Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Update on my dad.

My dad has been having a lot of problems breathing as of late. He got a new nebulizer yesterday, because he thought that the old one wasn't working anymore, because it wasn't helping him to clear his lungs and breathe like it used to. But last night it didn't work any better. He is just really struggling to breath. He doesn't want to leave the house anymore and get away from his nebulizer, and oxygen. I don't think my dad will live to see 2012. And he wants to be with mom, so there isn't a reason for him to fight what is happening. He called this morning basically to warn us that he will be checking out soon, so be prepared for the idea. I have seen him this bad before and then come out of it. But, I have the feeling that he is right. That he doesn'thave all that long left on the planet. And hey, good for him if he can be with mom again, and not have to leave this life in one of many worse ways.

4 comments:

Gramps said...

Sorry to see he's going downhill. He sounded pretty bad with his wheezing last time he came over. Is your family arranging any rotating visits or anything? Also, Maybe you should hold a sibling dinner over there.

Marilyn said...

Yeah, we are going to have to start doing dinners over there again, both for the siblings, and when we help him with meals.

Brett said...

What an ugly process though... I don't know what he's taking. Maybe there's something else they can put him on. Regardless of if it's "his time" to go or not, I don't think anyone remotely appreciates the feeling of not being able to breathe... Particularly because he can still breathe somewhat, so it just feels like a long drawn-out drowning. I wonder if any of his med doses can be adjusted, etc.

Marilyn said...

They did adjust them quite a bit, this is after the adjustment.