Sunday, October 07, 2007

Papa

Update, Wednesday 12:15 AM: death to Life. See Brian's message for the funeral.

Well, my last update was quickly overturned. Papa was taken to a nursing home Wednesday but only stayed about an hour because they realized that they could not supply the amount of oxygen he needed, so he was returned to the hospital (gotta love how they figure this stuff out ahead of time!). The doctor there was surprised that they had released him and said that he should never have been moved. It was also determined that he was unable to swallow and by this weekend the prognosis is quite a bit different. He is still unresponsive and has double pneumonia and they don't expect him to pull through. So Brian's family would appreciate your prayers. The hopital is 40 minutes away from the closest family members now and others are travelling hours to be with him for a while. Someone is with him all the time, so there is a lot of back and forth and a lot of exhausted people involved. Brian, though, actually commutes to work, so his job is only ten minutes from the hospital. He's grateful to be nearby and able to visit each day.

So "not knowing what a day may bring forth" is a very accurate description of life right now. Plans change in a minute. So if I'm scarce, I'm sorry - at least you'll know why.

4 comments:

Leslie said...

Awww, I'm sorry to hear that, Alicia. I'll be thinking about you guys.

Leigh Ann said...

Our family's going through a similar situation right now with my mom's mom. I'll be praying for your family as we walk through this one together.

Jennifer said...

I am so sorry Alicia. What a hard thingnfor your family...I'll be praying.

Anonymous said...

I'm praying, Alicia.

~Rachel