Monday, March 10, 2014

Dad's Marathon


"So today was weird. We got up super early so we could take Dad to the Dodger Stadium so he could start the Marathon. He ran and ran and ran and it was super hot. He got to mile number twenty and then he got really dizzy and so he went to a medical tent and layed down on a little bed that had plastic wrap on it. Me and mom got there and then the fireman said we all had to go with dad in a ambulance. I was worried about Dad a lot. The siren was really loud. I sat in a seat in the back that had its own seatbelt. When we got to the hospital, the paramedic told me to "DC." That means to "disconnect" your seatbelt in paramedic-talk. So, I DCd and then we all went in the hospital emergency part.

"We went in a little room and Dad got connected to wires and stuff. The doctor said that Dad was un-hydrated and there was a kidney thing and that Dad would be okay. I got super hungry so me and mom went to the hospital cafeterium and got a ham and cheese sandwich and a yogurt and sun chips. Mom had coffee. The yogurt was a strawberry one. We went back in Dad's room and waited a long time. Mom had crayons in her purse, and Fig Newtons, and crayons, and chocolate kisses, and a Christmas book so we did some stuff. Then Mom and I got to ride in a taxi cab back to where the car was and then we drove back to the hospital and then the doctor said that Dad could go home. We're taking him to his doctor for a check-in tomorrow but that other doctor was right. Dad's going to be okay. And that sandwich was pretty good. I fell asleep in the car on the way home."






32 comments:

  1. So glad he's ok. And how's Mom??
    Hugs x

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    1. Thanks, Alexia. I'm good. He had excellent care the whole time and that kept me calm. xo

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  2. Mr. Rosenberg!!! We are so glad that you are okay. Thank you for being smart enough to go to that medical tent! And Master Rosenberg--thank you for sharing.

    xo, KM

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  3. NOT how y'all expected that day to go. Whoa!
    I'm so glad he's okay.
    That's one marathon you'll remember!

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  4. healing thoughts to Dad!! xo

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  5. I'm very impressed that he spelled "a lot" correctly. I know tons of adults that can't...

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  6. I'm glad your dad is okay, Bob. That must have been scary for you and your mom but I know how you make your mom brave. You are a good person to have around when someone needs to be strong. Good job, Bob.

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  7. Has anyone made the connection between Dad and Mom's medical reactions to long distance exercise? Glad you are all okay!

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  8. You should be proud of your dad - 20 miles is a long way!

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  9. I'm so grateful he, Bob, and you are all okay. I can almost hear Bob breathlessly telling that story. You were all in my prayers last night because I've been there and know just how frightening it is until a doc gives the green light to GO HOME.

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    1. Thnk you, Cheryl. It was great to get home. xo

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  10. So glad he's okay. And that you carry chocolate. xoxoxo

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  11. 20 miles more than most of us ran yesterday! Go dad!

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  12. So scary! Glad he's ok. Marathons are dangerous and should be avoided. (Except the ones on Bravo)

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  13. According to the legend, the original marathon runner died after completing the run to bring the news. Please tell your husband he is being TOO AUTHENTIC in his attempt. Really.

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  14. How scary! Excellent recap, though.

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  15. So glad everyone is home safe and sound! (And what's up with the Christmas book in your purse?)

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  16. A beautifully told story, so full of all the important details. Glad he's OK! xo

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