Blowing Dust, Sunny - Hi 115 Lo 88 for Baghdad, Iraq
Sunny - Hi 102 Lo 79 for Qandahar, Afghanistan
Sunny - Hi 83 Lo 61 for Northern KY, USA
Song of the week: I Say a Little Prayer for You, Dionne Warwick. I don't care who you are... if you hear one of these pop gems that was written by Burt Bacharach and sung by Whitney "crack is whack" Houston's aunt... you simply can not be in a bad mood...
I was going to do Diane's Meme today, but not up to it. I'll eventually get around to it. Just a quick hello for those of you that come by on Sunday and Monday mornings.
One more thing, I ask you to say a little prayer for my father in law, Adriaan. I have to wonder if he wasn't a cat in a previous life and somehow managed to bank a couple of those nine lives. A couple of years ago he fell and broke his femur- made a full recovery in record time.
Then just this past Thursday morning I received a call from my sis in law with news of Adriaan. He was on his annual hiking trip in Denver when he collapsed while at breakfast. He was air cared not once but twice. We are still unsure whether or not he had a heart attack but we do know he suffered a torn aorta (common with trauma from a severe high impact car accident- Princess Diana being the most famous and others that have just collapsed from it due to a genetic defect - John Ritter); for most, a promise of a quick death sentence. One of the valves affected goes directly to the brain, so we don't know if there is any neurological damage at this point. He spoke to my mother in law on the phone and also spoke with the anesthesiologist- so, if I were a betting man, I'd say no.
We got my mother in law and sis in law out to Denver by Thursday evening, perfect timing as the surgeon had just completed the 10 hour surgery on Adriaan- he will have quite the scar to brag about as well as a new synthetic device to show for this hiking trip.
Adriaan isn't out of the woods yet, but he survived the surgery and he is resting. The main objective right now is to keep his blood pressure level. Today they intend to take him off the ventilator. He is nearly eighty years old and he is a miracle as far as I am concerned. After reading everything I could find on torn aortas... I am convinced of it.
Please keep Adriaan in your prayers.
Have a great week everyone!