Thursday, March 19, 2009

More Than Medication




A little chocolate contraband has never hurt anyone.

Dad is doing so much better. Unbelieveable. A real miracle!!!!

Since Tuesday Daddy has been coming back. He is still very confused; not eating much; BUT he hasn't been aggressive or violent in three days. The Dr's released him from all restraints Tuesday - that MUST feel good. A therapist came in and Dad made his "maiden journey" down the hospital hall with the aid of a walker. His IV has been removed. He's still hooked to a catheter and receiving fluids to help with the kidney failure, but all his counts have improved. We still haven't had the results back from the removal of the cancerous tumor on his bladder, but all is looking good. Praying the Dr's were able to get it all. He was taken off oxygen today, and is no longer receiving blood. Last night he had some difficulties with clots developing again. VERY painful. The nurses have to flush those out - *ouch*. Praying that will soon end. On the whole, he is doing so much better - a real miracle compared to the weekend. Sunday we were making decisions regarding resuscitation etc...a very difficult day - and now, today, he seems so much stronger. Can't wait to write the post about his homecoming!!!!!

The spark in Daddy's eyes has returned. At one point during my visit today, Daddy teared all up, as he tried to express his love for us. He said his heart couldn't be more full.

We wait now for Daddy to gain strength and his confusion to clear. Evenings are difficult. He loses sight of reality. My sister and her husband had an "interesting" visit tonight. Daddy is delirious. He thinks he is in prison and wanted them to sneak him out the back stairs. Poor guy.

I'm so thankful for all the prayers that have been offered on his behalf. Dad's recovery is due to more than medication. Lord may You continue to touch Daddy with Your healing Hand.

15 comments:

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

So glad to hear that good report.


Teresa

alittleilife said...

Such great news, Joy! But i'll pray until he comes home!

Sita said...

Bless you, Joy.."by Him, through Him, for Him..."
Love, Sita
..you have the sweetest smile, Joy!

Cheri Bunch said...

Loved hearing from you, Joy!

Enjoyed your update on your blog. Seems like there has been lots of progress.

'tis so sweet to trust in Jesus!

Sweet as chocolate! : )

I keep knocking and believing for you!

Love you,
Cheri

Runner Mom said...

We have such an awesome God! SO glad that today was an even better one than yesterday! Keeping the prayers lifted up, sweet Joy!

Hugs,
Susan

Debra said...

Praise God! Glad to hear your dad is improving each day.
Debra

Melanie Dorsey said...

Praise the Lord for such a good report!

Marilyn in Mississippi said...

This is wonderful news Joy! I hope you are being able to catch up some on your rest now!

Just curious.....is the mauve colored crocheted blanket on your Dad's bed something you brought from home or is the hospital's? Whichever, it looks nice and warm and soft and homey.

Sweet dreams,
Marilyn

Leah said...

So glad to hear things are better for your family. I know how much relief you must feel.

Leah

Catherine said...

Praising God for the way He has answered your prayers and faithfulness with the 'return' of your sweet Daddy! Continuing to trust Him and lift you daily in prayer.

Pssst...I'll sneak some chocolate in my purse before heading up tonight. ;o)

Anonymous said...

It is miraculous how God is bringing your father back to you.........What a testimony you have shared with us bloggers, on how to walk faithfully with Christ...Letting go and trusting him with your deepest pain...Thank you Joy for being a pure example, on what it is to be a follower of God...Blessings and we are still praying for God to carry you.............. kathy

Lutiemom said...

Joy, it is so good to hear the news of your dad's health and God's goodness.

Nancy

Tracy said...

Joy,
I just read back your last several posts...what a horribly difficult journey you and your family have been walking. I'm so grateful he is now improving...truly reason to rejoice!

Beth E. said...

Joy,
I have been out of town this weekend, so I'm just now reading this post.

I am thrilled to hear of the progress your father has made! Praise the Lord! I'm continuing to pray for his complete healing. I also continue to pray for you and your family. :o)

Blessings...
Beth E.

Kim said...

Thinking of you and your Daddy this morning. Prayers for a better week.