Monday, November 26, 2007

It Didn't Take Long

Well, it wasn't too long before my father got sick at the nursing home and ended up in the hospital! He has always had respiratory problems and I suppose that the ol’ pnumococal virus (pneumonia) got the better of him. We thought that he would have to remain in the hospital for four weeks but the doctor’s have narrowed it down to two weeks which will mean that he will be out for Christmas.

My mother is having difficulty in living without him. After 54 years of marriage, living alone is very difficult for her to bear but she is managing. She feels somewhat guilty about all what is happening but she knows that it is for the best.

My sister is coming home from the east coast for the holidays and we are all looking forward to her arrival. I especially am looking forward to her arrival as she has offered to care for my mother and thereby giving me some much needed rest.

So… It has, once again, been a while since I have been around and it is great to catch up on all your blogs! Keep on writing! Keep on sharing!

13 comments:

Janice Thomson said...

Gosh hope your Dad gets well soon Dave. It's always tough when a decision to place someone in a home is made. Hope your mother can find a way to cope with the least amount of stress. Good to see you posting again .

abbagirl74 said...

I hope your dad is well soon. I am so happy to read your posts! Keep coming back. We miss you!

goatman said...

Taking care of others is a full-time job.
You are not alone in your effort.
Please know that others' are with you and yours.

Lone Grey Squirrel said...

I can identify with you. Glad your sister is coming up to give you a little break. It is healthy for everyone. Glad your dad is responding well to treatment.

Monika said...

I feel sorry for your mom. She's in the same position as my grandma was. Hope your dad's going to be well again soon. It's nice to have your sister here for the holidays, so you'll have a well deserved break.

Lone Grey Squirrel said...

Come over an pick up your "Blogging Buddy Award"

KimPossible said...

I am glad that you are back to blogging. That in and of itself is soothing. You need to take some "DAVE" time. I pray that your father gets well. WOW, your parents have been married for a long time.

I am glad your sister is coming to relieve you. Make sure you take the break you need when she comes too. Go on a vacation or something.

Keep in touch!

HeiressChild said...

hi dave, sorry to hear about your dad, and i'm glad he'll be well enough to be home for christmas. it'll be nice to have your sister and the family together for the holidays. you're in our thoughts and have our continued prayers.

Dave said...

Thanks Janice! A tough decision it was. Things are working out well though and my mother is slowly stressing down a bit as well.

Hi abbagirl! I miss blogging as well. It is always good to get back to the computer.

Hi Goatman! Thanks for the encouragement. It certainly is a full time job. Knowing that I am not alone is also a blessing as well.

Hello LGS For sure! I am certainly glad my sister is coming in for the holidays. Yes, my dad is slowly getting to where he needs to be.

Hi Monika I am looking forward to my sister coming for her's and my mom's sake as well. She has been away for a few months and my parents certainly miss her.

Hi Kimpossible "Yes" I am sure to take that much needed break! :-) I have two weeks off during Christmas and am looking forward to it!

Hi Heiresschild! Thanks for all your prayers! Much needed and much appreciated.

Hammer said...

Sorry to hear about your dad. Sounds like you have a really good family.

Cheryl said...

I'm glad your dad is getting out of the hospital sooner than later. It must be so hard right now. Take care of yourself. Write when you can and if you want to. We'll be around.

Josie said...

Aw, Dave, I feel so bad for you and for your parents. I hope you're getting some support from the medical community. Those nursing homes can sometimes be like cruise ships - endemic with viruses. Make sure everything in his room is wiped down all the time with a sanitizer. It helps.

I hope you have a fabulous visit with your family, and get some rest.

Cheesy said...

Oh dear.. I feel for your Mom... we lost my Dad a couple of years back and she is still having woes of no one to care for. All you can do is be there for her... sending healing hippy chick vibes to your Dad~~