Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Just OK

Dad is doing OK. Not great, but OK. He continues to struggle with his blood pressure and as a result has had to make frequent trips to his Dr. to receive fluids by IV. We are grateful that at this time he is able to remain at home, but we also know that can change at any time. Dad just doesn't quite have the energy he did a few weeks ago. He is sleeping quite a bit and is also losing weight. When he sleeps a lot he often does not get the fluid or food intake that he should. He is trying to walk on a regular basis to keep his strength up, but it is difficult for him. Intellectually, we all know that we can expect Dad to have periodic set-backs. That is simply part of a chronic illness. However, it doesn't make it any easier. It is still difficult to see your Dad struggle just to get up in the morning. Things we all took for granted just a short year ago.

Please pray for Dad that he will be encouraged and for Mom as she cares for him. Mom is getting pretty worn out. She wants to be with Dad all the time, but she also knows she needs to take a break every now and then. Although it is hard for her to be away from Dad.

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