Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 36

Thread: My dad is very sick....

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Belgium, near Ghent
    Posts
    12,568

    My dad is very sick....

    Sorry for not being here as much as I used to be....!
    My dad is very sick, and we go every 3 days to the hospital, taking turns with my sister & brother!

    He got 90 in January and was still good for a man of that age!
    So in February he left for Turkey for about one month; together with other elderly people. His sister & husband (88) also went!
    But after 1 week it went wrong.... His sister found him on the floor of his bathroom twice! The second time he acted rather strange and was talking gibberish...
    He was brought to the local hospital then.
    We were told not to go there, so we didn't...
    They told us many different stories, we didn't really know what was wrong.
    After 2 weeks he was brought back to Belgium with a "medical flight": him, a doctor and a nurse.
    We were so chocked when we finally saw him...!
    It was obvious that he hadn't be washed all the time he was in hospital, he was dehydrated too, but wasn't allowed to drink anything before the doctors here were sure he could still swallow well.
    His lips were covered with dried blood, and his mouth looked all red inside. Poor dad!!!
    His whole body was "blue" and his arms was in such bad shape because of needles and other stuff.
    After many tests, we finally learned that they gave him overdoses of bloodthinner (in Turkey), which caused his inner body bleed inside on really lots of places!!
    We also are sure now that he got a seizure.
    The worst though is that they found out here that his aorta (main artery) is in very bad shape; it is calcified completely, cholesterol too, and it has many very very thin places; Those can break anytime, which will cause an instant death...! I hope you can all understand what I am trying to describe, my English is not really great when talking about medical stuff...
    All we can do now is going as often as possible (it's a 1 hour drive)
    They are givng some excercises to get in better shape, because he cannot stand on his feet anymore. Of course they must be very careful , regarding that artery!!
    He was till living on his own, but that won't be possible anymore....! So the hospital is trying to find a place for him in a home .

    Please add him to your prayers, he needs it very much!! Thanks!!!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2000
    Location
    Waltham, MA, USA
    Posts
    35,946
    He will be in our prayers, as will you. That all sounds so very scary!
    I've Been Frosted

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Rhode Island; USA
    Posts
    16,685
    Oh my!~ I am so sad for your Dad and for you, going through this.

    Do they think they will do surgery to replace the aorta?
    Sending prayers for all of you, from me here in Rhode Island.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Off-Planet: Usually Vulcan ;)
    Posts
    11,170
    I am so sorry to read your father is so sick, and no thanks to those doctors in Turkey I hope he does better here and I really hope they can possibly do something regarding his artery!
    Mikey - [Pug/Beagle Mix] Spock and T'Stala - [Hermit Crabs] Rest in Peace, Bo. I love you - [African Cawed Frog] Bo II - [Guppy] Buzz - [VT Male Betta] Chippewa - [BT Male Betta]
    "Never be ashamed of a scar. It simply means you were stronger than whatever tried to hurt you."

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Posts
    4,396
    Very scary. Sending prayers for all of you.
    Gayle - self proclaimed Queen of Poop
    Mommy to: Cali and Diego (six year old kittens)
    (RB furbabies: Rascal RB 10/11/03 (ferret), Sami RB 24/02/04 (dog), Trouble RB 10/08/05 (ferret), Miko RB 20/01/06 (ferret) and Sebastian RB 12/12/06(ferret), Sasha RB 17/10/09 (border collie cross)

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Alberta, Canada
    Posts
    20,611
    Your poor dad and poor you! I hope he does recover and gets some strength back. I hope there are medications that will help dissolve the stuff in that artery. If he gets well enough to have an angioplasty, that will help a lot.

    HUGS and prayers going out to you and your brother and sister.
    "If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door." -- Milton Berle

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Delaware, USA - The First State/Diamond State - home of The Blue Hens
    Posts
    8,925
    Such a nightmare that your Dad has gone thru. Prayers that his doctors at home will be able to reverse some of the damage done, and get him feeling as well as can be expected.
    I've Been Boo'd
    Thanks, Barry
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    My little dogs - two heartbeats at my feet.
    by Edith Wharton & Me
    Sparky the Fuzzbutt - PT's DOTD 8/3/2010
    RIP 2/28/1999~10/9/2012
    Myndi the Fuzzbutt - Mom's DOTD - Everyday
    RIP 1/24/1996~8/9/2013
    Ellie - Mom to the Fuzzbuttz

    To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.
    Ecclesiastes 3:1
    The clock of life is wound but once and no man has the power
    To know just when the hands will stop - on what day, or what hour.
    Now is the only time you have, so live it with a will -
    Don't wait until tomorrow - the hands may then be still.
    ~~~~true author unknown~~~~

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    Posts
    12,898
    Sending our prayers for your Dad and for you and all your family, Lut.

    I meant," said Ipslore bitterly, "what is there in this world that truly makes living worthwhile?"
    Death thought about it.
    "Cats," he said eventually. "Cats are nice."

    -- Terry Pratchett, Sourcery

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    Santa Clara, CA
    Posts
    27,644
    Lut, I'm so sorry to hear this. Your father, you, and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. Please take care. (((HUGS)))
    Owned by Sky, Pearl, Ziggy Stardust, Alani, Blaze, Colby, Finnegan, and Summer.


    My Rainbow Bridge Babies:
    RB Pepper 3/17/97- 2/3/03 RIP Sweet Pepper
    RB Starr 3/22/05- 7/1/09 RIP Sweet Starr
    RB Sunny 8/25/00- 2/28/10 RIP Sweet Sunny
    RB Storm 1/11/96- 8/2/12 RIP Sweet Storm

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Location
    Copenhagen, Denmark - GMT+1
    Posts
    14,745
    Lut, I'm so sorry to hear what your father is going through, and what a shock for you. Sending lots of positive thoughts and (((hugs)))
    Randi



    "I don't know which weapons will be used in the third World war, but in the fourth, it will be sticks and stones" --- Albert Einstein.


  11. #11
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    Iowa
    Posts
    5,579
    Sending your father lots of prayers.
    Nancy



    All things work together for good to them that love God.
    (Romans 8:28)

    I've been defrosted-- Thanks, Sana

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    california
    Posts
    8,377
    So sorry about your father what a brave adventerous man to go on a trip like that at 90, he must be a great guy, I hope he gets better soon.
    don't breed or buy while shelter dogs die....

    I have been frosted!

    Thanks Kfamr for the signature!


  13. #13
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Belgium, near Ghent
    Posts
    12,568
    No, an operation can NOT be done because of his high age...! Such a replacement of the artery is a very delicate operation, he wouldn't survive this......

    This is dad! First picture is from November last year, the second was taken on January 19th, a few days before his 90th birthday. He looks so good on thiese 2 pictures, who woulfd have guessed that he would be so sick only 2 months later....?!




  14. #14
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    Posts
    12,898
    What a fine-looking gentleman! Prayers that at least some of the damage can be reversed and he will regain some health and strength.
    I meant," said Ipslore bitterly, "what is there in this world that truly makes living worthwhile?"
    Death thought about it.
    "Cats," he said eventually. "Cats are nice."

    -- Terry Pratchett, Sourcery

  15. #15
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Delaware, USA - The First State/Diamond State - home of The Blue Hens
    Posts
    8,925
    Quote Originally Posted by phesina View Post
    What a fine-looking gentleman!
    Yes - I agree - and very spry looking for a man his age.
    I've Been Boo'd
    Thanks, Barry
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    My little dogs - two heartbeats at my feet.
    by Edith Wharton & Me
    Sparky the Fuzzbutt - PT's DOTD 8/3/2010
    RIP 2/28/1999~10/9/2012
    Myndi the Fuzzbutt - Mom's DOTD - Everyday
    RIP 1/24/1996~8/9/2013
    Ellie - Mom to the Fuzzbuttz

    To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.
    Ecclesiastes 3:1
    The clock of life is wound but once and no man has the power
    To know just when the hands will stop - on what day, or what hour.
    Now is the only time you have, so live it with a will -
    Don't wait until tomorrow - the hands may then be still.
    ~~~~true author unknown~~~~

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Copyright © 2001-2013 Pet of the Day.com