Dad Update

by Joey deVilla on December 15, 2004

Thanks to everyone who left a comment or emailed me about Dad’s being in the hospital. He’s doing much better now and he expects to be sent home from the hospital on Friday.

I was surprised at the number of folks who wrote in defense of People and US

magazines. I suppose that everyone’s got his or her own favourite brain candy. I’m no different: I

myself prefer comic books and have recently been enjoying the set of

old-school Dungeons and Dragons manuals that David “This Boy is Toast” Petite gave to me for my birthday.

When I visited Dad yesterday, he said to me: “I don’t really want

magazines. What I really want is some light entertainment on TV. I want

to watch Oprah and Dr. Phil.”

I sighed, pulled a twenty from my wallet and put in an order for an

in-room TV. Dad’s always been there for me, and if he’s bored stiff in

a hospital room and hankering for daytime TV, I’m going to make sure he

gets some.

I hope he at least tunes in to Law and Order at least once in a while.

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Anonymous December 16, 2004 at 9:11 am

Joey — Glad to hear that dad is doing better. Give him Marlene and my regards and best wishes.

Andy was a Dungeons and Dragons addict for awhile in his “youth”.

What do you mean you don’t look Jewish?


Anonymous December 16, 2004 at 10:16 am

Thanks, Barry!

(For those of you who don’t know him: Barry is Wendy’s dad — my future father-in-law.)

Anonymous December 16, 2004 at 4:54 pm

Joey, all of us here at the Thursday night blog group at the Berkman Center have you and your family in our thoughts. j

Anonymous December 16, 2004 at 8:53 pm

TVs aren’t standard equipment in hospital rooms? They have been whenever I visited someone in the States…another interesting cultural difference.

Anonymous December 17, 2004 at 7:27 am

Hi Joey,

We’re all keeping your dad in our thoughts here at Berkman this morning.


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