State of the dad-in-law, part 2

Got a call from my mom-in-law. fosteronfilm‘s dad is back in the hospital. Seems he got an infection after the angiogram with a fever (clocking in at 104!) and chills. They appear to have him stable now on IV meds and a breathing mask, but he remains in the ICU. He’s conscious and alert, at least. My mom-in-law is at home now, and she’s suffering from some sort of respiratory illness too–no doubt brought on by all the stress. My brother-in-law was with Dad-in-law in the hospital, keeping tabs on status and treatment.

I knew they should have kept him in-hospital for longer after his angiogram! I’m absolutely livid they didn’t. He’s a >70-year-old man with a compromised immune system, suffering from a wealth of chronic ailments. It doesn’t require a genius to see that there’s a huge risk of post-surgery infection and complication.

I’m very worried but trying to stay optimistic. He’s a stubborn cuss. He’s going to pull through this.

   


Writing Stuff

Got a lovely email from Gerald W. Page praising my story, “The Son that Pain Made,” in Aberrant Dreams. I was delighted to be sharing a ToC with him in the first place, and to actually get a “you did good” email from him made me downright giddy. He said: “Ted Sturgeon would have loved it. (Actually, Ted would be jealous; he would have killed for that idea.)”

Squee! I’m greatly looking forward to meeting him at the signing next month.

Received:
- 156-day “liked it, but . . .” from TOTU.

I opened that baby up to give it a look over it, and y’know, I’m thinking it might be a good fit with dsnight‘s Heroes in Training antho. It could benefit from a fairly intensive overhaul and tighten, but I quite like it and it fits nicely with the antho’s theme. Guess that means I’m backburnering “The Better To . . .” again.

Editing/New Words: Two passes on “Tried as An Adult.” Actually taking this one to hardcopy to work on.

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20 Responses to State of the dad-in-law, part 2

  1. nmsunbear says:

    Oh, no. I hope he pulls through okay.

    Let us know.

  2. nmsunbear says:

    Oh, no. I hope he pulls through okay.

    Let us know.

  3. basletum says:

    Sending prayers his way. I know how you feel. I’m going through much the same crap over my mom.

  4. basletum says:

    Sending prayers his way. I know how you feel. I’m going through much the same crap over my mom.

  5. Good wishes for a speedy recovery for your father-in-law!!!

  6. Good wishes for a speedy recovery for your father-in-law!!!

  7. keesa_renee says:

    :hugs: He’ll be fine, you know he will. He doesn’t sound to me like the type to just roll over and die!

    I’ll be praying for him. :hugs again for good measure:

  8. keesa_renee says:

    :hugs: He’ll be fine, you know he will. He doesn’t sound to me like the type to just roll over and die!

    I’ll be praying for him. :hugs again for good measure:

  9. jim0052 says:

    Sorry to hear this. Hope your dad-in-law gets well soon.

  10. jim0052 says:

    Sorry to hear this. Hope your dad-in-law gets well soon.

  11. sruna says:

    Keeping you and all your family in our thoughts and prayers! *hugs*

  12. sruna says:

    Keeping you and all your family in our thoughts and prayers! *hugs*

  13. Sending good thoughts for your dad-in-law, Eugie.

  14. Sending good thoughts for your dad-in-law, Eugie.

  15. Anonymous says:

    Sending prayers and good thoughts to your FIL and family.

    Scary.

    Pat K.

  16. Anonymous says:

    Sending prayers and good thoughts to your FIL and family.

    Scary.

    Pat K.

  17. elvesforeyes says:

    I hope everything goes well and he pulls through.

  18. elvesforeyes says:

    I hope everything goes well and he pulls through.

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