Thursday, August 27, 2009

Update on Dad

Hi Folks! Just wanted to leave a quick update on my dad. He's doing okay. That's all I know to say right now. He's out of CCU and in a regular room, but in isolation because he's contracted an infection that could be dangerous to other patients. It's nothing for us to worry about, they got it early and are treating it, but because the danger to other patients is great, we have to wear gowns when we go into his room.

Right now he is confused and very weak. The doctor who is treating him wants to send him to rehab to try to get his strength back. I think that is a good idea except he's going to hate it, and our fear is that when we tell him about it he will get so upset that he has a heart attack or something. Of course if the confusion is still a factor, he may not realize what is going on.

We are back on our way up there in a while,and I want a private conference with the doctor. I want to know what his outlook is - I know he will never get well, but will he get any better, will he ever go home, etc. My fear is the answers are no, but I am prepared for them - I just need to know so we can be ready for whatever happens.

One thing that is making this harder on me is that my mom is exhausted, and she gets kind of confused about what's going on with him, and she refuses to see things as they really are. I keep trying to make her understand that he may not go home, that this could be it, but she just chooses not to see it. And I totally understand that, but being the realist that I am, I think she needs to be prepared.

Anyway, any prayers are appreciated more than you know. I will keep you posted, but it may not be every day. Blessings friends, Becky


tara said...

Hang in there Becky!

Sue said...

Dear Becky,

I so understand where you are right now, and I am praying for your dad, mom and you. It is a difficult time for all of you. But, as I finally came to understand with my mother, in her heart she knew how ill my father was, she just couldn't put it into words and make it real.

Hang in there. And by the way, i love your Etsy shop.

Fay said...

Jusy want upi tp know I am thinking of you and keeping you in my prayers. Thia must be so hard.

Dothan Fay