Monday, January 16, 2012

Not Sticking To It

I am sticking with my new year goals, well all except the blogging one. I am having a hard time finding time. My father-in-law is very sick and it has taken an additional toll besides caring for my parents and aunt. I have also had a tummy bug.

My father-n-law has finally been given a true diagnosis of Cirrhosis of the liver (non-alcoholic type). He is in the final stages of this disease. The home health nurse said he might have 8-10 weeks left. He can no longer stay alone, is on a walker and O2 full time. He doesn't know when he needs to use the restroom. Sometimes he talks out of his head or sees things or people that are not there. He goes from grey to yellow. He eats very little and is staying swollen for the abdomen down. We took the boys by his apartment yesterday to get some pictures. We will be moving him today or tomorrow one to a nursing home in the same town where he lives. One of John's half sisters is a supervisor there and knows the nursing staff and such. She has been helping us with him ever since their Mom died (almost 3 years ago).

There are 2 more half sisters, John is the only biological child and closer to his Dad than the girls. Their Dad is still living and is a part of their lives. There are some hard feeling from one of the sisters grown children that we are not bringing him home with us and taking care of him here. They will just have to get over themselves. (They have not stepped up to help). John works outside the home and there is no way to keep a normal life for our boys, do their activities, me work and continue to take care of my folks and aunt, nor can I lift him. Please pray for us as we watch him transition to the next life. Man knows not when this will happen but the Lord does and we are trusting in him.

I hope to be around and post more often but we will see! Blessings!


Nico said...

Sending prayers your way dear friend.

Julie said...

Dear Marva and John,

My heart weighs heavy for you all this morning. I am so sorry you continue to struggle with health and family issues.

May peace and much need rest for you all arrive soon.

Praying for you.

Love ya,

Mimi said...

I am praying for you and your John and for your father-in-law.