Monday, May 2, 2011


Hello, Friends. My father, the subject of my memoir, is in the hospital. I'm sure he will be fine. What started as a bladder infection quickly became something much more serious. My mother and I took him to the ER on Friday and he is still in the hospital. He is so much better than he was on Friday. They are taking good care of him.

He is anxious to get home but at the same time feeling like he'll never get over this. He will, of course. He hates going to the doctor so this is a huge upset to him. In fact, he hasn't been in the hospital since 1944 when he got his appendix out.

Things like this happen so fast. It's another reminder of how important it is to write your loved one's stories down today.


Lillie Ammann said...

Wishing your dad a speedy recovery.

Karen Fisher-Alaniz said...

He may go home tomorrow. Yay!

Linda Austin said...

Every day is precious! Best wishes for your dad's health.

Rosie Cochran said...

Family is precious. Not only making memories, but also recording those memories leaves a legacy behind!

Karen Fisher-Alaniz said...

Thanks, Linda. It's a longer road than we imagined. But life is slowly getting back to some sort of normal.

Rosie- You are so right! You're preachin' my sermon!

Linda said...

I just stumbled upon your blog and look forward to getting better acquainted. I completely agree with your comments in the right column about the need to write NOW!

I enjoyed looking at your Google/Blogger profile. I'm a Washington native (now in the midwest, though, and homesick) and could hardly believe me eyes at your comment about Pioneer Park and the Whitman campus! I used to live 1/2 a block from Pioneer Park on Washington Street, a stone's throw from the Whitman campus! Small world! AND I teach memoir writing!

Thanks for the inspiration and I hope your father is well very soon.


Karen Fisher-Alaniz said...

Linda- That is crazy! I know every place you talked about well. I'll send you a PM. Dad is recovering nicely. Thank you everyone for the nice thoughts! ~K