Sunday, October 30, 2011

pumpkin patch




Thank you everyone for the well wishes for my FIL...
we are still waiting on tests...
he has gallstones...
they need to remove the gallbladder..
but he has a leaky heart valve which can cause issues..
tomorrow they will run a scope to check his heart..
to see if he will be able to have surgery or not...
He is 80 years old and has dimentia...
so far he has had to have security in his room...
he suffers from sundown syndrome...
at night he gets very disoriented...
especially when he is not at home...
he has hit and kicked nurses...
accused them of taking his wallet...
he escaped to the parking lot yesterday...
had to spend the afternoon in the nurses station...
he is not an easy patient.....so this makes
treating him even harder...
Tonight we are celebrating my Moms 65th birthday...
believe it or not we will have the whole family together...
will be a welcome break....

11 comments:

Sandra said...

I love the photo of little britches and the pumkin patch, the two hands are wonderful, one so small and one so big.
thanks for the update on FIL, i can relate to what you are feeling. my dad had the same thing, not the gall stones but the dementia and the sundown thing. daddy spent most of his time in front of the nurses station and had a close pin thingy that went off if he stood up. his home had alarmed doors to keep them in and warn when they got within 3 feet of the door.
enjoy your moms birthday, tell her happy birthday from blog land.

Linda Chapman said...

Prayers for strength.....
Makes your heart hurt.

Joani said...

Am so sorry to hear about your FIL. That must be awful to have dementia. Hope your mom has a happy 65th birthday. Another stepping stone in this journey of life. Thanks for sharing.

Poopers AKA 2Ply said...

That's a tough situation for your family. I hope the birthday celebration is a good break for all.

Farmchick said...

This same situation happened with my beloved grandmother. It is very sad and so hard to deal with.

Jill from Killeny Glen said...

LOVE! LOVE a pumpkin patch and family time! Beautiful.

Dolores said...

Sending prayers.....it's especially hard for people with dementia to be in the hospital..

I hope your mom had a great birthday!

Little britches is toooo cute.

Flora said...

Must be so hard...my mom was the same when she was in the hospital...its so hard when they don't know what is happening!!

Love and prayers.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

First, Happy Birthday to your mom!! Second, love your pumpkin photos!

I'm just now catching up after being gone awhile, hope all goes well for your FIL. Such hard situations when so many issues are involved. Prayers for all of you, Deb. blessings ~ tanna

"Auntie" sezzzzzz... said...

Sadness...

Glad you had a happy celebration, to help though. My Daughter was born on Oct. 30th. :-)

Gentle hugs,
"Nothing beats a haunted moonlit night on All Hallows Eve.... And on this fatal night, at this witching time, the starless sky laments black and unmoving. The somber hues of an ominous, dark forest are suddenly illuminated under the emerging face of the full moon."
~~Kim Elizabeth

Linda said...

Pumpkins, Pumpkins, Pumpkins.....I love them all...the different colors and interesting shapes.