Gift

Christmas morning… there sits the best gift of all this Christmas, other than the traditional Gift of course, my dad, a.k.a. GP to my nephews. The events have been as follows:

  • 12/15 – Diagnosis was three brain tumors
  • 12/16 – After additional CTs, diagnosis was one brain tumor and two calcium deposits
  • 12/18 – Dr. Paul Camarata removed a blood clot during a 1.75 hour brain surgery at St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri. He delivered the news of “no tumor” at about 10:45 am that day.
  • 12/23 – Dad, GP, was released from the hospital
  • 12/25 – He sits in the kitchen entertaining his grandsons like nothing happened, well almost like nothing happened.

There were lots of presents to open, but not one as appreciated as this life. As well there were the gifts that St. Luke’s Hospital had to offer, in addition to Dr. Camarata… Dr. Sweet, John, Olga, the U.S. Army Reserve nurse (I’m sorry I don’t remember your name), and all of the other nurses and assistants in NSICU and the Peet Center that took care of my dad during this stay, and also his PCP, Dr. Richard Smith in Carrollton, Missouri, who made the initial diagnosis and set the process into immediate action.

It is a beautiful season!

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~ by kcjewel on December 27, 2009.

5 Responses to “Gift”

  1. That’s a present!
    Not a Christmas present, but literally a Life present.
    Congratulations Dana.

  2. Ah, yes, that is a gift well worth celebrating! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  3. A wonderful gift indeed. I’m so glad he was able to sit and enjoy Christmas as if nothing had ever happened. That’s grace.

  4. What a blessed relief!

  5. That is indeed the best gift ever!

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