Monday, August 9, 2010

Family worries.....

Some of you may already know that my mom has been suffering from demenz for some time now. It got so bad soon after my last visit home 2 years ago that she had to put in a care center. Well, a couple of weeks ago she fell and had to have her hip operated on. She's now in a special care place before returning to the care center. She'll be 91 on Sept. 1 and they didn't expect her to walk too soon after the OP, but she is already practicing with her walker! Mom, you go, girl!

She's lost a lot of weight but seems to be doing well enough. She actually recognised my dad at his last visit, too! He was really happy about that!

And now I got an email this morning that my dad is in the hospital! He's been having problems for some time with walking because of a pinched nerve in his spine... or at least that was what we thought was the cause. He's been generally not feeling so well lately, which is understandable with all the problems he has gone through with mom, and having his apartment flooded some months ago!

And now it looks like he has heart problems. There are 3 alternatives for him at his age... 1. continue just using his medication which hasn't been helping much 2. put a wire up the femaral artery to see what's wrong and if a balloon can open the flow or 3. open heart surgery! My dad: "You ain't cutting my chest open!! I want nothing invasive. " (stubborn ole geezer lol). Anyway, it seems that they have talked him into getting the wire put in so the doc can see what's really wrong, and then perhaps open heart surgery after all! That decision will be made today....

So, to all those of you who pray... please add my folks! Thanks!

12 comments:

  1. Good luck to you guys - I know that all is so worrying.

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  2. Re your mom: That's such a terribly sad condition because it not only strips its host of treasured memories, but it deeply distresses the loved ones who still remember and cherish what the sufferer has forgotton.

    I'm so sorry you're going through this, my friend.

    Prayers for your mom and your dad as well.


    One Love.

    Lin

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  3. It is good to read that your mom is recovering quickly.

    as for your father? He needs a cardiac Cath and not having one done is reckless. If he needs open heart then by God you make sure he gets it done. It will improve the quality of life if he has a blockage.

    You and your family are in my thoughts.

    Love,
    Bobby

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  4. Praying for your situation with your parents. This is hard for everyone.

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  5. I kknow what you are going through. The wife and I are taking care of her 90 yr old dad who has renal failure and congestive heart failure as well as taking a fall and breaking his arm last week. Our prayers are with uou and yours my friend. Hope things work out great and real soon for all involved."HUGS"

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  6. Good for your mom, and I hope your dad is made to feel better soon, Dorrie.

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  7. thank you everyone! No new news about my dad yet. Because of the 9 hour time difference I wake up worried/hopeful about new emails but none this morning. I guess no news is good news, right?

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  8. Praying Dorrie for your family and also for you. I know it isn't easy not being able to 'be' there.

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  9. I hope you get good news of some kind. Wishing them both the best

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  10. I'M LATE BUT PRAYING FOR YOUR FOLKS, DORRIE. AND I TOTALLY AGREE WITH YOUR DAD! I WANT NOTHING INVASIVE EITHER AND WILL FIGHT TILL THE END!
    YOUR MOM RECOGNIZED YOUR DAD! THAT'S WONDERFUL NEWS !!! AND WALKING WITH AWALKER IS ALSO WONDERFUL NEWS :)

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