Saturday, February 9, 2008

Hospital Gowns and Laughter

I have come to the conclusion that life is not fair but that being the case, there are things that are also out of our control. Watching my Dad lie in a hospital bed, when all he really wants is to go home and be with Mom, a medical system so inadequate to meet this town's needs or stepping out of the door into freezing cold weather. I can say that we need to look on the positive side, although that is a tough thing to do at times. So, the other day, in utter frustration and heavy heart, I decided that I needed to laugh. So, I pulled out a DVD to watch and laugh. It helped!! For the moment it took the sting away and put balm on my hurting heart. I still came back to reality, but felt more like I could face it.
Mom and I did the same thing yesterday with Dad. Poor Dad....being in the hospital sometimes strips you of all privacy. Dad got out of bed to go to the bathroom but turned the wrong way and went out into the hallway. The meds have made him a bit woozy, so he staggered like a drunk man and fell literally into a nurses arms. I would say Dad has a bit of spunk left and falling into the nurses arms could have been the highlight of his day.....until Mom and I came walking down the hall to his room and see Dad in the hallway.....well, at first we wondered if that was Dad but Mom recognized his backside displayed for all the see thru the wide open gap of the gown....lovely....we laughed because otherwise we may have cried. Dad was tucked back into bed and then he joked about the whole thing too, cuz it was just easier to laugh along with us, since he wasn't going to get any sympathy from us at that moment :P


Mz.Elle said...

I adore that your Mum recognized his backside. That is too cute:)
Your family is in my thoughts.