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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Terrible Day today

I thought things would settle down after my mom died. But it hasn't, my dad's health is getting worse. He had a stroke tonight, called me and I couldn't understand anything he said, we rushed down to his house and I could tell right away it was a stroke, his mouth was drawn to one side and very weak. He has been wanting to die since my mom passed away, he doesn't want to live without her. So I don't know how he will handle this..He was so upset they let me ride in the back of the rescue unit with him. I don't know what I will do if he is unable to live by himself. My house is so small, and I can't even think of a nursing home. Not sure what to do. Hopefully somehow he will come out of this. Please keep him in your prayers. Thanks for listening.


  1. Awwww, Im so sorry about your mom and dad.
    I lost my mom 2 years ago and I didnt think any of us were going to make it through and be alright! Im praying for you all.

  2. I am so very sorry to hear about your father's stroke and the struggles he's facing since your mother's passing. I will keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers. I pray you will find the answers as to what to do and find the peace that you need.


  3. Sandy, I am so very, very sorry to hear this. I will be remembering you and your dad in prayer. I know what a difficult time you are going through right now. My heart breaks for you and your dad. You have both suffered a great loss with the loss of your mom. I pray that everything will work out and you will get the peace you need to get through this difficutl time.

  4. Sandy,
    Good thoughts and lots of prayers for your Dad. This has to be so difficult for you, so sorry this is happening. Take care of yourself too in this process.

  5. Hello. This is my first time posting a comment here. I just wanted to let you know how sorry I am to hear that you are having to face so many difficulties at one time. Life can be overwhelming.

    I also wanted to encourage you to reach out for help during this time. I previously worked with senior citizens, so I wanted to assure you that there services available to assist you and your father. It may be work to find them, but it is usually worth the effort. The hospital your father is at should have a social worker on staff to help you. I will warn you that they are usually very busy though, and you may have to push to get them to do their job. I would also encourage you to contact your Area Agency on Aging. The programs they have vary by region, so I can not guarantee what they have. You should try to find out if your community has a Senior Center as well. These facilities often have programs available to help keep senior citizens in their homes as long as possible. Each center is different, so you will not know what is available until you contact them.

    I hope these suggestions help. Best of luck to you and your father.

  6. Oh Sandy, my heart goes out to you in these times. We, too, are dealing with similar things. I pray that you will find the help that you need and can take comfort in knowing that there are people out there caring and praying for you.