Monday, July 20, 2009

Update on Daddy

I just called mom to check on things and mom was in tears. Dad has been REALLY nauseated for a week or so now. He is on "the strongest anti-nausea" meds, the next step would be IV (says the Dr.) He has been throwing up every day, he even threw up his ensure this morning. He can't lay flat, last night they stayed up till 12:30 with him propped up on the couch. My brother just came home from work and is taking them to the ER to get dad hydrated. It is so hard being so far away and feeling so helpless. I am SO grateful that my brother lives so close and has a wonderful job so that he can be there for them night and/or day! Thank you, Dirk, I love you!

Poor mom, they have come to the conclusion that it might be time to call in Hospice. He needs a hospital bed. They have not wanted to call Hospice for a couple of reasons...
1) They do not want to feel like they are giving up
2) They have my brother and his family close AND they have plenty of wonderful people that can and will help from church
3) Mom really doesn't like people that she doesn't know in and out of the house.

Say a prayer... pray for my sweet mom...
Thank you dear friends/family... LOVE YOU!

UPDATE ~ Utah time 3:55 pm
Just heard from Dirk, they are at the ER and they are giving him fluids and nausea meds thru IV, he is already feeling better! They are also going to do an Xray to make sure there is no blockage! They said they can give him nausea meds to take home that he can put under his tongue so that it will go right into the blood stream and he will not throw them up!

Dirk said that on the way to the ER dad saw Beto's (he loves their breakfast burritos) and he teased and said, "Hey, do you think we have time to stop at Beto's?" They knew he was teasing, he has been nauseated and cant keep anything down, but he is still his cute little joking self!!!

The ER in American Fork is wonderful... they are on top of things! THANK YOU!!!
PS A nurses aid just came in and asked him if there was anything they could get him... he said he would love a large chocolate shake. Guess who is now eating a large chocolate shake? He is too cute!

13 comments:

brieanne. said...

u know i will be sure to pray extra hard for your sweet dad (and you!) tonight! love u and can't wait to SEE u soon!

Cherie said...

Oh Shaila - Your poor mom. It must be so hard for her to see your dad going through this.

Prayers going out.

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

I said a prayer for your Dad and Mom~♥

Take care sweetie, It will all work out for your Dad and Mom, they love the Lord, you can see it in your photos!

God Bless You!

Robin~♥
"I can do ALL things THRU Christ who strengthens me!"

Kim said...

I will be praying for your mom and dad. Aren't CNA's AWESOME!!! They are the best people to have around when I am at work.

Keep us updated!

Kaylynn said...

It is so wonderful your dad still has his sense of humor--what a blessing! You are in my thoughts are prayers.

Pedaling said...

prayers sent your way.
hang in there.

Beth at Aunties said...

Your dad sounds so adorable. I ams so sorry ou are having to go through this and I would love to pray for your mom and dad.

My Father in Law is currently on hospice and they have been incredible! They only do what the family wants them to do... the support and comfort is for the whole family, not just the patient.
He is getting well enough I think he will go off of hospice in August though.
I am glad your dad has those aweet great melt in you mouth pills. I hope he gets to enjoy many moreChocolate shakes, Beto's burritos and root beer floats!

Hugs,
Beth ~♥

Joneel said...

These blogs make you feel like you know the people you are talking about. Makes me hold my breath when you start talking about your Dad. Hope the shake tasted great.

The Kooky Queen--Rachel said...

What a funny guy he is amidst feeling like crap, how awful! My prayers are with you, I know this can very stressful!!!! Hugs!

tammy said...

So hard to see them go through this! I know you wish you could be there. I'll keep them in my prayers.

craigandlissa said...

Shaila, the hospice workers are about the closest things to angels you will ever know here on earth. They will not only be a blessing to your Dad, but especially to your Mom! Take care, you are in my heart and in my prayers.

Bren's Life said...

I am so sorry to hear that your dad is struggling so bad. That really stinks. You have been in my thoughts a lot & I was wondering how your dad was.. I will pray for him. Glad to hear they could give him some nausea medicine.

Lisa Loo said...

My parents are at the crossroads also. They don't want strangers in their house but it's getting to a point that I can't keep up with all their needs and my families too. Our stake president owns a hospice, I need to check into it. It's hard for me to take that step also.
Your Dad is so cute.
When I was pregnant with #2 I got severely dehydrated from being so nauseous. I was SO amazed at the difference 3 hours and 2,000 cc's of fluid made!! It seemed to me that more fluid would make me more nauseous. Bodies are amazing!
Sounds like he is surrounded with love and I will add my prayers to everyone else's.