Thursday, September 29, 2011

Daddy Update

I stopped by my parents again this evening from work. My father has had a rough couple of days. My mother set up a doctor's appointment for Friday at 2:30pm. While there isn't much that can be done for the condition, maybe he can get some relief from the constant coughing and maybe that will help him breath easier and sleep better. My mother said he didn't eat hardly anything today. His appetite has dropped considerably over the last few months, so eating even less is disturbing in itself. He really looked bad. It worries me. I don't think he has the strength to be worried at this point. He just sits on the couch with is breathing tube on with his eyes closed when he isn't coughing. I wish there was something I could do to restore his health and vitality.

6 comments:

Will said...

Just make sure you keep saying "Thank you" and "I love you" (again and again and again).

3rdnlong said...

I agree with Will and an extra pray for sure.

Mind Of Mine said...

What exactly is wrong with your father?

Anonymous said...

If you talk to someone from Hospice now, you will get a good idea about what they can do. It is not just for the very end, but for making the last months better. They offer pain control, anti-anxiety, and some hand-holding that your regular friends probably are not experienced or equipped to do in this intense situation. I speak from having seen it several times. Talk to them now, even if you think it is too early. You'll be helped.

Ruffy said...

I've been right where you are now, and its not easy. Hang in there, and sending you positive thoughts and energy.

Ur-spo said...

I appreciate you sharing this with us. I hope it comforts you we are here/thinking of you.

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