Originally Posted by writeleft
I am just checking in today, I came here first to see if there was any news, as well as to assure you that my prayers are with you all, in this time of need.
I just lost both of my parents, my mother in October and my dad 30 days later in November. My mother collapsed on the patio, and broke her neck. We spent 23 days with her in the hospital, with her alert part of the time, and asleep much of the time. When she finally passed away, my dad stopped eating and passed away himself 30 days later..I still hardly believe it. But I do know what is like to sit at your parents side day after day, night after night, and one after another in my case. Please take time for yourself, to reflect and to remember the best of times you had together. Everything is in the lords hands at this point, and never forget that miracles happen everyday in this world of ours.
As you can see, us here at the stroke board, are behind you 100%, and only want the best for your dad, your mom and yourself. I don't know if there are other siblings, aunts or uncles, but if there are, love and support to them as well.
Dont forget to keep yourself hydrated and rested, this is such a difficult time on your entire body and spirit. Thank you for sharing your experience with us, and take good care..
So sorry about your loses. I can't even imagine.
Quick update tonight. I went and saw my dad. He looks really bad. His face is so emaciated looking now. He is coughing up so much blood from the lungs. His platelets are very low...
His albumin is low and he is leaking so much fluid from his belly feeding tube. They are changing his bandages and bed cloths 5 and 6 times a day.
His eyes were opened and he moved his left arm and foot some today but he rally is not listening to anyone at all.
If his kidney function worsens in the next day or so my mom and I may move him to comfort care. So hard to see him like this...and if his secondary things get better there is such a huge question mark with his brain and function beyond what he is doing now.
Is the anyone in particular we can ask for for a consult for perhaps more guidence on the future chances of recovery? Any brain scans we can ask for to see if anything is working up there?
Please pray for us to have the strength to do what is right for my dad.