Saturday, March 22, 2008

Update on Dad

He's beginning to experience some pain - not severe, but enough to make him uncomfortable. When the Hope Hospice nurse came Wednesday, she (via the Hospice doctor) provided him with a nasal pain medication. That, and a different sleep aid. He began taking both on Thursday and together they may be too much. He's awfully disoriented. Not in pain anymore, but not very lucid; and sooo sleepy. Tonight they're going to forego the sleep aid and see how he does with just the pain medicine. Hopefully, he'll feel more like himself tomorrow. We'll all be at the house for Easter and it'd be nice if he could enjoy it with us.

I see him every couple of days, and each time he seems a little weaker and thinner. I typically drive home in tears...it's hard to see him so frail. Joe saw him today, too. It had been six days for Joe and the change in dad just since last Sunday was a hard reality for Joe - he wept a bit. He loves dad like his own.

Well, tomorrow is a new day - Resurrection Sunday; the celebration of Jesus' victory over death and eternal life for those who believe. Here's hoping, with God's grace, that it will be a good one for dad as he's surrounded by his family who cherises him so.

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