View from the choir

I am a Catholic layperson and Secular Franciscan with a sense of humor. After years in the back pew watching, I have moved into the choir. It's nice to see faces instead of the backs of heads. But I still maintain God has a sense of humor - and that we are created in God's image.

Saturday, January 28, 2006

Dad update - prayers welcome!

My father is still in the hospital.

He was taken there two weeks ago, bleeding anally. They found various infections, which they have since quelled.

But the battle left him in weakened state. He can't get out of bed on his own to get into his wheel chair, nor can he get off the chair onto the toilet on his own.

The adult home where he lives requires that he be able to do those things- it is not a nursing home - so he can't go back until he can do them once more.

We are waiting for a bed to open in rehab center. There, he will undergo physical therapy, and build up his strength. It will take a month or two - if all goes well. If not, then we have another issue to deal with.

Please say a prayer for him.


Blogger tom said...

hope all goes well...take care of yourself in these times, as we can get rundown/depressed caring for our parents, then be no good to anybody...get as much help as you can...hope you have sibs or friends to help out...if not, seek it through church or local aging agencies....
we are in that place in our lives when we parent our's all part of the cycle, but that doesn't make it any less hard..
Hang in....

8:04 PM  
Blogger ukok said...

So sorry to learn of your father's difficult and sensitive situation with his health. I pray that God gives him the grace and healing to ensure that his needs be met, whether by himself or by those who must care for him.

God Bless

7:44 AM  
Blogger Don said...

Sorry to hear about your Dad. I will keep him in my prayers.

10:36 PM  
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