I participated in the A-Z blogging challenge during April, which involved writing a post a day, starting with the letter A on April 1 and ending with the letter Z on April 30. The A-Z challenge is a frenzied, intense brain workout.
Two weeks in, my dad had some stroke symptoms and was hospitalized. He did not have a stroke, but it was discovered he did have a brain bleed and would need brain surgery . B is for brain surgery. Oh. My. Word.
Dad, who would be 90 on May 8, came through the surgery very well. Three days later, he had a slump, and we thought he'd had a stroke. S is for stroke. Holy Moly.
However....he rallied with no intervention and began rehab. R is for rehab.
After only twenty-four hours in rehab, he had more stroke symptoms.
Back to the hospital. H is for hospital.
Then, he developed a bladder problem and contracted MRSA. M is for Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. I see why they call it MRSA.
He is a trooper, my dad - part of that greatest generation - and he stabilized enough to send him back to rehab May 3 (my forgetful posting day. F is for forgetful.) Hopefully, he will keep moving forward.
We had a big birthday party for him on the 8th.
We had his favorite foods - honey-baked ham and cherry cobbler. C is for cherry cobbler. I'm stuck on this letter thing, as you can see.
I hope May brings less attention to the alphabet and no hospital visits. I pray May brings strawberries and cool breezes and better days for Dad. D is for Dad.
I've got to get off this train.