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06 September 2007 @ 06:41 pm
I haven't been updating about dad 'cause there isn't all that much to tell.

In the past week, he:

had the ventilator removed
was put on a BiPAP (think mega-oxygen mask) as his Ox Sat continues to sort of suck
continues to be confused, sometimes very
had a swallowing evaluation scheduled (don't know if they every got to do it, because...)
seems to have aspirated
seems to have developed pneumonia again
was put back on a ventilator

That last bit brings you up to today. My mom is, understandably, upset. My sister has been a wonder. My brother probably feels as helpless as I do. I need to get back up there, but I don't think I can until next week.

*sigh* This is shaping up to be a hell of a slog.

I want to thank you all so very, very much for your prayers and blessings and love and support. Don't feel you need to comment every time I post an update; if you want to, that's lovely and very, very welcome, but I will not be slighted in the least if you just read this, nod, and continue on. Don't worry. I know you're there, and I know you are all continuing to send good thoughts. And it means the world to me, and to my Mom and the rest of my family.
I feel: draineddrained
ALLYSAURUS!: DW-Doctor/Rose 50's shoessarcastic_kitty on September 6th, 2007 11:17 pm (UTC)
Silvie: *hugs*silverfyshxin on September 6th, 2007 11:45 pm (UTC)
Andrewquueer on September 6th, 2007 11:53 pm (UTC)
You've said so many a nice thing to me when I'm down, I'd not think of inadvertently ignoring you when you need to the virtual lovin'
Fjordhopper: Autumn Mistfjordhopper on September 7th, 2007 12:12 am (UTC)
This is quite a roller coaster. I empathize so much with you, because I went through so much with my Dad (and Mom) too. (although thankfully we seemed to move into a calmer period)

I have to add also, if they have your dad on a lot of medication, that could really keep him confused. My dad is only now starting to act/sound normal, he was really bad for a while.

I'm keeping your dad in my thoughts and prayers, I know you know, but I know how much it helped me, to get the support, when my dad was not doing well.

Big, big *hugs* to you
Ea Quae Legiteaquaelegit on September 7th, 2007 01:31 am (UTC)

If it helps any, we go through this a lot at work. It all sucks the big time, but it DOES end. They'll probably still want to do the swallowing eval because they'll want to know how and why he was aspirating.

When my mom was in the ICU this summer, she was writing notes to bug my dad about the bills and laughing at her brother, but she doesn't remember a single thing. It happens with the drugs, I guess.

Anyway, hang in there. Will still be praying and sending good thoughts.
Chad Dylan Cooper just stole my yogurt!: Duck hugs!faded_lilac on September 7th, 2007 02:50 am (UTC)
I'll be praying for you and your family.
Ilena Ayalanetsearcher on September 7th, 2007 08:44 am (UTC)

Remember to take care of yourself in all this. That goes for siblings and, especially, your mom too.
Cattomincloset on September 7th, 2007 07:12 pm (UTC)
You definitely need some horsie therapy.
We still on for Monday noonish?
Oceans of love to you and yours.
Kel: Ten/Arthur the horseladyjoust on September 7th, 2007 09:40 pm (UTC)
I sure do. Barring any Dad stuff, I will be there.
Goddessavhi on September 8th, 2007 01:32 am (UTC)
Hugs! More good thoughts coming your way