Friday, June 11, 2010

I'm Back...For Now

I have been pretty consistent in my blogging until a week or so ago. As many of you know, my dad has suffered a terrible fall in which he broke his back in 2 places and broke 5 ribs. Since his fall on May 23rd, he has been in the hospital and has been having a very difficult time in his recovery.

I have not blogged for a while as I have been so consumed with other priorities. As far as an update on my dad, he was in the hospital for 1 week and then sent home on Memorial Day. He was miserable! My mother had a young man come to help assist her in my dad's daily needs and this young man was appalled that he was sent home, so on the following Wednesday, my dad was taken back to the Trauma floor of the hospital and re-admitted for another 10 days. During this time, it was discovered that his lungs were filling up with fluid and he was unable to breathe so a tube was inserted into his side and left there for about a week. This was very uncomfortable for him, but he endured it well. He also is unable to eat so he now has a feeding tube (which he hates).

Yesterday, he was transferred to a rehab facility in Salt Lake City, not far from their home. He seems to be happy there, yet he is anxious to get home. I'm not so sure he will ever make it to their home again...who really knows, this is my father we're talking about and he has defied death for 30 years!

This has been very wearing on my family. We have been trying to help my mother, who is a real trooper, and trying to deal with the emotions of the inevitable impending death of our sweet father. My two brothers and my sister are amazingly supportive of each other. It has brought us closer and together we have made decisions that aren't always easy. Through this entire experience, I have learned so many amazing lessons and am SO immensely grateful for them all, but boy has this been difficult!

I have a lot of other subjects to blog about and have missed all of my amazing *blog* friends and look forward to getting back into a regular routine again! I know life will settle down and get back to "normal" again, but for now, this is my normal and my focus is on my family and trying to be there for all of them. I will try to be a bit more consistent...it will all depend on what happens in the next few days and weeks.

Thank you for your understanding and patience with me!


8 comments:

Love Being a Nonny said...

Mary, I just prayed for your dad. It is so difficult when someone in the family is sick! Thank Jesus for that young man who came in to help and recognized that your dad needed to have more care than home could provide. I like to call the *Angels Unaware*.

Kate said...

Hi Mary,

I cam over NFF. I am sorry to hear about your dad. I know how difficult this must be for you and your family. I will pray that God will give you comfort and help your father recover.

Blessings,
Kate

Barbie said...

I will be praying for your father, you and the entire family! It's so hard when a loved one is sick. Blessings!

Lynn said...

Oh Mary. You are SO sweet! Here you are dealing with all that you are dealing with and yet you are worried and concerned about not keeping up with your posts. You have such a sweet heart.

Please no worries here. You deal with your family's trial right now. They certainly need you. Your father is one strong and amazing man. I can see where you get your will from.

I will keep him in my prayers. I can't believe that they would send him home SO soon!.....but then again now a days I am now surprised. So sad.

Hugs!!!!

daniii♥ said...

Sorry to hear about your dad. I hope he has a speedy recovery!

(visiting from nff)

Ryan and Andrea said...

Mary,
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I hope that your dad will come through this if that is what is meant to be. I know that the Lord is mindful of all of our trials.
God Bless you all!
love,
Connie

linda said...

Unfortunately, me being a nurse, I'm not surprised that your dad was sent home so soon. That's a sign of the times these days and it's frightful! Sounds like rehab is the perfect place for him right now.

Please know that I will be keeping your parents and your whole family in my thoughts and prayers. God is in control!

Java said...

Hi Mary!!!

Thanks for stopping by my blog and visiting the Follow Friday 40 and Over Blog Hop!

I am now following you. And what a great blog you have!! I'm really looking forward to our friendship!!

I would also like to invite you to join the Over 40 Bloggers Club!! Take a look and join in the fun!

I am praying for your Dad and I hope for a speedy full recovery!

Have a wonderful Sunday!

Java