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Taking a breather!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Pop had a major meltdown on Saturday when he called, almost crying, to tell me to get him out of the hospital. Thankfully I had the presence of mind to call the nurses station to see what the problem was and they talked him into staying until morning.

Yesterday I went to hospital twice, morning to calm him, afternoon to await the doctor.

Pop had valid complaints - and was misguided in some of his opinions. Long story short - we took care of all his complaints and found out what was really being done for him and he is now content to remain for the balance of his anti-biotic treatments.

Some of it was "separation anxiety" and a lot was just plain discomfort. Now we wait to see if he is discharged today or tomorrow.

Keep on Sparking! Thank you all for your prayers and hugs!!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SIMPLELIFE4REAL 5/17/2011 3:37PM

    Hospitals can be such uncomfortable places to stay in the best of circumstances. Patients really need an advocate for them. It's good that you were able to do that for your father.

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MSLZZY 5/16/2011 2:13PM

    Even the littlest things can upset us. I am so glad you talked
to the nurses first-hugs!

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OLDERDANDRT 5/16/2011 1:54PM

    Continued emoticon for your Dad. I'm glad you got him diffused and made more at ease. You are a great daughter and I admire you thinking enough to call the Nurse's station before jumping the gun......I would have shot and asked questions later! hehe

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BLESSEDGIGI 5/16/2011 9:48AM

    I too have been there and done that. It is soooo hard. You are a fantastic daughter and your father is so blessed to have you. Glad things are going better. God Bless! emoticon

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LIBBYFITZ 5/16/2011 4:55AM

    emoticon Sounds like a stressfull time for you and your pop. Glad it all worked itself out. emoticon

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GRALLEN 5/15/2011 8:11PM

    You made the right decision in this situation. Good job. And glad to hear "Dad" is doing better.

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TRYINGHARD1948 5/15/2011 8:11PM

    Your Pop is one lucky man to have you as a daughter. Hope all goes well for the future. emoticon

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CLEVERSPIDER 5/15/2011 7:20PM

    you handled that well.

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DIANESMILES 5/15/2011 6:41PM

    HI Linda !! It's SO HARD having older parents. This past spring BOTH Mum AND Dad were in critical condition. WOW the things my brothers (9 of them !) and I went through !!! I was beyond scared ! We ALL Were !!! Now they are back home (they were in FL we live in ME and Mum has turned critical and hospice has been called in. My heart is torn. Its hard huh? ALL the WORRY about them. At what point did WE become the parents and them the child?

Want to know what's ALMOST FUNNY, but NOT !? I have so many physical disablilities,,, my FOOLISH granddaughter who so sweet and loving,,,, thinks SHES now the one taking CARE OF ME !!! The other day I was in so much PAIN SHE sent ME to bed. LOL it was touching and loving,,,,but ! I am THE GRANDMA ! Gotta love her,,,, awwww

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2PONDS 5/15/2011 3:50PM

    emoticon calling the nurses station to find out what was going on with your Pop, Glad that he did stay to finish anti-botics and that you were able to settle him down. and give him some comfort!! Pray all goes well in his recovery!!! emoticon to you my emoticon

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MARTY19 5/15/2011 3:34PM

    I am so sorry to hear this. I'm glad you were able to resolve this. I'll pray he comes home today.

Love you

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DESTINYE 5/15/2011 2:22PM

    That is tough, and hope he has calmed down now, not easy getting older...

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NEW-CAZ 5/15/2011 1:42PM

    It's so easy for someone in hospital to get anxious and get the wrong end of the stick.
Not so long ago FIL was accusing staff of moving him all the time- they were in fact trying to prevent bed sores! Took ages to convince him the staff didn't "have it in for him".

You're doing an amazing job taking care of him Linda, huge hugs emoticon emoticon

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    Great big huge emoticon !!!

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ERIN1957 5/15/2011 12:22PM

    Linda, You have done an exceptional job in helping him. My prayers are with him, you, your family and his caretakers.


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JDFAN448HS 5/15/2011 11:48AM

    emoticon Best wishes for a speedy and complete recovery for your Dad. emoticon

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SEDONACAT 5/15/2011 11:17AM

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BUNNYCATS 5/15/2011 11:17AM

    Prayers for your Dad! emoticon emoticon

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BEYOURBEST1 5/15/2011 11:12AM

    I wish him a prompt recovery.

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SLENDERELLA61 5/15/2011 11:10AM

    Your dad is so lucky to have you, Linda. I know it isn't easy, but it is blessed work. Be sure to take care of yourself during these challenging times. Regards, Marsha

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NWLIFESRC 5/15/2011 11:09AM

    Be happy you still ave ur dad around

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 5/15/2011 11:03AM

    Glad that you were able to get your dad settled. I'll continue to keep you both in my prayers. emoticon emoticon

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JERSEYGIRL24 5/15/2011 11:03AM

    Wow, sounds like my visit with my father last Saturday. Even though for totally different reasons, I can more than relate. It was very upsetting seeing my father, a very take-charge person, near tears.

Glad you were able to calm him down. Take care, my Spark friend!!!

Love you,


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