My Dad's Surgery

If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram you know that my Dad recently underwent pretty extensive surgery on his colon. In short, he had a severe infection called diverticulitis that was causing him a lot of pain. The infected area/growth was about the size of his fist and had attached to his bladder. The growth was so large that is was near the point of rupture and required emergency surgery. The surgery was 4 hours long and my Dad will spend his first week of recovery in the hospital.

We are so thankful that the surgery was successful and really felt God's hand in it all. Thank you so much for those that prayed for my Dad and my family! The infected area was sent off to a pathologist to make sure that the infection was not caused by cancer, but my Dad's surgeon didn't seem to think that was anything to really worry about. Still, we would really appreciate your prayers that those tests come back negative.

Gunner has been great with all of the time at the hospital. He's very interested in all of the beeping medical equipment and there is no shortage of family to entertain him.

This entire situation has really opened up my eyes to the fragility of life. I know that sounds cliche, but it's true. It's crazy to think that if my Dad hadn't gone into the hospital that the growth could have ruptured and caused even bigger problems. Or even more, to think about all that can go wrong when you're under general anesthesia for that long. The Lord truly blessed my family in all of this and I am so grateful.

All of this was just a reminder to never take for granted what we are given, or really who we are given. It's a lesson I constantly need to be reminded of.

I hope you all have a fabulous weekend. We'll be doing a lot of cuddling and movie watching as I'm still feeling a bit under the weather. Hoping I'll feel better by (my FIRST!) Mother's Day!