My mother and step-father have been in the VA hospital for 3 weeks. He went in with pneumonia but is also in renal failure and on dialysis three days per week. My mom has taken care of him for the past 6 years or so. It has gotten to the point she is no longer able to provide the amount of care he needs. She has cried and worried so much. While there the doctors drained fluid from this lungs and in the process puncture his lung thus requiring a chest tube to be placed. Yesterday the "doctors" came in and removed the tube telling my mother they were preparing to discharge....mind you he is so weak he cannot lift a straw. She became so upset....well need I tell you when God does something He does it well. In a matter of a couple of hours it was all settled. Arrangements have been made for him to go to a nursing home that is near home and will provide transportation to dialysis. It is also the nursing home his grand-daughter works in as a speech therapist. He will also be able to have physical therapy to try to get some strength back. Please pray for him and Mom that God will continue to strengthen them and give them peace.
Wife,mother of two adults sons and their precious wives. Grandmother (YaYa) to two precious boys both born 11/20/08. Luke Austin and Prentiss William. Have been married to "pappy" for 33 years. Lovin life, laughter.