in this and that my Dad will be back to his normal jovial self. I know that my Dad is a warm fuzzy bear, but right now this depression has hindered him from experiencing all of the great things in life and has also hindered him from enjoying his family. Please continue to keep my Dad in your prayers. As they wean him off certain meds and start him on others….. he will need all of the prayers that he can get. I love my Dad with all of my heart, but it is truly sad what depression can do to ones spirit…. I can honestly say that we were close at one point, I really enjoyed having a Dad that I could look up to, enjoy talking to and someone that would listen, but over the years……we have lost our way and I pray that we can find our way back to the times that we use to share. Thank you for all of the prayers!!
On a totally different note…. I have some new goodies that I would love to share with you. Mom and I went to our favorite prim shop (North Shore Primitives) last weekend and we made a few purchases. Wanna see some of my goodies that I bought for my home? I bought this new light to hang at the bottom of my steps. I love how prim it looks!
I also picked up these place mats for my farm table. I loved the colors and they do look primtastic on my table. Take a look ladies…..
Aren’t they fabulous?!? I just love them. I then found this lamp and well I simply fell in love with it so I had to order it. My Mom purchased this lamp from Sara’s Herbs & Everlastings. You can check out her blog if you click on her store name. She has some great things!
Isn’t the lamp just fabulous? I love it and it looks perfect next to my favorite chair in my family room. Thanks Mom!!!!
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