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Let's Panic: The Book!

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How to Endure and Possibly Triumph Over the Adorable Tyrant
who Will Ruin Your Body, Destroy Your Life, Liquefy Your Brain,
and Finally Turn You
into a Worthwhile
Human Being.

Written by Alice Bradley and Eden Kennedy

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At LET'S PANIC ABOUT BABIES, Eden Kennedy and I share our hard-won wisdom and tell you exactly what to think and feel and do, whether you're about to have a baby or already did and don't know what to do with it. → 

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Well, it's about damn time.

My dad is awake! Ponies for everyone!

It looks like everything will be fine; the pneumonia is not a major problem, and if he indeed had a stroke (which now they're hinting that--whoops!--maybe he did) it was teensy tiny. A tiny li'l' stroke! An ADORABLY tiny one!

My dad is as weak as a kitten, but mentally he's all there. When he said, after an unsuccessful attempt to scratch his nose, "I used to do that with some alacrity," I knew he'd be okay.

Thanks again for all the prayers and emails and gifts of sweet sweet cash. (What, didn't I mention that that's what all the people who REALLY love me give? The cash? And where is your offering?) They really meant a lot, to my family as well as me.

Reader Comments (50)

Happy to hear that he's taken a turn for the better!
May 24, 2005 | Unregistered Commentermagicdrgn
you know what they say: dif'rent strokes you may send me to SitCom Hell™.Speedy, comfortable recovery to your dad, sweetheart.
May 24, 2005 | Unregistered Commenterjilbur
so, so glad.
May 24, 2005 | Unregistered Commenterjulia
Hooray! It's a good sign that your father used alacrity in a sentence, I can't even do that and I'm a healthy 35 year old with an English degree. Bonne chance to your dad.
May 24, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterCheryl
Yay Grandpa Finslippy! I'm very happy for all of you, and wish him the speediest of recoveries.
May 24, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterErica
Very happy for you and your family.
May 24, 2005 | Unregistered Commentermiel
yippeeeee! hooray! teeny tiny stroke! alacrity! that's the recovery i wish for your dad--alacritous!!

May 24, 2005 | Unregistered Commenterkyra
That's wonderful! I'm not sure what I'm going to do with my pony in a 26 floor apartment but I'm sure we'll persevere.
May 24, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterDM
May 24, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterLiz
Hoorah! Tiny strokes are very good for blaming all kinds of mental lapses on. Forget a birthday? It's the stroke! War in Egypt? It's the stroke!
May 24, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterVery Mom
What a relief!! I'm so glad your dad is awake and doing ok.

It is a lot of stress (and that is understated) when parents get ill.

Take care!
May 24, 2005 | Unregistered Commenterkaykota
Brilliant news! :)
May 24, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterJen
Thanks for the pony! But, the pony ate the cash so I can't send it. Crazy pony. Hey, are you sure your dad isn't faking weakness? He sounds like a clever and tricky dad with his "alacrity" and "cute strokes".

And hooray for his recovery!!! That is truly fantastic news.

May 24, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterBeth
I am so happy that your father came out of it ok. I'm still sending warm wishes and I hope he is back on his feet soon.
May 25, 2005 | Unregistered Commenterrina
Yay! I'm so happy to hear that.
May 25, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterMichele
I hope the hospital staff now commences with some teeny tiny adorable ass-kissing, so as to avoid a teeny tiny adorable lawsuit!

Get well soon, Finslippy Papa.
May 25, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterMir
Hip hip hooray! I'm so happy for you and your family!
May 25, 2005 | Unregistered Commenterkalki
Hooray! Am so happy! I shall name my pony Finslippy Jones in your honor.
May 25, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterEm
Wow! Alacrity! Hooray!
May 25, 2005 | Unregistered Commenterlaura
Fantastic news. Congratulations.

And thank you very much for the pony. It was delicious.
May 25, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterLOD
I'm late to the line to send best wishes, but I'm thrilled for your news. And how cool is it to have a father with that kind of vocabulary and sense of humor?
May 25, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterRobert
When my dad had his stroke he was hilarious. The nurses would come in and say, "How are you feeling today?" and he would answer "I'm a stroke under par." or someone would ask what happened and he'd say "It was a stroke of genius!" Funny how seeing our dads acting like themselves makes us feel like all is right with the world.
May 25, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterLiz
What wonderful news, Alice! Continued prayers for a speedy recovery. :O)
May 25, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterNinotchka
Whoo hoo! Great news- I hope it continues to get better and better!
May 25, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterKellyH
First, I'm very happy for you. I hope your dad gets better. He can have my pony.

Here's my horrible attempt at being funny during a crisis: If it wa a little stroke, could they dress it up and carry it around in a bag?

But, really. I'm glad he's doing better.
May 25, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterSarcastic Journalist

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