Thursday, March 3, 2011

I Was Not Informed

My sister-in-law, who is not supposed to associate with me, called our home today to tell us my father has been hospitalized with the flu and pneumonia.

She only knew because her husband emailed her - after being incognito for five weeks.

I called Dad at the hospital and talked to him awhile, then called the nurse's station and asked to have my name and phone number added to "the list" of family members to be notified of any changes in his condition, etc.

Two sisters, my three children and two teenage granddaughters are on "my list."

The first words out of Dad's lips when I called where: "I wondered if you would ever call me."

Frankly, certain people's well being is not threatened at this time because I'm 10-1/2 hours south of them. But, a day of reckoning will arrive and I pity their hind ends then.

BTW, he laid in bed for three days, coughing, refusing to eat or drink and none of them did a thing. It was an elderly neighbor friend who stopped by to play cribbage who brought him into ER.



Anonymous said...

Good thoughts from here for the speedy recovery of your dad.
Thank goodness for friends.....when you have family like that who needs enemies.
Take care . B.

Mayberry said...

Good God, how can people be so damned callous and self centered?!! I'm stopping now, before I unleash a string of explatives fit to make a sailor blush...

treesong said...

Mayberry, my beloved Sweetie has used his sailor mouth enough tonite to make snakes ask for rides on alligators.

My sister-in-law just emailed & told her husband she had called and emailed me concerning my Dad. I congratulated her on her bravery and asked her to forward the following paragraph to my brother.

We are all our father's children, and despite our feelings for one another,had he taken ill here I would have contacted each of you immediately. It's time you all stopped acting like kids on a playground. I thought a former Special Forces sniper who now trains foreign armies and hires himself out as an assassin would have more balls than what you've exhibited.

Bustednuckles said...

Honey, I marvel at the fact you haven't gone Postal on a few characters.
Good thoughts for your' Dad and (ahem),

I am researching just exactly what the criteria is to receive the Ornery Bastard with Oak leaf Clusters Award and as far as I can tell, he complies in every aspect.

Tell him I said Hi.

God bless ya sweetie, remember some dude named Jobe.

BTW, I ain't overly religious but you are in my prayers.



Keep up the good work.

SciFiChick said...

I am flabbergasted and at a loss for words. Yeah, I'm that mad. I don't know how you do it, I really don't. Be careful, I don't want to read about you in the news. This is an outrage and ... and ...