Feb 08, 2011 - 2:56 pm
Wanted to update you. My father isn't doing too well. Though his pain is lessening because of the radiation treatments and new meds (he's on Dexamethasone (THANK YOU SHERRI! I kept telling my mom to ask the Dr. about it and turns out she just put him on it!) and Methadone) he's continuing to get weaker and more frail. My mom thinks he's had several more TIA strokes as he has vertigo and walks funny. He also is having lots of trouble making it up their insanely steep 17 stairs to the bedroom. He's out of breath by the time he reaches the top. That prompted my mom to bring up the conversation of getting a bed and putting it on the first floor. Thankfully my dad understands and probably is relieved he doesn't have do that anymore. Though I'm not sure how the bathing situation is going to work. And not sure if it's the drugs, him or a combination of both, but he just seems so detached from everybody.
Thus...I had an awful day yesterday. No matter how much you prepare your mind and know what's coming, it doesn't matter. When the reality starts staring you in the face, it is just so raw and painful. I'm dreading walking in their house and seeing a bed in the living room!
Please continue to pray for me and my family. It's truly the only thing that can bring me comfort. As for this journey with EC, it really does stink!
Blessings to You All,