Friday, June 10, 2011

Family Health Update

Well y'all, I've been going through what seems to be an endless revolving hospital door these past few weeks as I've visited one family member after another. I have a quiet moment at home now, so I thought I would give you a quick update...

First was my dear Mother-in-law who broke her pelvis and hip a few weeks ago. She is walking well with a walker now and was recently moved from the hospital to a nursing facility for a bit more rehab. Hopefully she will be back in her lovely little assisted living apartment later in the month. She is blessed...

Next was my Mom, who, one week after my MIL's fall, took an ambulance ride to the emergency room for near fainting and a high temperature and was admitted to the hospital overnight for observation. Thankfully her issue was swiftly determined to be thyroid related and has been corrected with thyroid medication. She's doing just fine...praise the Lord!

But alas, my Dad has now joined the ranks of the hospitalized. He was admitted this Tuesday for what was supposed to be a day and an overnight stay for tests related to some breathing problems he'd been having. But Tuesday to Wednesday has now turned into Friday to Saturday and maybe beyond, as now they cannot seem to keep his blood pressure under control. Most all of the many, many tests have shown good results, but if the blood pressure problems persist they are likely to do a heart catheterization to better determine blood flow and test how well the heart is pumping....
so...plenty to pray about. Poor Daddy - he is so tired of being there. Poor Mom, so is she...

Hubby and I have been camped out at Mom and Dad's since Tuesday and I've been with Mom at the hospital and also at her house taking care of this and that while hubby was at work. We came home to our house tonight to take care of things here tomorrow, and we will await the latest updates from the cardiologist and other various specialists...your prayers are greatly appreciated.

So, that's what's been going on around here. I'll keep you updated as I know anything definitive...
Thanks friends!


  1. Becky, all the parents are in my prayers right now, especially for doctors to determine your dad's issue. May God strengthen each of you and give you peace through this time.

    My father-in-law passed away last week. I covet your prayers too.


  2. Many of us are dealing with Parent Care these days,so we know what you are going through. Just know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

  3. Hi Becky,
    Praying for healing for your loved ones!

  4. Hi Becky,
    Oh your family has had a time of it. I know this story too well. I will be praying for continued health for your mother and MIL. And for your Father that the doctors are blessed with the knowledge to help him to a full recovery.
    Take care of yourself too sweetie.
    Blessings always,
    XO Celestina Marie

  5. Well goodness, I'm adding them all tot he prayer list right now! Take care of yourself Becky. Hopefully this hospital streak is over!


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