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Monday, April 26, 2010

Update on Dad and Plant ID Help..

My stubborn Dad woke at 1:30 Thursday morning with severe chest pains, numb arms, sweating....the whole nine yards for heart attack symptoms. Did he call anyone or 911? No. He waited until the walk in clinic opened at 8 a.m. and drove himself, right past my house I might add. He had a heart attack, was 2 units low on blood....In the ER he had a blood transfusion that almost caused him to drown to death, it filled up his lungs...He was finally given all the blood he needs only to find that he is still losing it..today more testing to find where he is bleeding, he also needs a heart cath. Keep Praying please..

Interesting how this Brug has two color blooms on it..it was a rooted piece I kept inside all winter.

I have two yellow Irises that have bloomed in the mist of the Root Beer ones.
Sedum--Angelina is blooming.
Nicotinia
Had no clue that Coral Reef Sedum blooms...
First Breadseed Poppy bloom, thanks Catherine at http://agardenerinprogress.blogspot.com
and many more to come.
My daughter planted wildflower seeds in this wagon last year...we thought we pulled them all up and then I saw a Black Eyed Susan leaf so I left it alone. Well we have this plant blooming..
It's going to have more blooms on the sides of this bloom.
The leaves are not as fuzzy as the BES leaves, these are more velvetly...any ideas? Phlox of some sort?

I do hope to visit all of you soon. I know I am missing so much!

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Today I am Thankful for my blogging buddies...

31 comments:

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Good Morning Darla Sweetie...
I am so sorry to hear about your Dad sweetie. I will add him to my daily prayers, and pray for guidance for the Dr.s to find the problem and fix it. Please keep us posted sweetie.

Your gardens are just beautiful. Sometimes they are so appreciated when we just need to see that God's work is still going on every day in the midst of every storm.

God Bless you sweetie. Have a good day, lots of positive thoughts coming your way. Country hugs, Sherry

Dorothy said...

Gorgeous flowers, Darla!! Praying that your Dad will soon be well again! Blessings for a great week!

► Abraham said...

Your father is fixing to get well soon, I hope. I never could imagine going through that without calling somebody. I pray he gets well soon.

I like your flowers a lot.

Yes, I have some of that sedum and it blooms here in the summer for quite a long time. The honeybees like it and it spreads itself with seeds and the tiny leaves that break off will sprout too.

Dani said...

What is it with parents being so stubborn??!! Gah!!!!!((hugs))We'll keep sending prayers your way. :)

Robin's Nesting Place said...

Darla, I'm sorry to hear about your dad's health issues. I have one of those stubborn dads too and it has served him well with his lung cancer fight.

You flowers are looking lovely! Take care during this stressful time!

Gail said...

Darla, I think that's Dame's Rocket~Hesperis matronalis~check it out when you have time! I will continue to pray~

gail

Susie said...

Hey Darla, I hope they find the source of the bleeding soon. I've been keeping your dad in my prayers.

Thanks for the update and please keep us posted.

Becca's Dirt said...

I am praying for your dad. Bless his heart and yours too. It hurts so bad to see our parents not well and even more the thought of not having them.

Beautiful blooms Darla. My Breadseed Poppies don't look like they are even close to blooming. Looking at your plants my poppies are in the wrong place. They are too big to be in the front. shucks.

Let us know sweetie about your dad.

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Darla, I am so sorry about your Dad. Know that he is in our prayers, and wishing him well soon.

Hugs to you.

Jen

Lois said...

Oh no Darla I am so sorry! I am praying for your Dad and your family.

Roses and Lilacs said...

Darla, my best wishes for your Dad's speedy recovery. He sounds a lot like my father not wanting to call 911 or any of us to help him.
Marnie

Valerie said...

I am praying for your daddy. I can't imagine. I have been through this with my MIL but not my parents.

Anonymous said...

Darla, I am praying for your dad. Please let me know if you need anything at all (watering your garden, kid sitting, anything).

We saw your yellow iris from our car, and it just glows. Doris

Deb said...

Men are so stuborn...wishing you all the best...love your flowers...

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Men are so stubborn sometimes.My Dad was the same way. Hang in there honey it will be alright. My Mom had a heart cath in 2008 and came right through it.They are so good at doing them anymore.
I think that flowers is a Dames Rocket Phlox too.
Does two blooms on one plant mean this is going to be another year for strange blooms.LOL!
Prayers, Lona

Rusty in Miami said...

I will pray for your Dad and your family, I hope he gets well soon.

Chandramouli S said...

My prayers are always with your dad. May be get well really soon and become hale and healthy.
Lovely blooms, Darla. The Nicotiana is heart-stealing!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh Darla, I am so sorry to hear about your Dad. I hope he is going to be okay... I'll keep him---and YOU in my prayers.

Love the new blog look.... We've been gone since last Thursday... Went to West VA to do some waterfalling.

Love and Prayers,
Betsy

Dar said...

Darla, My prayers are so with you and your family as your Dad goes through this scary time. He is being watched by the good Lord above. He sounds like my Bill when he had his heart attack, waiting til morning, not saying a word, going to work and having to be air lifted to save him. My prayers are with your Daddy.
'Your flower is a Dame's Rocket. That and the white Pearly Everlasting were the only two plants that survived from my wild flower pack. Good luck.
BlessYou and Get Some Rest

LC said...

Having come close to death twice in my life with pulmonary emboli, I know very well about the power of prayer... I included your dad in our prayer time at church this past Sunday... Larry

Julie said...

So sorry to hear about your Dad's health problems. My goodness! I will have him in my prayers for sure, and you too!

Leedra said...

Iris don't bleed over, so you have two different iris planted together.

Praying for your Dad.

perennialgardener said...

I will keep your Dad in my thoughts & prayers. Thanks for the update on his condition.

Sorry I'm not able to help with the plant id, but sounds like some others gave you some good answers. :)

Skeeter said...

Prayers coming from Georgia for a speedy recovery for dad... May God Bless your family...

Noelle said...

My prayers continue to be with your dad and your family. I pray they discover where the bleeding is coming from. I do love how time in the garden can help to soothe the spirit in the midst of pain and confusion.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Darla: Let's hope they find the problem quickly. I guess he felt he could take care of himself. Your flowers are looking wonderful.

bennie and patsy said...

I am Thanking of you and your Dad in my prayers.
Patsy

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

Sorry to hear about your Dad. He sounds like my Dad who drove himself to the clinic only to be sent to the ER and need heart surgery (he's doing great now). I'll be keeping him in my prayers.
How cool that the poppies are blooming! Thanks for the update on them. I love the seedheads as much as the flowers I think.

Grace Peterson said...

Hi Darla Dear, I didn't read all your comments but the plant is a Hesperis matronalis or Dame's Rocket. I have it blooming too which is interesting because I didn't plant seed.

Twisted Fencepost said...

Your Dad reminds me of myself when I got that blood clot. I drove myself to work and from there to two dr. offices. Of course, I didn't know I had a blood clot until the dr. told me so.
Still praying!

insemination said...

Your flowers are lovely as always Darla. So glad to hear your dad was released from the hospital. Sounds like a long road ahead but he's stubborn - that's a good thing!