Thursday, September 27, 2007

UPDATED - Prayer Request


Update, October 2: Many thanks to those of you who prayed and those who continued praying. Papa had a partial hip replacement last Friday and is still rather out of it, but stable. He may remain like that at his level of dementia and Alzheimer's, or he may pull out of it and back to his previous mental capacity. Physically, however, it was recommended that he bypass the hospital's physical therapy program to be placed in a nursing home with a physical therapy program. It has been very difficult for some of our friends to find empty beds in our area when they were needed, so it is a huge answer to prayer that a place has been found for him! It is perfect. He will have a newly renovated room. It is about 10 minutes from Brian's mom in the direction of Papa and Grandma's church (about 25-30 minutes), on Brian's way home from work, and on their pastor's way home from university classes that he takes twice a week! He may move in as early as tomorrow. Do continue to pray as I'm sure many more difficult decisions will be made in the next couple of weeks.

My husband's grandfather has just fallen and probably broken his femur. He is already struggling with Alzheimer's. Please pray for him right now as the ambulance is coming and my husband and his parents are racing to assist his grandma from two different directions.

Update 8PM: Brian's heading home. Grandpa's being admitted and will need surgery for the break that is right at the hip joint. Obviously at his age this is kind of serious. Brian's planning to be there.

9 comments:

Jennifer said...

I am so sorry! Praying for him! Also praying that this "racing to help Grandma" is not too hard on Brian.

Alicia said...

Thanks, Jennifer! They're still in the ER and I don't know much of anything yet.

Ben said...

We are.

Rhen (yestheyareallmine) said...

Prayers coming from our family to yours!!

Aimee said...

praying here.

Kim said...

I'll be praying...this can be very serious and tough recovery. Is Brian's grandmother able to live by herself? Or is that a need, also?

Alicia said...

She is, Kim, but I don't know how comfortable anyone is with that. She has limited driving ability because she is blind in one eye and they live about 35-40 minutes from Brian's parents and us (and we're the closest relatives). There are going to be loads of tough logistical questions being decided in the two weeks that Grandpa is supposed to be in the hospital.

I so appreciate you all.

Lindsey @ Enjoythejourney said...

I am sorry to hear this. I'm a few days late but will pray right now!

Wendy said...

I'm sorry to hear this. I will be praying too.