Friday, March 9, 2012

Get Well

This has been a very long and exhausting week for my family. And I am so glad things are now finally settling down some.  Let me explain what has been going on.   My dad had to have a heart Catheterization done and then he had have a stint put in.  That was on Monday, then after the surgery his Dr. informs us that he has gone ahead and scheduled him for his hernia surgery for Wednesday, and he will stay in the hospital and will be transferred to the other hospital till then.  Then they released him on Tuesday evening late, and he went home that night and then on Wednesday morning, he went back to the other hospital for his hernia surgery.  Before his surgery that day he was having a bit of tummy troubles, and we all just thought it was due to just nerves or side effects from bad hospital food or something.  Well, he went and had his surgery done and seemed to be doing just fine in recovery.  But because he was just put on blood thinners and had, had a heart Cath. done, they wanted to keep him overnight.  Then things got a bit scary for us all.  When he was finally transferred from one bed to the other, he got really sick, he ran a fever and was throwing up and feeling very light headed.  Poor guy...  He was really sick.  But praise God for friends and family who were praying for him, because those prayers were heard and answered in a wonderful way.  The next morning, he was doing just fine and no more fever and throwing up.  I just praise God for answered prayers!  We expected that they would not discharge him until late that evening, but he was discharged that morning!  He is now home resting comfortably in his own easy chair and bed!  I am so glad that he is okay and mom can rest too.  Still am praying for healing and recovery with no problems for him though. 

Anyways, I said all of that to share the "Get Whale" card I made for him.  I know you probably have seen this style of card before but I am pleased at how well it turned out and wanted to share it with you all. 

I used:
Everyday Paper Dolls Cartridge for the waves
Gypsy Wanderings Cartridge for the Whale
Cuttlebug Folder: Polka Dots
3 Shades of blue cardstock
Gray Cardstock
Yellow Cardstock
1 inch circle punch and then I snipped around the edge to make the sunshine
DCWV The Spring Stack for the BG paper
Stickles:  Turquoise, for the whale's water spouting
Light blue ribbon from my stash
Green I-rock gems
And the sentiment was computer generated

Well thank you so much for taking a quick peek at what has been going on in my life lately. 
I hope you all have a great day!