Thursday, December 1, 2011

November 30th....

Our Dad is loved by so many, which is so encouraging. We get lots phone calls, texts, emails and visits from all kinds of friends and family. Actually, one of the main reasons we started this blog was to keep everyone updated more easily. We will try and update at least once a day until he gets better.

He didn't sleep well last night and didn't get much rest in today, so we really hope he sleeps better tonight. Our brother Christopher is with him tonight so Mom could go home and rest. As I left tonight at 11 pm, he had just moved to the cozy recliner to sleep, so maybe he's sleeping good now.

He's breathing much better these few days, though he's still short of breath when talking. Dr. Joyce thinks the pneumonia is starting to break up which is a good thing. They also moved him down to 8 liters of oxygen and the doctor wants to continue to wean him down from there. He got a chest x-ray today, so we should find out about that tomorrow. He didn't eat much today but he was pretty tired. He's still taking lasix to get rid of the fluid and he's on a couple of different antibiotics for the pneumonia.

The only new concern is that he's getting confused from time to time. I think he realizes right after he says something that it doesn't make sense but he did it quite a bit today. I'm sure there are many reasons why this is happening and probably the number one reason is lack of sleep.

Thank you all so much for loving our Dad and caring so much! We thank you so much for the flowers, the cards, the messages, the visits, and mostly we thank you for the prayers. I truly believe that he's getting better because of them! Keep praying!!

Prayer Requests
-The congestion and echo in his ears to clear up, so he can be apart of conversations again.
-The confusion to clear up
-Pneumonia to continue to get better

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