You can visit any of the USCIS field offices and explain your situation, they can give you an answer. If you just re-submitted on Dec 5th, it is too early to ask for status. You will need to give them at least 30 days.
In my personal view, if your father's health is not well, just go and see your dad and help him out. Visas, Status are nothing compared to taking care of your father, when he needs you.
Personally, few years ago, I did not had visa stamping and was looking for job...but, I have everything in US to visit my father, when he needed me. I had challenges going back with visa, etc. but, I never regret my decision.