Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Medical emergency

This morning while bringing in the newspaper K's dad somehow fell and broke his hip. The paramedics took him to the local satellite hospital where they x-rayed him and eased his pain, but at his request transferred him to the big downtown Foat Wuth hospital. He is resting comfortably tonight, but isn't scheduled for surgery until tomorrow. While he isn't a young man...he's 76...he's in otherwise good health, and his prognosis is good.

K called me this morning at work obviously upset/concerned and asked if I could take off and be with her and her mom. Of course I did, and chauffeured them to the downtown hospital. The orthopedic floor he is on specializes in hip and knee replacement/repair, and the docs are very well thought of. Everyone is relieved he is in such highly capable hands.

If you would, please, say a prayer for his surgery to be successful and his recovery quick.




  1. Sorry to hear that. He and all the family are in my prayers.

  2. Seventy-six sounds pretty darn young, somehow.

    Best of luck.

  3. If you would, please, say a prayer for his surgery to be successful and his recovery...

    Prayers and assorted good vibes on the way. Best wishes for a full recovery.

  4. Will keep him in my thoughts brother. I am sorry about the hip. I'm very concerned about the falling...

    Sending you all the best, most positive Ju-Ju I can muster.


  5. Update: Surgery will be today at 2 pm. He has spent the last 24 hours or so cruising nicely on a morphine pump - everytime I call he sounds great - very positive and at ease. Please more prayers :)