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Old 01-09-2012, 01:23 PM   #31
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I haven't been around for awhile - Dad hasn't been doing well and I have been having the usual pain issues.

Last night Dad just took a very sudden turn for the worst. I just said in a very assertive manner, "Dad, I am calling the ambulance". He didn't argue - in fact I think he was a little relieved. What took him to the hospital was his blood sugar plummeted (easily fixable with a dextrose drip, though I don't think we could have left it much longer). However, what kept him there overnight was he needed 2 units of blood and a saline drip to rehydrate him.

I am just on my way back to the hospital now. Just thought I would let you all know as you have been very supportive and caring.
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Old 01-09-2012, 01:33 PM   #32
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(((Hugs LPBeier))) and healing vibes being sent in your dad's direction.
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Aw Laurie! That's too bad. Hope things even out for you soon.

Anyone seen/heard from Uncle Bob?
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Old 01-09-2012, 01:39 PM   #34
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Old 01-09-2012, 01:43 PM   #35
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Thanks for he update, Laurie. You and Dad are in our thoughts. I hope things improve quickly.
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Old 01-09-2012, 02:18 PM   #36
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I hope things get better LP. Thoughts and prayers for you and your dad.
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Old 01-09-2012, 02:25 PM   #37
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i'm sorry to hear about your dad, l. i was thinkng of you tge other day watching the canucks play. i'm sending prayers and positive energy your way.


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Aw Laurie! That's too bad. Hope things even out for you soon.

Anyone seen/heard from Uncle Bob?
unka bob was just here the other day. he posted in the dinner thread, june.
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Old 01-09-2012, 02:29 PM   #38
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I haven't been around for awhile - Dad hasn't been doing well and I have been having the usual pain issues.
I'm sorry to hear that you and your Father are having such tough times. I hope everything improves for both of you.

Life seems to be a continuous series of tests. One after another, we are tested to see our strength of character.

You're holding your own very well Laurie. Keep it up!
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Old 01-09-2012, 06:35 PM   #39
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Thanks, everyone!

They are being very vague about what it happening with Dad. Now that he has had the blood transfusions and his blood sugar is being stabilized with insulin, they are worried about his kidney function but aren't doing much about it. They keep saying he will be in "a couple of days" but we have been down that road twice now (4 months and 2 months).

I am going back up to the hospital now, but will only be going once a day this time around. It is just too hard on me going twice a day. But I need to be there for decision-making and interpreting when Dad can't hear and/or understand. I hope he gets put on my sister-in-law's ward again.
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Old 01-09-2012, 06:39 PM   #40
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i'm sorry to hear about your dad, l. i was thinkng of you tge other day watching the canucks play. i'm sending prayers and positive energy your way.
Was that by chance when we kicked the Bruins' but in the grudge match of the season?

Thanks for your thoughts and prayers - they mean a lot!
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