Update on My Dad

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After my dad was admitted to the hospital, I spent the night and next day with him, keeping him company, making sure he had everything he needed, listening to the doctors to make sure we knew what was going on, advocating for him. It was a long couple days, first in the ER, then in the hospital the next day. Last night I came home and slept. I just showered and I feel refreshed.

My dad’s infection spread into his muscle. The doctor said if he’d left it much longer, it’d be in his bone, and he’d had lost the leg. I’m relieved and so thankful that my family ambushed him and made him go to the hospital. He’ll need several surgeries and lots of strong antibiotics. He goes in for his first surgery today.

My sister is taking today’s shift. I wish I could be there for him, but I also know I need to rest today. I’m very sore, my fibromyalgia is flaring up from the hospital chair I spent the last couple days in. Even with my frequent walks I didn’t escape its cruel consequences.

I talk to my dad via Facebook messenger (because it doesn’t use his data since it’s over the hospital’s wifi) often. He’s, naturally, bored and restless. The next time I go up to see him (tomorrow) I’m taking cards and we’ll play cribbage.

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  1. So happy to hear they can help. Good that you are taking the time for yourself that you need…it is so very important, otherwise you will be of no use to him anyway. My Dad loves to play Cribbage. Good you know how…I tried to learn once, and it just does not stick…I like Hearts…Dad will play that with me. Nice that you have something you can share with him. Hang in there! You are continually being Heard!

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  2. Glad your Dad is doing better!!…Remembering the last time my Dad had be rushed to the hospital from a heart attack…it can be a really scary experience, emotionally draining…to fear for someone you care for. Glad you are holding up too!!…Sending heartfelt wishes for a speedy recovery ❤

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  3. Your father is very lucky to have you and your family! I know from first hand experience that diabetes and infections do not mix well. I’m glad your father is in hospital getting the treatment he needs to get better.

    I’m glad to read that you are taking care of yourself! If you’re unwell, you won’t be any good to your father…the oxygen mask in the airplane cabin, don’t you know.

    I look forward to reading your next installment!

    Be well.

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  4. You guys might have just saved his life. 🙂 I love that your family is so close that you will stand up to each other when needed and listen to each other too. I’m happy for you…sounds like your dad will be just fine. 🙂

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