Done But Not Over



The surgery is over. It ended up being a triple bypass, and everything looks good and went fine and there are cheerful handsome doctors making all kinds of happy nodding faces.

I saw him for a minute post-op and kissed his head and held his hand, and that was nice but all the tubes and breathing machines and beeping things were maybe a little too *real* for my squeamish ass. Then I changed a poopy baby diaper that went all the way up to the neck, if you know what I mean. That, oddly enough, did not squick me out in the slightest. 

Then I ate a donut. That about brings y'all up to speed. 

PS. My mom says to tell you that she thinks you are all wonderful, lovely people. Don't worry, I won't tell her otherwise.

PPS. Ha! I was kidding, right there. 

PPPS. God, I'm tired.



Great news, Amy! And thanks for updating us...you and your family have been on my mind all day!


Keeping your Dad (and whole darn family!) in my thoughts. A little Ez (crazy poop and all) makes everything better. Glad you're able to be there with him. *hugs*


good to hear. big luvs to one and all!


good to hear. big luvs to one and all!


My dad's bypass 10 yrs ago was really hard for me. It was hard to see my big, strong dad so frail and vulnerable. I'm so glad your dad's surgery went smoothly. He'll feel so much better now. And yay for poopy diapers to keep us distracted from the messy stuff.


So good to hear. Your family is deep in warm fuzzies from Cleveland (it's about the only warm things in Cleveland about now).


I am so glad to hear the surgery is over. Here's to a good recovery and some much deserved rest for you and your family.


I'm so glad everything turned out fine. Here's hoping for a quick and easy recovery!


Yay! So glad to hear all is going well! Your Mom is pretty wise it seems...


im so glad it went well. my best wishes to your family. get some sleep - stress is exausting.


That is fantastic news. We'll keep sending the good thoughts your way. :-)

Sprite's Keeper

Good news always makes you tired when you can finally relax. Glad to hear he's doing okay!


I'm so glad! Ezra looks tired, poor little buddy. :)


Hang in there, Momma. And that cute little baby, you just tell him to keep spreading his baby sunshine around the hospital.




So relieved and happy to hear it went well! I hope all the wires and tubes and whatnot are soon unnecessary and that your dad recovers quickly. I'll keep your whole family in my prayers!

p.s. Great, now I really want a doughtnut. :-)


glad to hear the surgery went well. hope your dad has a quick recovery and you get some de-stressing done.


So glad to hear everything went well. Here's to a speedy recovery!!


I'm glad to hear that it went well. Here's to a quick recovery!


it really is crazy how involved we get with people we don't know - I've been thinking about you and refreshing all day. SO glad things are looking good. All the best to your family - you guys have the internet praying for you (and on a completely selfish note: seeing Ezra's cute little chubby squishy face makes me sooo excited to birth my own little boy #2 in a few weeks. When I'm not looking at Ez I just feel... pregnant... and sleepy... and zzzzzzz. He gives me hope.)


Yay! Now I can stop anxiously refreshing! (My feedreader refuses to admit that you exist.)


Oh my heart is right there with you. I will be in a similar spot next Thursday when my dad goes into surgery and I'm there to hold my mom's hand. You are all in my thoughts and I have many fingers crossed for your family (and for mine).


!! That is such good news. I was so nervous when I saw you updated. I'm glad everything is okay!

Andrea C

YAY!!!! i'm so glad it went okay!


oh thank goodness. we've been refreshing all day, and keeping you all in our thoughts. get some rest this weekend!


Glad to hear the surgery went well. My mother had valve replacement surgery a few years ago and I know how hard it is to wait and wait and wait. Good thoughts for a fast recovery. Poor Ez, but the kid is so cute he makes my ovaries ache in a good way.


*big sigh of relief* I prayed for your dad, the doctors, your mom and you this morning. I'm so glad everything looks good for your dad.


Phew, glad to hear it went well. Best of luck to your dad in his recovery!


So good to hear the good news, was definitely thinking about you today. Glad Ez got the memo and has been an rockstar through it all. We'll keep thinking positive thoughts for you all!


glad to hear it was a success. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.

PS..yeah, medical stuff squicks me too, baby poop is old hat stuff.


I'm glad everything went well, and you're still in my thoughts.

Again, this is like reading about my life a month ago (down to the delicious baby of mine and the surgery being a triple bypass). Modern medicine is wonderful in these situations, and my father is healing wonderfully, as I'm sure yours will be a month from now.


Thinking of you and your family. Glad to hear the surgery went well, and I'm glad you've got a squishy baby to distract you from the hospital business. Take care of yourself, too.


I came across the link to your blog on another person's blog a while back and spent an entire Saturday about two months ago reading your archives. I've been lurking ever since (but not in a creepy way, I swear; just in a voyeuristic way as a newlywed who will soon be trying to get pregnant).

First some blogger worship: you rock. (I'm, like, the first one ever to tell you that, right?)

Second some support: I am soooo glad to read your dad is doing okay.

Last praise for you as a mommy: you rock (again). Your boys are gorgeous.

Wishing you (and your whole family) all the best!


Fantastic news. I'm so glad it's worked out. My father died out of the middle of nowhere just over two years ago, of a heart attack. I mention that only to say that obviously, surgery is scary and hard, but it sure as hell beats the alternative. Get some rest and I wish your dad a speedy recovery.


Glad for the good outcome/outlook.

Angie Elliott

Great news Amy. Sending you lots of hugs and prayers from Toronto, Canada.

Margy Lourie

I am so happy for you and your family. My dad had bypass surgery five years ago and I still remember exactly what he looked like right after surgery. He later joked that we should have taken a picture so that he could see too. Anyway, will say some prayers for everyone.



Maxine Dangerous

So, so glad things went well. Imagine how happy I'd be if I actually -knew- you and your family. ;) Squishy baby NOM NOM NOM! Rest up. :)


adorable little peanut you've got there.


So glad to hear things are going well. Keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers!


So glad to hear that things went well today! Here's to a full and speedy recovery...and to some sleep for Amalah!

Sugared Harpy

I'm thinking about all of you and I'm so happy all has gone well today! So, your dad isn't my Papa...but he had a quintuple bypass 14 years ago and is doing beautifully still today. I had my squishy baby there too, like DELIVERED him while my papa was in surgery. I like think that the squishy baby made things work out nicely. My 14 year old baby knows his great grandpa and loves him madly.


Wonderful news! I will keep your dad and your family in my prayers.



Yay, Papalah! Glad he made it through the surgery okay.

Little Ez looks like this has just been such an ordeal for him, all those nurses loving him up just takes it out of a guy.


Thank goodness!


Very, very glad things have gone well, and hope they continue to do so! Except for the poopy diaper up to the neck...


I'm so glad the surgery went well! I hope your father has a speedy recovery.


Okay, you don't know me (major lurker) and I don't know you (tho sometimes I think I do) but I am so, so glad that your Dad's surgery went well. Happy, smiling doctors are the best thing, aren't they? I am so glad for you and your family.


Oh, Amy, I'm so glad all went well.

Much love and prayers to you and your family.

....oh, yeah - GREAT shot of Ez. He is gorgeous. Makes me want another one!

Stephanie Melton

Awesome news. Well worth the obsessive number of hits I've put on your blog today. :) Prayers for a smooth recovery. I'm glad you're there...for him, for your mom, for YOU.


I know what you mean... tubes and liquids flowing and whatnot. And when Josh's grandfather did that awful cough/gurgle in his mouth.. I wanted to run out of the room.


Woohoo! Excellent news!

Also, that little baby there? Man oh man, does he look like you.


My dad had quad bypass surgery last Feb and the waiting game was the worst part. Glad to hear things are looking good. Try to get some rest!!

Alicia Millis

great news! and cute pic!! I will be keeping him in my prayers while he is healing!

Busy Mom

Great news, and wishing him a speedy recovery.


so, so happy for you.


Great news! I am with you on the realness of the hospital. Give me a toddler puking or a crappy diaper any day, I don't deal well with tubes and wires.

Jennifer P

Thank god. Good news. I wish him a speedy recovery and lots of strength for everyone around him too.


So happy to hear your dad is doing well! Thanks for the pic of Ezra :)


Good news, indeed!


Yah, Hurrah, Boo-Yah and all sorts of other happy noises. I am glad that your Dad came through surgery and is on the way to a better life. Best wishes to all. Go take Ezra and get some rest, you both have batteries to recharge!

Jana (the poser formerly known as Jezer)

I'm so thankful that everything went well, and I'm keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers throughout his recovery.


Y'all have been in my thoughts all day. So happy to see the update and to hear that all is well.


oh boy, i haven't had a chance to read you for a couple weeks. glad your dad made it through and sending lots of good karma to all of you!



Oh yeah!


I'm so glad everything thing went well. Looks like little Ezra is just as pooped as the rest of you. Haha... pooped.


Yeah! That is great news!!

Now put your feet up, relax, and have another donut. :)


Yay!! Fabulous, fabulous news!!


Good news! Wishing him a speedy recovery!

My father survived two quadruple bypass surgeries and is still here to give the kids kisses and act all around crazy.

So, yeah, hugs, I've been there.


very glad to hear things went well - looking forward to continued good updates! ps tell your mom she's wonderful too. : )

Paula Schmitt

Fantastic news!!! I was thinking of you (and praying) all day :) xo


So glad to hear that everything went well. I wish him a speedy recovery and I hope you can all get some rest now.

Plano Mom

I'll continue to keep you guys in my thoughts. Ez looks so cute in that photo - he looks as if he were the one that wrote that post!


Awesome Awesome Awesome!

Glad all went well and thanks for the squishy Ez pic, too!


Just catching up...Speaking from someone who has personally spent WAY too much time in a hospital lately, I get how your dad must feel. Glad everything went well! HUGS.



I've been thinking about you and your family (even though I don't know you - so it's weird). I'm glad to know things are going well, and I continue to send good wishes.


(Delurking.) *Wonderful* news. I'm so glad everything went well. Your family is in my prayers.

Amy H

YAY! So glad to hear that things went well. Now praying for a speedy recovery.


I am so glad everything went well for your Dad and family.

Forever Amber

So glad to read this - thinking about you all.


Awesome. I have tears in my eyes, and I'm not sure if it's hormones, that sweet, delicious picture of Ezra, your good news, or (d) all of the above.


Hugs. And prayers for a swift recovery.


I'm so happy for you and your family. That's wonderful news.

Maybe now you will be able to get some rest. Sweet dreams.


I am so glad that the surgery went well. Best wishes for a healthy and speedy recovery.


Hoping your dad continues to make a speedy recovery. Thinking of you all.


All the best to you and your family. Thank you for everything. Get some rest.


YAY!! Glad everything went well :)


Hi Amy. Glad to hear things went well today. You and your family are in my thoughts!

Jen L.

So glad it went well. Wishes for a speedy recovery. You're all in my thoughts and prayers.
Want to chomp Ezra.


Thanks be to God. That's great news. I will keep him in my prayers for a speedy and thorough recovery. My grandmother had triple bypass on Wednesday and it is indeed a long and painful recovery road, but with lovely people like you and your mom and the rest of your family by his side, plus all the love and prayers us internetters are sending your way, he's sure to pull through and be in tip-top 100% shape in no time! Great news. Thanks for updating us.


Great news! Hope things continue soothly.


So glad to hear he's out of surgery and things went well. Hope everything continues to do well.


Great news! Glad everything went well.


HOORAY!! for Amy's Dad!! (BOO!! for poopy-up-the-back-diapers) Glad he's doing well. Get some rest.


Oh, Amy, I'm so glad everything went well! I've been refreshing this page all day in hopes that there would be good news.

I've been where you are right now--my dad had a quad bypass. It gave us 17 more years with him, until we lost him this Thanksgiving. I know how scary it is to see him like that, but he knows you are there (when my dad woke up from his surgery, he told me to go back to college!). Just keep giving him the wonderful medicine that is Ez and Noah. He needs all your love and support for his recovery, which I know he has in spades.

Love, strength and continued prayers to you and your family.


I'm so glad that the surgery went well, and I hope you guys get some much-needed rest tonight. Hugs and prayers for all of you.


I'm so glad he came through the surgery ok. Prayers for his continued recovery.


We don't know one another, but I as a grandmother, I am just delighted that you, your Mom and your boys will continue to have your Dad, husband and grandfather in your lives.



so good to hear everything went well, I'm very relieved for you and your mother.
get some rest, cause stress is tiring.


Amy, Thanks for taking time to update us on your dad. I am so glad to hear his surgery was a success. I'm sure the kiss on the head and hand-hold was very healing for your dad...touch really is very important to help heal believe it or not. Keeping you all in my prayers.

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