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Saturday, August 29, 2009

Up and downs with Dad

Well, contrary to what the doctors said, he is still hanging in there. They said he wouldn't last 2 days. But today, he did manage to stand and sit on the edge of the bed. We took him home today, hospice has come in, but nobody is sure how long it may be.. The sad part is he may linger like this for awhile now, we all made peace with the knowing the end was in site. Now, we have to wait and see what happens. He is talking out of his head, sees things that are not there. But his vital signs have stabilized, everyone is amazed he is still alive. But they see signs that are suggesting he may not live much longer, but evidently he is a very strong man. He stills say he doesnt want to live, but for some reason he keeps holding on. The doctors said they are really surprised, but it may be the high before the end. So the hard part now is the non-stop staying around the clock with him at his house, trying to find time for everyday things, life, our own families and being with him when he needs us. I know he is ready, he hasn't taken his normal heart medicine for 3 days now, so they say he will fill up with fluid in his lungs again. but at least we have hospice for now and they are such a relief, because they make it so much easier and are so helpful. So please keep praying for us and a peaceful ending.


  1. Thank you for taking your time to give us an update on your Dad. My heart goes out to you and your family right now. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Take Care and God Bless, Donna,

  2. Your in my prayers, the people at hospice are great. They really help alot of families.

  3. You and your family continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.

  4. Rely on hospice! They are wonderful! We had them with my mil and would never have been able to get through it all without them. VERY similar to your situation. I am so sorry this is happening.Please know I am praying for you and your family along with your dad. My heart goes out to you!

  5. Prayers for a peaceful passing for your dad and comfort for you and your family are going up right now. God bless all of you.

  6. Thanks for letting us know. I have been checking for an update. Please know that you will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers!! Big hugs!!

  7. Hang in is such a tough time I know. All will be well soon! Sherie

  8. Thank you Sandy for the update on your Dad. Hospice is absolutely wonderful. They will take care of your Dad in a caring, gentle and loving way.
    Prayers continue for you and your family. God Bless you.

  9. sandy, please remember to take care of yourself. if you can enjoy this time with you dad. my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  10. I am so sorry to hear about the struggles your family is going through. We went through the same thing with my mom. The doctors called the family in to the hospital and said she had just a few hours left. They were wrong. It was days. Eventually Medicare said she had to go home even though she was basically comatose. Hospice came to our rescue. They gave her the best imaginable care during her final days. I don't know how we would have gotten through that time without them. Don't be afraid to rely on them. They are there to help with anything you need. Please know your family is in my prayers. Peace be with you.

  11. I know how hard this must be for everyone. Just remember to take time to breath. Sending prayers and hugs your way.
    Much Love,