Originally Posted by corgi
Well, things are not good for my Dad right now. I don't want to bring this thread down but I am trying to pass time until the doc lets us know the latest.
His surgery lasted 8 hours and had some serious complications. They sent us home after they got him settled into ICU. We were home for about 2 hours when they called and I had to give verbal consent to take him back to the OR to find out why he was bleeding internally.
This sucks. Been awake for almost 24 hours and haven't eaten in about 12 hours. Feel like I am going to throw up. They took him into surgery for the 2nd time about 1.5 hours ago and now we are waiting for an update.
Think I wil go read some of the horsey threads to take my mind off of things. And if anyone has any good strategies for coping with stress when things are completely out of your control, please send them my way!
Best way I know of to combat stress is to let it out. Corgi we all feel for you and what you and yours are now facing. When the stress builds excuse yourself and go outside and let it out. Have a good cry, a rant and rave. You will feel better for it and more able to cope.
Good luck and best wishes to your father.