October 28th, 2005

New Look

My Epic Trip To The Mayo Clinic For Dad, Part 1 (warning: long)

On Sunday night I just got back from my epic journey to visit the The Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Orignally my dad was going there for fairly routine surgery, and I didn't think anything of it, until I got the call last Friday night.

My Dad was hospitalized at the Mayo Clinic after shocking complications with his surgery. In the last week, I have borne witness to grief, pain, terrible suffering, and undying love so profound that it brought tears to my eyes.
I learned that it is possible to cry so much that you run out of tears. I have seen how even the smallest acts of kindness can be incredibly huge.

This was nothing short of the largest family crisis we've ever had, and this is my account of the adversities, struggles, crises and small victories that ensued.

At least, the first part, until I can write more.

The shocking newsCollapse )
The All-Nighter and then the TripCollapse )
The Mayo Clinic and DadCollapse )
ICU-land through WednesdayCollapse )