I know I promised but I couldn’t really do much. I had to double post but starting today it will be last inshalla and I won’t double post again.
Wednesday the 16th of July was our Eleventh day in Cleveland, it’s getting boring with my trips back and forth with the hospital but I guess what can I do. Basically Wednesday marked a week since Daddy had his operation and he was starting to feel better, the doctors told us that on Thursday he would be able to go home, so we were excited. He was more than us really. We spent most of the day at the hospital and on our way back I took a few nice pictures of the evening. The sun really stays up for most part of the day, it only goes down at around 9pm can you imagine that? Such long days!
I tried to not double post like this but at some point in my day I feel not that well and not that inspired to write so I will try and make this my last time to double post but I can’t promise you that.
Monday the 14th of July was our 9th day in Cleveland, it’s been hectic really simply because immediately when we got there we were sent to the hospital, dad had his surgery, and now we’re just waiting until he recovers. So quick it’s scary, it’s like I didn’t even have time to unwind yet or even deal with my jetlag. So the reason I didn’t post much was because I didn’t do much those two days, on Monday I spent a high majority of my day with Daddy and my sister and we left quite late from the hospital, also the reason why I don’t have much pictures for you guys. We were thinking of getting some microwaveable dinners but instead we decided to try Cedarland at the Clinic, which is a Lebanese restaurant. I really liked it, having my kabab’s without feeling deprived of some nice Arabic food. The store is run by Arabs and it was awesome meeting the owner I believe who comes and asks us what we’d like. Kind of reminded me of those Italian mobster movies, well not mobster but where a family owns the restaurant and no matter how rich they can get they still can be waiters for their own customers. I had the Kabab’s of course, sorry no menu picture today, and my sister had the Cedar platter which had Baba Ghanouj, Hummus, Kebbeh, Grape Leaves, Tabbouleh, and a sort of Meat Pie. It was delicious. Later on it was hotel time, watching Noor & off to bed.
I am combining days Seven & Eight together since I didn’t go out much and since I won’t be posting up any pictures *sorry everyone* but Saturday and Sunday were quite slow for me.
Let’s start off with Saturday the 12th of July, after my crazy 4 hour wait in line for the iPhone 3G, which I didn’t get by the way since I had to have a contract, I decided to spend the entire day with Pops. We got to the hospital at around 9am or 10am and spent all day with him. He still had his chest tube inside and was still in so much pain. On a scale from 0 to 10, 10 being the highest level of pain, he kept on feeling a 7. They put him on some morphine for the pain and he was being monitored greatly. All in all it was a nice relaxing day for all of us, we skyped back home, it seems that Grandma is basically living with us in the hospital since we talk to her so much, she worries about her oldest son, so we have to ease her worry. We then got home at around 5pm or 6pm and I waited until Noor came on, watched the episode then slept due to a huge headache I was having.
Sunday, the 13th of July, I woke up a bit late since I got up in the night and still felt the pain, so I took Panadol Night, and went back to sleep. So I kind of got to the hospital late, at around 10:30am rather than 9, my sister Fee was there though and she was there when they took his chest tube out. He looked much better but still had to remain on his Oxygen since he was a smoker and he felt short of breath. We spent more time with him and stayed until around 7pm before we went to the drug store nearby and grabbed us some microwavable dinners, I loved the Lasagna dinner so yummy. Oh and we skyped our sister Dee, while we were eating at the hotel to make her feel that we were all around each other. In the end I slept so much later and it rained also. The weather is absolutely amazing to the extent that I almost blew away from the huge gusts of wind.
Friday, July 11th 2008, was the day that the iPhone 3G was released all around the world, in the US too! I thought that it wouldn’t get that much coverage here in Cleveland, or that it wouldn’t be that interesting, not like New York and the other States, but how I was wrong.
Some, like my sister Fee, might call me a freak, an Apple Geek, or someone who doesn’t have anything better to do. But I wanted to at least experience one thing like this. So once we arrived at Legacy Village I checked out the line and decided we should have lunch first then check it it would be less a bit.
After our last adventure at the hospital, where both my sister and I fainted we ventured again to see our dad, however this time he was out of the ICU and into a room. He had most of the tubes out except for his Chest Tube but I tried not to see it, it’s overwhelming and I just can’t handle seeing it or seeing his incision, I glimpsed at it but I couldn’t just see it, I just can’t. So anyways we headed to the hospital in the morning after having a good night’s sleep and having breakfast at the hotel, and saw my dad. He was doing much better, he could speak a bit more this time, although we told him not to. We spent a few hours with him, and then at around 2pm we headed out.
It was Friday the 11th of July! iPhone 3G Day! So I convinced my sister that we should go to Legacy Village, where they had an Apple Store to check it out, and while we were there to have lunch at The Cheese Cake Factory, which is what happened.
We called, Dell the Taxi driver to take us there and on the way I saw the most amazing scenary, I am going to try and not write much just give you the pictures that will explain it all.