UPDATE

Hello All! 
I apologize for being away for the past 10 days.    My dad finally woke up today twice, after 10 1/2 days of sleeping.  He was able to be awake about 30 minutes both times.   That is an answer to prayers.   He is on his way to recovering now, though it may be slow. 

Here’s how the past weeks have gone.

Last Monday: Surgery = eight hours.  He had 3 graphs and 23 laser cuts to his heart, so that new veins will be grown. 

Last Tuesday: his oxygen was lowered too much too fast, startled his eyes opened, unfocused and he grabbed the breathing tube, without searching for it, and pulled it and the feeding tube straight out and then threw them.  They tried to see if he could breath on his own, but decided later in the afternoon to put a CPAP on him.  He got very agitated and I was afraid he was going to break open his incisions.  So he was sedated again so that the breathing tube could be put back in.

He slept.

Last Friday: He awoke for about 5 minutes, long enough to focus on us and know who we are.  Then later in the night he bit his breathing tube in two.   So, he was sedated again and another breathing tube was inserted. 

He slept.

This Monday: his breathing tube was removed and he was given a tracheotomy, so that he could recover faster.  So he was sedated once again.  

He slept.

He was also put on pain medication and two broad spectrum antibiotics, because he came down with an infection and a bacteria growing in his blood.

He slept.

My dad has dementia and it takes him longer to recover, so being sedated so many times and being on the many medications, has had him sleeping very long.

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Have a great weekend!
God bless and keep you,
Sonia
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I'm a happily married mom of two, living in Arkansas and selling AVON. Both of my children are grown and in college. I often wonder where the time went. I never thought I'd have blog but when blogs came along, I jumped on board. That just goes to show one doesn't know what the future holds. I was born in 1967 but my life truly began in 1996. That is the year I realized I need God in my life. That is the year I asked Jesus Christ into my life. So, you will see, as you follow my blog, there will be mention of God, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit from time to time. I can't live without sharing that part of my life. I like to go to flea markets and visit antique shops and I usually find something to take home with me. I'm fairly new at crocheting. I tried to learn to crochet in my twenties but I didn't have left handed instructions. I could do it right handed but it was hard for me to keep my stitches consistent. Then a few years ago a left handed friend of mine gave me a book with left handed crocheting instructions and I learned to crochet. My first quilt was in done in 2001. Money was tight and I wanted to give my husband something nice. So I decided to make him a "blanket". Little did I know I would be hooked and still be making quilts years later. I'm starting my hand at scrapbooking and watercoloring. We will see how that goes. :) I update my AVON page each week with a special deal, so be sure to check it out. Well, that's a little about me. Hope you enjoy my blog and follow me on this journey.

4 thoughts on “UPDATE”

  1. Thanks Cheryl! They had to tie my dad's arms down for a day or two, early last week. Now he is week and when he wakes, it's just for a few minutes. Its going to be a slow recovery, but at least he is waking up. Thank you for your kind thoughts. 🙂

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  2. With the dementia, maybe sedation is the best way. My father was so far gone when he was rushed to the hospital that I had to tell them to tie him down to keep someone from getting hurt (him included). Glad your dad is getting better now.

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  3. Hi Sonia –

    What a difficult time for your dad! I'm glad he's doing better, and pray he recovers quickly.

    I also pray for strength for you and your family. The stress of a loved one in the hospital is difficult.

    Hugs,
    Susan

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