Thursday, May 11, 2017

A Request for a Prayer - With Update

Dad with family dog Dottie who is VERY camera shy.

I got word today that Dad's "Tired on Tuesday" and "Sniffles on Wednesday" is "Full-blown Pneumonia" on Thursday.

He is 97 in three weeks, has cancer, and congestive heart failure.  He was doing Nautilus at the YMCA until he was 90 and golfed until he was 92.  He still lives in his home of 60 years.  I pay for a full-time nurse because he won't live with us (which I get) and he does NOT want to leave those memories, having outlived two wives and two children in that home (I'm the baby, adopted very late in life).

But today, I got a call that he is in ICU. Don't  pray that he is miraculously healed, as honestly, he is SO ready to go to his reward with his Saviour.  Just pray that God's Will be done and that whatever days he has left are pain-free and surrounded by family and love.

That's all we can ask for.

UPDATE:  After a night of rest and a lot of prayers headed his way, Dad's doc sent a second set of swabs to the lab and this set came back totally negative for pneumonia.  Yesterday, he tested positive, today NOT.  He's breathing better, was joking with me this evening and will go home tomorrow.  I have arranged for an extra nurse to sleep over in case there are any unexpected issues, (he normally has nursing care 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.) but that is wonderful news.  Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers.  He's looking forward to his 97th birthday party in a few weeks!

19 comments:

  1. Sending lots and lots of prayers his way (and yours). {{{hugs}}} and slobbery kisses ♥
    Kisses,
    Ruby ♥

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  2. Done. Prayers for you, too.

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  3. Sending prayers for your Dad, you, and family.

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  4. Hari Om
    Got it and onto it... and little for you too... YAM xx

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  5. Our paws are crossed for you and your dad.

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  6. Sending many prayers for you all. We sooooo get it! We pray that when his Journey begins, it is a peaceful transition.

    Hugs,
    Lily Belle & Muffin (and Mommy Kim)

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  7. Thanks everyone. My husband caught a flight from Europe this morning (he is there on business). If I go silent, it's not necessarily that he took a downturn but simply we don't have internet where he lives.

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  8. Sending prayers for your father and comforting hugs to you and your husband.

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  9. Prayers from our family for you and yours.

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  10. Sending lots of POTP for your Dad, and for you too.

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  11. Sending lots of prayers and good thoughts for your Dad and for you and your family. God's will be done.

    Hugs and Woos - Lightning and Misty and Mom

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  12. Sending hugs and prayers for a quick and complete recovery

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  13. potp, hugs and prayers for your dad... and lots of weim-power... we hope so much that the good news continue....

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  14. I hope your father (who sounds like has had a remarkable and full life) is comfortable and does not suffer needlessly. Hugs to you.

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