Saturday, August 22, 2009

Dad's condition

Dad has had to be hospitalized due to an infection. He was brought in on Wednesday night. Mom and my brother Eddie took him to the nearest hospital to their home. The
Dr. at that hospital felt he would be better treated at Baylor/Plano where he had been before as he felt he might need to be intubated. He was transported via ambulance that night. It was a very rough night and early on Thursday the docs decided he indeed needed to be on a respirator due to his inability to get enough oxygen because of the coughing. He had been doing this for several days and was getting progressivly worse.
I was able to get a flight out on Thursday evening. They are saying he might be able to come off the respirator the first of the week. My sister comes in from Chicago on Tuesday which is the day I am due to go home.
Dad is being very well cared for at this hospital and we are thankful for the Dr. here and are praying for continued wisdom for him regarding his care for our Dad.
Please continue to pray for him. It is very difficult to see him in this condition. He is pretty well sedated all the time, but tries to rouse occasionally. He is not a happy camper and it rips your heart everytime to witness. While we were in his room Dad has an episode with his heart and it began to race at about 173 bpm. The docs were in there pronto and gave him a shot to slow his heartrate down. The first shot didn't help so they gave him more. It worked very quickly. He has svt (supra ventricular tachycardia) which means a very rapid heartrate. The doc said it is probably due to everything that has been going on in icu. It can be dangerous if prolonged. That happened 3 times yesterday so they have had to put him on another medication (which should be temporary) to block the adrenaline going to his heart. It has worked well. Thank you Jesus!
Mom is holding up fairly well. She has agreed to go home at night and rest. We are with her 24/7. This hospital is really nice. They allow you to stay with your loved one all day, except 2 hours 6 am-8am and 6pm - 8 pm. So we are there with Dad all day. Thankyou for your continued support. We covet your prayers and feel Gods' presence with us. Blessings Memaw Barbie


Love my 2 BoYs! said...

I am so sorry! I know how very hard it is to see him on a ventilator!!! I will be praying! Wish there was something I could do, please keep us updated!! Love you.


Maree said...

Bless your heart...I've been praying for all of you and had you on my heart. Now I know why.

I will pray for your Dad to have peace and healing, for your mom and the rest of your family to have strength and hope.

God Bless you sweety, I know how hard this is on you...more importantly, God knows!

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