SRS OT, I'd like your moral and emotional support. My dad is sick. :(

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  1. The Green Bastard

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    He's 75, and very frail. He needs a walker and help getting around. I've watched him fail on a daily basis the past few years. He's diabetic, and has had so many setbacks, I"m amazed he's kept his head above the water.

    Because of the diabetes, his circulation is very poor. Just over a month ago, because of the poor circulation in his legs, he developed gangrene in 2 toes which had to be amputated. He's been in the hospital for nearly 6 weeks now.
    My mother and family are really stressed because of all the worrying and continued setbacks in my father's health.

    He had an arterial replacement in his leg on Tuesday, and through this operation, they could save his foot, which was next on the amputation list.

    Wednesday morning, he suffered a heart attack. It was only minor, but it was a heart attack nonetheless. And yesterday, he started hallucinating, he didn't recognize my mother or cousin, and was in a terrible state. It's possibly related to the medication they have him on, but we'll only know if it's from the meds after a couple dry-days for him.

    I just ask that my fellow OTers keep my dad (Bennett) in their thoughts and minds through these tough times for him, and for my family.

    I'm going tonight to see him, and I really hope he's improved.

    I'll keep you all posted with any updates. I"m really in a bad state, and haven't been on OT regularly for some time.

    Thank you.
     
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    I got to visit him for a couple hours tonight...and I spent most of the time crying or choking back tears. He's still very bewildered, confused. And they had to restrain him and give him sedatives tonight, he was trying to get out of his bed. He didn't recognize me when I got there, but I asked him if he knew who I was. He said "Yes." And I asked him again, and he was just looking at me, TRYING to remember...I said "I'm your son." And he replied with, "Mark."
    I broke down at that point. I was crouched beside his bed, talking to him, and he lifted his right hand and placed 2 fingers on my forehead and smiled....and again, I was a mess.

    But I think the Dilantin might be starting to wear off. It can take 48+ hrs to clear it of his system.
     
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    prayers or no?

    edit: i meant to say are prayers ok by you. hate to be rude or pushy.
     
  4. Cerridwen

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    I sincerely hope that your father gets better!

    Out of curiosity, if your dad is 75 how old does that make you?
     
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    I'm not a religions person, but If someone wants to pray for him, It would be appreciated. :hs:
     
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    Sorry to hear that TGB. :hug:
     
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    thats rough bro :hug:
     
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    sorry to hear this man. :hs:
     
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    Thanks. :hs: My whole family is in pretty rough shape...hoping he gets better soon.
     
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    your father and family will be in my thoughts :hug:
     
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    Im not religious at all, but my thoughts are with you and your dad.
     
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    youve got my prayers
     
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    But on the upside (I have to keep my mind positive) I have a job interview Tuesday morning for a position with an industrial electrical sales company. :)
     
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    when things are going tough, something good always comes around. good luck with that :bigthumb:
     
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    75? 33?

    Damn... pops was getting busy late in life.



    Sorry, you have to realize I'm in OT mode right now.

    thoughts...
     
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    lol I was an oops, apparently. :hs:
     
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    I want him to feel better so he can explain to me his son's taste in porn
     
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    my dad's right side of his body is 50% paralyzed due to a stroke.

    happened when i was 10 and i am now 21... he was using a cane but just recently in a wheelchair

    i feel you bro :hug:
     
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    :rofl: Nobody can explain that.
     

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