My dad had a triple bypass and a main valve replacement today. He lives in England and I am far away. My mum does not think I should go right now as he is in the hospital for 7 days and she said it wouldn't be worthwhile. My parents were supposed to come to Florida for 3 weeks in March, but obviously cannot now.
I so wish they could. I know Maddy would help him recover.
It's very hard when you are not near by. My sister is 1/4 mile away from them and does so much.
I am planning on sending lots of cards and calling a lot. He is in the beginning stages of Alzheimers also, so he does not always remember that I called.
My daughter who is 25 called him on Friday and said good luck on Monday. He said "what's happening on Monday?".
You have to see the humor, but it's sad too.