Monday, April 28, 2014

Life Lately

So life threw me a curveball of epic proportions on Friday morning at 5:30 in the morning. My mom called me after she had called the paramedics. She found my dad unresponsive in the living room. He had fallen asleep before checking his sugar and eating his snack. He's a very bad diabetic, and controlling his sugar has been almost impossible lately. The paramedics got his sugar up, but he was still unconscious. We didn't know, and still don't know, how long his brain was partially without oxygen.
Friday was touch-and-go. We weren't sure he was going to make it through the day. He pulled off another miracle and survived another close call. He was in intensive care until last night and he was moved to a regular room.

The last few days have been spent at the hospital. Thank goodness we have a big family to share the big responsibility to staying with him and we've kept each other company. We have pretty much been every one of these numbers on the pain scale while we've been here.

The hours go by fast. Not sure how or why, but they do. At least they do for me. They crawl for him, though.

We've discovered new water. He has to be on a pureed diet and this is what he is drinking for water. He said that they've figured out how to make even water taste bad. Bless his heart.
We are expecting terrible storms tonight. My daddy's room is on the 4th floor and I pray they will be safe.

My aunt, Brenda, is staying tonight with him. There's actually a very good place to sleep here. They are sure to have a good time.

Hopefully, I'll have better news to report tomorrow. Till next time...



Theresa said...

Our family, I am thankful for each and every person. We stick together like super glue:). He has scared us so many times and I pray he will be back to his old self really soon. Love you and hopefully you will get some good rest!!!

Kay G. said...

God bless you! It's tough to be in a hospital. Healing wishes for your Dad, and best wishes for those who care for him.

suzanne said...

I am certainly counting my blessings! I love my family and daddy so much!!