Isaiah 6:8

8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

My Dad is Sick....and I am Sad!

I came home from Ireland sick.....to a sick father. I was already worried because I left him here and did not stay home and take care of him....but I came home to a man who looked like a prisoner from Shindler's List. I slept most of Sunday, trying to get well.....and on Monday called in sick and Frank took me to the doctor. My mom took my dad to chemo in Sylacauga. Dr. Roberts diagnosed me with ear infections, sinisitis, bronchitis, tonsilitis...and every other itis known to man-kind. My mom showed up....sin my father.....about 4:30. He was at the hospital....and they were going to admit him when they had a room available. He was dehydrated, his blood count was low, and his creatin level was high. I could not have felt more miserable....in that I could not go with her...because he did not need to be around me. To be honest....after 58 years of marriage.....she is the only one who can take care of him. He is not up for grabs there. She has always been extremely possessive when it comes to taking care of my dad. Anyways, at 11:00 last night they finally got him into a room. I have to wear a mask to go in and see him and can only stay a few minutes at a time. He looks so sad laying balled up in a fetal position on his bed. It makes me want to cry. They are giving him blood and liquids to try and build his blood count back up and drive his dehydration down. After they get him on the road to mending....they will treat his cough and the other things that are wrong with him.....but for right now....he has a long road to hoe. Keep us in your prayers....and hope that he begins to bounce back from this black hole he seems to have fallen into. God Bless You Everyone!

4 comments:

lagirl said...

I know seeing your Dad so ill makes you physically ache. I understand, Magnolia, and I am sorry...Take your meds and get better so you can help your Mom.
~praying for you & your Dad~

Leigh of said...

Oh, Karen! God bless you and your Dad both. I am so ver sorry for you. I know that must be extrememly difficult. But you have to take rest and work on getting you better before you can help him. It seems he is in great hands. Rest. Pray. Heal. We will be praying the same for your Dad. Hang in there.

Hugs.

Leigh

Xazmin said...

I am so sorry for you and your family. As always you are in my prayers. I know your heart hurts right now, and that makes me sad.

Xazmin

Ms. Marty said...

Karen,
I am so sorry your Dad is not feeling well. I do hope you are doing better. It seems like things are really getting rough, so take care of yourself, because even though your Mom things only she can minister to your Dad, she will need relief. Bless you and your family at this very trying time. Remember the Great Physician still holds the answers.