K and Kids Posted November 4, 2004 Share Posted November 4, 2004 I just got word last night that Dad's doctors have given him 2 to 3 weeks. My dear friends have been visiting Mom and Dad and keeping close tabs on things for me. My one friend (who is an RN) called me last night after spending time with Mom and Dad. She was very honest with me and said that we should make our trip sooner than later. Dad is hardly eating anything. He is very weak. The doctors are going to see if they can clamp the chest tube and get him home but that will of course have consequences as the hole in Dad's lung has not healed. The goal is to get him home if at all possible. My focus right now is to get the kids and I out there ... possibly this weekend. My sister is also looking at flying out at this time. She can spend longer with Mom so that will be good. I have school to worry about for Maia ... we have spoken to her teachers and I will be organizing independent study work to be sent with us. My Aunt and Uncle are planning to arrive and stay as long as Mom needs them too. Mom and Dad are doing OK right now. While Dad would dearly love to be home and free from poking and prodding ... there is a chance that this will not be possible. He does not want to burden Mom with having to do all the physical care etc. Between all of us we hope to make it possible though. I will try to keep you updated but with all that is going on it might be difficult. Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers and how grateful we are that you are here for Mom and Dad. I will eventually see any messages on here as at some point I will have access to Mom's computer. Take care Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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