Saturday, September 19, 2009

My dad

The kids and I made the drive to San Jose on Wednesday and Thursday. We are staying in a nice hotel that serves us a good breakfast! A shopping center with all kinds of restaurants and a Safeway is in the same complex. It takes us 15-20 minutes to get to the hospital depending on traffic.

Dad has had ups and downs this week, with last night starting a down ward spiral. He hasn't pulled out of it this morning and we are waiting to hear what is going on. It doesn't look good at this point. If he does buck up, he will not be going back home, but into a skilled nursing facility aka nursing home. I HATE nursing homes and I hate to do this, but mom can not care for him anymore.

I have dozed a little bit each night we have been on the road and here, so I am exhausted and near tears all the time. I am going to try some Benedryl tonight to see if I can at least get a little bit of sleep. Please keep us all in your thoughts and prayers, especially John as he seems to have a migraine today. I think he woke up with it. We still have over an hour before we pick up Robert at the airport. I need him and he's only here for about 24 hours.

9 comments:

Jean in Georgia said...

Hugs to you sweetie. You and your family will be in my prayers as you go through this difficult time.

Cindy said...

Thoughts and prayers are with you during this trying time. Virtual hugs to all of you, too!

IrishgirlieKnits said...

Hugs Tammy. I'm keeping you and your Dad in my prayers today!

PNWBookGirl said...

Yes, more hugs! Let us know if there's anything we can do to help you while you're down there, or when you get back home. We're all sending positive thoughts for everyone in your family!

Alyssa said...

I'm so glad you and the kids are there for your mom and dad (and that Robert will be joining you soon). You all have been in my thoughts these past few days and I'm sending positive vibes your way.

I wish I could email you a hug. :)

cockeyed said...

Keeping you all in our thoughts~

Lavendersheep said...

I am so sorry. I hope everything turns out alright.

Linda said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Hugs for all of you.

JustJen said...

Oh, Tammy! I'm sorry you're all having to go through this. You're in my thoughts and prayers.