Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Night off - just got home from work after taking care of Dad for a few days last week. Dad had an x- ray due to some digestive issues. He's got a large mass in his colon which they checked out further. With his age, another cancer a few years ago, and heart issues, surgery is not an option for him and he refuses any other treatment.

He's comfortable, Such tumors usually don't cause a lot of pain. He's happy the Seahawks won (I know, I know, but he's my Dad) and my dear cousin Liz (the pretty blond with the horse and the mountain home from this summer that Dad loves like a daughter) and her big fluffy dogs will stay with him through the New Year until I can get back.

No need to leave a comment - but prayers for his well being are appreciated. He might have a few more months, it might be tomorrow-- we really don't know. He's almost 95 and has outlived two wives and two children and he's said he's ready to join them, though he takes his meds, curses Football teams from back East,  does his daily physical therapy and beats his full time home health nurses I got for him so he doesn't have to go into a "home", in cribbage--daily.  Badly.  (he's a wicked cribbage player).  Who knows.   His  sister got Lymphoma at 92 and was told she had 6 months and lived 4 more years. God is good--we'll stick with His plan.

18 comments:

  1. So sorry that is the way I lost my mother, our prayers will be for your father and your family, again sorry to hear this.

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  2. You say Seahawk fan like it is a bad thing?

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  3. I wish your Dad and all the rest of yours the best.

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  4. This is the time to wrap your heart with memories to chase away the cold of sadness.

    Prayers for him and you.

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  5. Yes. I've been there, and done that with my Dad last winter. I know about this stuff. Talk to him as often as you are able. Let him enjoy the sound of your voice.

    Rich in NC

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  6. Wishing the best for y'all for Christmas.

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  7. When the moment arrives, as it always does, many, and I do mean many, will find solace through the words you have written about your Dad over the years. We know him through you. We respect him through you. And we will mourn through you. But, we are all better because of knowing him through you. That is testament to both of you. Thank you Brigid for letting us know him. :-)

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  8. God is good--we'll stick with His plan.
    Wisdom.
    May God give your dad a peaceful entry into His arms.
    Not necessarily soon.

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  9. Hi Brigid, I absolutely love what you and your family are doing for your Dad. Sounds as thought he is in good spirits. I'm sure one of those teams from back east is mine ,Patriots! Take care and obtw, bacon is done and I'm looking for a foam box or small cooler to send it on it's way.

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  10. it is said that God won't give you a burden that you can't handle. I hope & pray that it's true. i suspect that it is.

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  11. Both of my parents are long gone, I know the ground. It doesn't matter your age when the realization hits, "I'm an orphan!" When the time comes, (not soon, I pray) we will grieve with thee; until then, build as many happy memories with Dad and Partner as possible. They wil help. Thank _you_ for the gift of your writing, it has touched me and others.
    Have a Merry Christmas, Brigid.

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  12. Brigid~
    I just saw this post as I wasn't doing a very good job reading blogs when we were on vacation. I just wanted to drop a line and let you know that I'm praying for both you and your father. If there is anything you need from afar please don't hesitate to ask.

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  13. Sending prayers and thinking of all of you...

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  14. Been thinking about you and your dad since I read this. Stephen summed up my thoughts pretty well. We've known you and yours through your words. Thank you for sharing so much of yourself. Prayers for God's will.

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