I’ve mentioned before how helpful my smart phone is in keeping me connected and organized while out of the house. There is another aspect of my smart phone that I adore… the camera. I used to miss so many important or spontaneously cute moments because my point and shoot camera wasn’t near by. I always had good intentions, but carrying multiple electronic items just isn’t feasible.
My smart phone has a rather decent camera on it that allows me to capture “in the moment” photos at any time. I am almost never without my phone. When something important happens or the kids are just being cute I reach in my pocket for my phone and start taking photos.
Over the past couple of weeks I have been engulfed with my father’s medical care. I first found out he needed medical attention while checking in on him. Because I had my smart phone with me I was able to snap a few shots during our emergency room visit, his prep for surgery as well as some of the two of us together. I was able to document this time for myself and for him (because of his brain issues he has no memory of these events).
Our first ER visit the indicated he needed another shunt revision. I was in awe of how many wires they could have coming off of one person.
This is our second visit to the hospital. You can see the stitched area from his recent shunt revision. The bandaged area is actually where they had just inserted a needle to remove cerebral fluid to test for infection.
Here he is prepped and ready for his second shunt revision in two weeks. I have fond memories of my Dad’s hands and I wanted to remember them.
This has been a scary time in my life… I am facing unknowns as well as the possibility of losing my Dad if we can’t get this corrected. Having my smart phone with me has allowed me to take photos of events and objects I wanted to remember as well as document, for him, his journey back to health.
Are you ready to take the smart phone dive? I haven’t looked back since I did!
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