My Father is Dying....
I recently wrote an article about my family coming together to celebrate my father’s 90th birthday. I spoke of the joy of seeing family that I’d not seen in several years and the fun we’d had recounting the “same old family stories”. I am truly glad that I had the pleasure and the opportunity to be at that party because it may be the last one for him.
My brother sent me two audio files of the updated prognosis of my father’s recent trip to the doctors. The report came back that he was slipping away.
An infection in his feet caused by his immobility is gaining strength in his legs. The immobility creates an insufficient blood flow which in turn complicates the body’s natural ability to heal. Consequently, he would need surgery to effectively combat the infection.
The arteries to his heart are opened less than 10% because of congestive heart failure. His robust appetite waned years ago and although he has excellent home care and is surrounded by those who love and respect him, he has lost too much weight.
The result is that he will be going into a home hospice program to endure until the end. I am so glad that I went to that party…..
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