Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Worried....

I know I've told you about my Dad being in the hospital.  Well, all sorts of things have happened to him since he got there.  It's done nothing but get worse.  Not only that, I got sick and couldn't go to see him.  I went today with a mask on.  I got a phone call saying they were giving him a blood transfusion because they found he was bleeding internally.  They aren't sure where it's coming from.  When I got to the hospital I was shocked and saddened to see my Dad.  He looked terrible.  He was out of it, mumbling, jerking all over.  I said Hi Dad and he looked at me, recognizing me, and giving me a hi back but immediately fell back into whatever was happening to him.  As I sat there with my Mom, he said out loud asking if the girls were here yet, then went back to the mumbling.  I believe he was talking about my daughters who have been faithful in being there with their Grandfather.  I left the room to make phone calls to the rest of my children and to my sister.  Needless to say, my son in California is coming tonight, my brother and sister will be here tonight.  When the girls came into my Dad's hospital room he brightened up, and it's funny how they do that to him. In fact I just got a phone call from the nurse at the hospital saying they found an ulcer in his stomach and that he is resting comfortably and tired and sleeping.  So that's a good thing.  I guess my brother and sister and my other sister in Boston will be having a talk (via phone for Linda) about what to do with my Dad and Mom.  Obviously it's getting to the point where they are needing a lot of help now.  I'm a bit worried about my Mom,  she gets ill very easily and I'm afraid she's next.  My Dad still has to have a angiogram to find a blockage that they have found in his heart, and plan on putting in a stint.   Me?  I'm so tired and winded from being sick, coughing, runny nose (hey come back here nose!) and foggy head.  A lot of good I am.  I'll be going back to work tomorrow, but I'm closer to the hospital at work than I am at home.  And I'm only a phone call away.  Oh goodness gracious, I'm tired.

18 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

i'm so sorry, sweetie. your worries are made so much worse by you being ill yourself. i'm glad you've gathered the family to be here for your dad and mom, both.

keep the faith, dear one...

Deb said...

will keep you and your family in my prayers...be sure to take good care of yourself too...

Buttons said...

Oh I am so sorry, this is hard for meto even read I understand how hard this can be and my heart goes out to you and your family. I pray all works out. Hold tight and lean on your family while you take care of yourself. Hugs B

Buttons said...

Oh I am so sorry, this is hard for meto even read I understand how hard this can be and my heart goes out to you and your family. I pray all works out. Hold tight and lean on your family while you take care of yourself. Hugs B

Tricia Hays said...

Oh my goodness, Susan! Prayers for your parents & for you, too! Get rest, you'll need it in such a time as this! Please be careful & God bless

Florida Farm Girl said...

Oh, I'm so sorry to hear your Dad is having these problems. Thoughts and prayers for some healing quickly.

Debbie Jones said...

So hard to see a loved one ill and suffering. Hope you can get some rest and your dad can get better soon. Prayers coming to you and your family.

S. Etole said...

Praying your father will soon be better now that they have found the ulcer and can treat it. Prayers for you, too.

Rose said...

Oh, Susan...I am so sorry that this is happening and you are sick...that makes it so much harder to cope. These things are so hard to go through in the best of health...

Jeanne said...

Such a hard time this is Susan! Know how exhausted you must be feeling and will remember you in my prayers

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I'm so sorry to hear you're sick and also about your dad's health issues. I will keep all of you in my prayers.
Take care of yourself!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Susan I will say an extra prayer for you and your dad tonight. My thoughts and prayers are with you both.

Karen said...

Sending healing thoughts your way, may you all be on the a speedy road to recovery -

Catherine said...

Oh you poor girl! So much on your plate right now! It's so hard watching our parents get sick. I'm glad you have lots of family to help. I am sending you all my good thoughts and best wishes and biggest hugs my friend!
xo Catherine

Kay said...

Sorry to hear about this Susan. I hope that things will get better, but as we all know we always need to prepare ourselves as our parents grow older. Be strong.

Kay

Debbie said...

oh Susan, I missed the entry that your dad was sick. You have lots to think about and do right now, wonderful that you family is coming to comfort both of you!

Sending you big warm hugs that good things will come your dads way!

EG CameraGirl said...

Sending you positive thoughts, Susan!

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Prayers sent for your parents..and for you to get well!