Behind My Red Door

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Prayers Please…

I debated on whether to even post because I usually keep my blog about the lighter side of life, but I have been getting a lot of emails and messages asking about my trip to Maine last weekend and wondering where I am and if I am OK so I decided a quick post was the way to go to reach as many as possible.

I am fine and my trip was wonderful – more on that later when time permits. But just when I was getting caught up in chores and laundry and getting pictures taken of my new treasures  and dealing with all the other stuff that happens when you dare to take off for a few days, my dad was rushed to the ER with rectal bleeding yesterday afternoon and that is my concern right now. My mom and I spent the rest of the day and part of the night there with him. He isn’t bleeding anymore but they need to find out why that happened so they admitted him. He is supposed to have tests, like a colonoscopy,  to get to the bottom of this. But when I spoke to him just now -  not a thing was done all night. No prep drinks, nothing. He hasn’t even seen a Dr even since 7:30 ish last night. He's 88 and handicapped ...and has a heart that doesn't pump at full speed - they should take that into consideration. I tried to get some answers from his floor nurse and she knew nothing either. (I am his health care proxy and next of kin.) And this is at a top notch world renowned medical center too. It is very frustrating to say the least.

So my focus will be on parents for the time being. Making sure my dad gets the care he needs and making sure my mom is OK too. I’ll be back when I can. If I don’t answer emails or comments or moderate your comment or read blogs, you’ll know why. Please keep my dad in your prayers if you are so inclined. Thanks so much!

hugs, Grammy Linda