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BethLang
06-19-2012, 05:24 PM
Hi everyone!
I am headed off to a school counseling conference in Minneapolis this week and just found out from my mom that my dad is in ICU unable to breathe on his own with asphixation pneumonia that keeps coming back because he can no longer swallow on his own, and there are "dark spots" on one of his lungs. He is sedated and on a ventilator and Mom called me last night to have "the talk about what he wants". It is grim. He is only 70. I live across the state from my parents and have not seen them yet this year. We were going up after the 4th of July, though it may be that I have to leave the conference and go say my good byes this week... If you could all pray that whatever is to be happens smoothly and without further complications for any of us and for strength and peace for us, it would mean alot to me....SIGH..... Thanks all...:(

crazsquaw
06-19-2012, 05:51 PM
oh sweetie...this is so hard to hear!! Of course many prayers and hugs being sent your way for you and your loved ones.

missdamsel
06-19-2012, 06:08 PM
Praying Beth!

Ambelleina
06-19-2012, 06:14 PM
What a difficult situation. It's hard when you have to watch someone you love so much at the end of their life and make those decisions. I was just thinking this morning about when my grandpa was in hospice. Sigh. I hope everything goes smoothly for you and your mom. This is never easy, but you two will give each other strength. Sending positive thoughts your way. <3

conniep
06-19-2012, 07:25 PM
Saying a prayer :( it's never an easy thing or time to have to face. Sending you BIG HUGS, too!

prettyingreen
06-19-2012, 07:29 PM
oh my goodness, i'm sorry you're going through this I hope that you have time to make it there, sending you big hugs and keeping you in my thoughts and prayers!

ShiLane
06-19-2012, 08:36 PM
:( sending plenty of positive thoughts your way, i'm so sorry you're going through this hun!

AmyP
06-19-2012, 09:19 PM
Big huge hugs! I pray for perfect inner peace during this difficult time. I wish there were words... just know that there are a lot of people that care!
xoxo

trina513
06-19-2012, 09:28 PM
***HUGS***

:( I hope everything turns out OK!! That is so stressful to be unable to be there - I know!

BethLang
06-19-2012, 09:35 PM
Thank you everyone! No news today, and I don't know if that is good or bad....and I am off to catch a flight. Taking information with me in case I need to get a flight from the conference to my parent's town just in case. Packed for both "venues". Guess I have to take this one day by day. Also got myself some bach's rescue remedy (holistic support) and some other flower essences that work well to ease my anxiety. I do really appreciate being able to come to Gingerscraps and share, and find such wonderful support. Thank you everyone. I am heading off now...Thank you so much....Hugs back...

JillW
06-20-2012, 12:30 AM
Beth, my heart is aching for you. Please know I'll be praying for your dad ... and your entire family ... praying you can feel God's arms wrapped around you all ... sending you HUGS!!!

Tree City
06-20-2012, 12:58 AM
I'm praying for you and your family! And I do hope you get some news soon if only to ease your mind a bit.

kimmyscraps
06-20-2012, 01:13 AM
My heart goes out to you Beth! Praying for your whole family. It's so hard being soooo far away! Hugs!

nutsaboutgabe
06-20-2012, 09:53 AM
Praying for you, your dad and your family.

nikkiecole71
06-20-2012, 10:55 AM
Sending prayers your way.

StarWarsFans
06-20-2012, 02:19 PM
Oh Beth! I am so sorry. I will be praying.

BethLang
06-20-2012, 02:35 PM
Thanks everyone. Update is that the Dr feels Dad will go to a pulmonary rehab facility. That's the improvement over talking about the end of his life taking place in the hospital. Still not the best news....

JulieEnriquezDesigns
06-21-2012, 04:20 PM
My thoughts are prayers are with you Beth.

GingerScraps
06-21-2012, 08:47 PM
Sending prayers your way! Keep us updated Beth. Big hugs to you!! <3 <3 <3

BethLang
06-29-2012, 08:05 PM
Hi everyone, just got back from Minneapolis, and did not have to get a new flight to Erie, PA. Right now, Dad is struggling with swallowing issues, and is in pulmonary rehab at a different facility (critical care facility for pulmonary issues). He had been in a medically induced coma for over a week, then a tracheotomy was performed. I do believe he will transition from the ventilator to the trach kind this week. Still an uphill battle for him and I do not understand what is causing all the problems, or what it means long term/ short term/ day to day. Feeling hugged by lots of sweet cookies (that would be y'all!) makes it easier to face. Love you all!

Ambelleina
06-29-2012, 08:24 PM
much love, beth. <3

Neverland Scraps
07-02-2012, 01:38 AM
Oh Beth I am sorry that your dad is going through this. Will be praying for his health, the doctors wisdom and of course comfort and understanding for the family. Please keep us posted ((hugs))

Inspired Designs
07-02-2012, 01:31 PM
Sending positive thoughts and prayers your way Beth.