Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Reasons and Excuses

Just a quick note to let you know I haven't disappeared again, my time is just taken up with more important things.

My dad has been in bad health for years, and has had everything from prostate cancer, heart attacks, triple heart bypass, aorta bypass, diabetes and on and on. Both my parents are now 78 y/o and with my dad's declining health, they need me more and more. I have one brother who is useless (actually worse than useless, but we won't go there!) and so I am IT when it comes to helping them. I do have two wonderful aunts (my mom's older sister and my dad's youngest sister) who help out with running errands and taking my dad for blood work, etc., but they (my parents) count on me to be at all Dr. appointments, etc.

My dad is having kidney problems now, damage caused by drugs he has been taking to help keep fluid from building up around his heart. Chronic congestive heart failure is another of his medical problems. So, yesterday we were at his primary Dr.'s office from about 10:35 AM until 5:05 PM, trying to find out why he's been feeling so poorly the last few days. One thing - his kidney function has declined in just two weeks, so today we are back out to visit his kidney specialist.So, these are my reasons for not posting much right now.

Hopefully we can get him straightened out for a while, until the next time - and there will be a next time. Those 'next times' are getting closer and closer together, though. If you are a praying person, I would truly appreciate your prayers for my parents and myself. Being caregiver to failing elderly parents is the hardest job I've ever encountered!

And thank you so much for continuing to read and visit, even though I'm not doing very much right now! Blessings, Becky


The White Bench said...

Becky, all my warmest thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Freckled Hen said...

Bless you for taking care of your parents! I am certain you provide them with the best medicine they will ever need: love. I will pray for you and your family.

LissyLou said...

Oh bless you, i send you and your family my warmest thoughts. x

Tara said...

I will be thinking positive thoughts for you and your parents. Take all the time you need with them, family comes firest~


Sue said...


I've never commented on a blog before, but I just love yours; and, as the caretaker of an elderly parent and a dog mom, I can relate. You have my sympathy and my prayers. I hope all goes well with your dad.

Hugs to you,