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Old 01-17-2011, 01:01 PM   #1
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Thoughts and Prayers Please

Many of you know I took time off because things were getting pretty stressful with my and my Dad's health.

I am taking Dad to the Doctor today "just to get my prescriptions....he is a busy man and I can't bother him with anything else". Dad is in full denial that his chest is congested and he is at risk for another bout of pneumonia which, depending on the type could at the very least put him back in hospital (which would be a good thing though he doesn't think so) and at the worst kill him. I know that sounds harsh, but we have been living with that reality since last summer when he spent four of five months in the hospital and had both asperation pneumonia and bacterial pneumonia (4 bouts altogether.

DH is working so I have to take him myself and I will be going into the office with him. Please think of me while doing this as I may have to be straight with the doctor in front of Dad and then will have to drive him home.

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Old 01-17-2011, 01:24 PM   #2
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You've got my thoughts and prayers....Good Luck
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Old 01-17-2011, 01:29 PM   #3
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Rooting for you, and prayers on the way. How well I remember going through what you are facing with your dear daddy. Don't let yourself forget what a good daughter you are.
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Old 01-17-2011, 01:34 PM   #4
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You know my thoughts and prayers continue with you. Hugs, PF
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Old 01-17-2011, 01:38 PM   #5
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Dads can be ornery at times. I know, I am one and my kids will verify the truth in my comment.

We are thinking of you and dad. We know you have the strength to make it through this.
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Old 01-17-2011, 01:42 PM   #6
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Continuing my prayers for you both.
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You know you all have our prayers.

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Old 01-17-2011, 01:49 PM   #8
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My dad is awful with doctors. He always thinks he knows better! Before Mom died, she would call me to chew out Dad when he wouldn't follow directions. Hope you have the courage to do what is best!
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Thanks, everyone. I am actually hoping that the doctor will read him the riot act and put him in hospital for IV antibiotic. This will give me, DH and my sister some leverage with Dad and the government to get Dad on a list for a care facility which can give me the full-time care he needs.
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I'm sorry you have so much to deal with. My hopes and wishes for you and your Dad. Much love always, Sally.
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