Wednesday, February 17, 2010

My last 4 months of my life have been spent in a hospital or a nursing home!

It all started last Oct of 09. My brother got sick. He was hospitalized for two weeks and then passed away. Very unexpectedly. This has had a profound change on my life. Life is short and you never know when your time will be up. A month after that my dad was hospitalized. He ended up in a coma for two weeks and then finally 3 weeks later sent to a skilled nursing home. I'm not sure that the hospital thought he would live. Well they hadn't fixed the problem so how could he. Stonecrest finally fixed the problems after two more stays of a week or more in the hospital. He had c diff colitis. Got that cleared up only to find copd, emphysema, and lung cancer. He just had surgery last monday to remove part of his lung and all the cancer. He's still in the hospital trying to recover. We went into his room on Valentines day and he sounded a) like he was drowning and b) like he was a percolator. They rushed him back to ICU and there he remains. We're still prayerful and hopeful that he'll recover.

Yesterday the doctor called and they did put him on the ventilator. As one of my friends on facebook said we've been here before and he's recovered. It's sometimes hard to remember that. We'll know in a few days whether he'll make it or not. He's sedated because of the ventilator but they said he had already stopped responding to voices. Keep praying friends! Pray that my grief subsides. He lived!

1 comment:

  1. Praying that your Dad heals quickly, and that you have peace in the meantime.


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