Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Where the %@#*&? are you?

This is the question I have been asked recently.... In a loving and caring way, of course.

Where do I begin? My summer started off great. My daughter got out of school, and we planned a trip to visit my mom, in Ohio. We live in Illinois. So, since my mom had some time off this summer she asked my daughter to stay and spend some time with her over the summer. OK great. So, we went to visit and my daughter stayed when I came home. We had a great visit, I came home and went back to work.

So, I figured once I got back i would get back to my videos.... I was wrong...

First, i had some extra stuff at work come up that took up my time, then my brother's girlfriend and there 4 year old and brand new baby boy, got into a car accident.... So, we were on pins and needles for a few days waiting to hear that everyone was OK, which they were...Thank God!

So, just as I start to get back on track I find out that my dad is in the hospital, he lives in Wisconsin.

It turns out that he has chirrhosis of the liver! He has been an alcoholic for many years but you still are never prepared for a thing like this.

Well, he was released from the hospital after just a few days. So, we all thought that as long as he didnt drink he would be ok at least for a few more years.

So, two days ago, I find out that he is back in the hospital. This time his feet and stomach are really swollen, he has some jaundice and he is having hallucinations. At first, the doctor thinks it is due to the alcohol withdrawal. Now, they think it is due to his liver failing.

So, I have really been going through a thing here. I am 6 hours away, and cant do anything to make him better even if I was there. I am planning a trip to go see him so unfortunately I probably wont be doing too much with my blog or youtube channel until I get back. I hope everyone understands and sticks around. I need your support more than ever right now.

My dad is only 54 years old, he is still a fairly young man and Im not ready to lose him yet. He isnt even coherent when I talk to him, I dont know if he knows who I am.

I could use any words of wisdom right now....



  1. You poor thing, that's a lot to go through. I don't have any words of wisdom but I'm hoping everything turns out o.k.

  2. hey! I hope everything goes ok - I'm with farmer kim - I don't really have any words of wisdom but I'll be hoping & praying for your dad & you.

    I've seen Jade a few times now & she seems to be having fun with your mom & my dad. Wish you could come out again. Maybe next time us girls can go "out" for some fun!

    Hope everything gets better.

  3. awww lady bug

    Im sooo sorry thats horrible news about your dad and your nephew and them. Im sure that things will be alright. Your alot stronger than you realize and Im praying that your dad gets better.

    Your not having a great summer this year hopefully as it continues it gets better, dont forget to take time for yourself. Youtube and everyone will be there when you get back. We do all miss you though.
    My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family if you need anyhing im always a comment away

    love ya

  4. I am so sorry. I just want you to know I will pray for your family. It is hard my Mom past when she was 49. In and out of the hospital all the time. So I know the pain of seeing your parent being helpless. It's not easy but hold your head up, smile and remember he is getting ALL THE RIGHT HELP. Ounce more I am so sorry and hope it all works out. Love Cheri