Thank you Will. UPDATE
I wife Alyson and I spent most of this week in our RV down at my folk’s is place. Mom seems to be going downhill pretty rapidly. The hospice nurse told Dan (my brother) today that it’s no longer a matter of months but a matter of weeks.
For the most part mom is alert and coherent but is unable to sit or stand. When she does her blood pressure drops so low she passes out and had a seizure one day when we were down there. She is also having trouble holding food down and sometimes even water.
My dad’s heart is in pretty bad shape, the doctor thinks the pacemaker is doing all the work for his heart. In addition to his heart problems he also has diabetes. My brother said today when the hospice nurse was there dad got real lightheaded and thought his blood sugar was low. He took his blood sugar and it was 132 which is about right for him, not low. The hospice nurse thinks he is not getting enough oxygen and that he should probably be on oxygen and hospice care also. He goes to his cardiologist next week for an echocardiogram. We will hopefully know a little bit more after that test.
He fell apart the morning my mother had a seizure. My wife and I were asleep when that happened but my brother and my niece, who has medical training, took care of mom. My brother said he had to tell dad to sit down and get out of the way because he just lost it. My mother is afraid that she will outlive him.
To make things even more complicated they have the living will on their property and as soon as they both passed away, depending on what day of the month that happens, we will have between 30 to 60 days to remove all of their belongings from the property, tractor, farm implements, etc., etc. – a lots of stuff!
Sorry to ramble on, but in some ways it’s helpful just to see it written down on the screen. We certainly do appreciate all your prayers.
Thank you guys, until you need the prayers you really don’t know how much they mean!
PS – I may be down at my folk’s place quite a bit until things settle down. If someone has an urgent need to get a hold of me, send me a PM, or an email. I check those both from my phone and I check them several times a day.
Thank you, Dale