Friday, August 17, 2007

Back to the hospital :-(

Here we are in Lubbock, one more time. After our sudden trip to the ER in Clovis yesterday afternoon, we find ourselves back in Lubbock with Dad. He had begun to fill up with fluid again and was having trouble breathing, especially when he would lay down. We were given the option of having him treated in Clovis or take him back to Lubbock. Since they could not be sure that other, cardiac-related problems might arise (other than the fluid retention), we thought we'd better get him to Lubbock. Now they tell us that what they see on the x-ray may not be just fluid, but pneumonia as well. That always scares me. Pneumonia in an older, weaker patient is never good. But they have come a long way with medicines, so please pray.

I'm waiting for Judy to get back to the hospital. We got here at 1:30 a.m. Texas time and none of us slept until about 5 a.m. Judy left to get back to Clovis around 7 a.m. I sure hope she doesn't get too sleepy on the road back. I tried to take a nap several times today and everytime I did, someone would walk in to check on Dad. That's all right. Maybe we can all sleep a little better tonight. Dad seems to be feeling a bit better since he's gotten rid of a lot of fluid.

This is making me sleepy. More tomorrow...

4 comments:

Patti said...

Oh Veronica, I was so hoping things were going well with your dad by now. I've not had a chance to visit for awhile and am just now catching up. I'm so sorry to read that things aren't any better. Sending cyber hugs your way and prayers for your dad.

JudyL said...

Definitely hope it isn't pneumonia and hope you're getting a bit of rest. Praying for your family.

Yvonne said...

Keeping you all in my prayers.

Susan said...

I'm so sorry to hear that he's back in the hospital, but I think Lubbock was a better choice. I hope it didn't turn out to be pneumonia. My prayers are with you.