And Then Chaos Ensued…

During my travels to Chicago this week…my perfectly healthy Dad got hospitalized with possible kidney failure. I found out he was sick when his doctor tried to reach me as his emergency contact because his blood work was awful. “He needs to be in the hospital now. And I can’t get hold of him.”

Oh, and that call came as I was boarding my plane. Not an ideal time to get a call saying your Dad needs immediate medical attention, yet no one can find him.

My Mom ended up going to his house for us (he was asleep because he was feeling so awful) and got him to the hospital. Turns out there are all sorts of other symptoms as well and they’ve decided to biopsy his kidney this morning to try to figure out what is going on. My brother is already there from Tucson and I’ll be heading up tonight. Let’s just say I’m a wee bit frazzled right now. He would hate me writing about this on my site because he doesn’t like to cause a fuss. But – that’s what he gets for being hospitalized so he has to just DEAL WITH IT. If he’s going to go get sick on me, then I’m going to blog about it, DAMMIT. BAH!

My trip to Chicago was awesome and I do have a lot I want to talk about it, but I want to wait when I’m in more of a happy mood because it feels kinda fake right now as I’m STRESSING THE HELL OUT.

Luckily, my husband somehow found out he has the magic hands and can put my son to bed in his crib and he sleeps through the night. He did it while I was gone and I hated him for it. BUT – he did it again last night? And it worked! My son slept through the night last night. PRAISE ALL OF THE GODS IN ALL OF THE LANDS.

So…in the meantime…here is a funny video of my daughter talking about polar bears while coloring ON MY TABLE.

23 thoughts on “And Then Chaos Ensued…”

  1. Sorry about your Dad Kim – let me know if you need anything while in town – hand holding…listening ear… or a jack and coke. I’ll send all positive thoughts his way!

  2. So sorry to hear about your dad. I’m not sure what I can do, being a stranger and all, but I’ll certainly send heathen prayers/good thoughts/mojo/juju/virtual Krispy Kremes to all involved.

  3. I’m so sorry to hear about your father! I’ll be thinking about your family. Please keep us updated, if you have time.

    On a happier note – I just found your blog last night and I love it!

  4. I’m so sorry to hear your dad is sick. ๐Ÿ™ Will be sending up prayers for him if thats okay?

    On a better note – I’m glad than Mr Zoot has magic hands!

  5. I am sorry to hear about your dad. I hope the biopsy goes well and provides answers. It isn’t fun when dad’s are in the hospital is it? Beyond stressful. Lots of prayers coming your way!!

    cute video! What a silly girl!

  6. I hope your dad gets some good news. Nov. 2004 my sister-in-law was diagnosed with kidney failure. Ugh, not a fun thing to go through at all.

    Bye-bye Poo-Poo

  7. I’m so sorry about your father. Positive, healing vibes heading his way.

    NikkiZ is adorable.

  8. My mom’s been dealing with chronic kidney disease since ’03, she starts permanent dialysis & transplant-listing in a months. Kidney stuff is stressful, I’m so sorry to hear about it ๐Ÿ™ The GOOD thing is if they caught it early, depending on what caused it, dialysis can reverse things and put you back at normal, and you’re good to go. And if it can’t be entirely reversed, well, not only are there a lot of treatments/diets/medications etc, its the only organ failure where they’ve figured out an artificial way to do it, and let you carry on with your life. His creatinine and GFR #’s should tell you where he is. Hugs hugs hugs!

  9. Hope all will be ok w/your Dad! Thoughts, prayers and happy vibes going your way ๐Ÿ˜‰

    NikkiZ is so cute! I wish we lived closer…I totally could see her and my Beans being playmates.

    ps – good job Mr.Z!

  10. I’m sorry to hear the news about your dad. I’ll be praying/crossing my fingers/beaming positive karma/good vibes your way and his. I’m glad your brother is there, and I hope you travel safely.

  11. Got your dad in my prayers.

    I also just barely heard N’s southern drawl in the very beginning of the video! Superb!

  12. Oh wow, I am sorry about your dad. I hope things are a bit better now!

    Your video had both my partner and I cracking up! especially when she spoke her own language.

    I also only really noticed your accent when you told her about drawing on the table. Its strange, Even though I know you live in the states, as I read your blog I imagine you speaking/writing with an Australian twang. Its a shock (as such) to hear a writers actual voice!

  13. I saw your tweets about your dad and have been thinking about him ever since. I hope he’s okay. Please keep us posted.

    And as for the kiddo STTN; that’s awesome! Don’t you feel like you’ve been completely reborn when you get the first full night’s sleep in months?

  14. Been following your tweets about this and I am so sorry. (Plus, lost wallet?! Come on.) Thinking of you and your family.

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