Sad: Personal Prayer Request

Barry and I are doing something today that neither of us are ready to do. Barry’s father passed away in the early 90’s. My dad may turn this thing around and come out healthy as a horse, but according to the physicians, it is not going to happen.

His heart is giving up, his kidney’s are failing and he is starting to show signs of liver failure.  He has lost his appetite, along with hi will to live.

Sandy, Kristie and myself got that strong-will, along with a few other traits rrom Pop. I think I inherited Pop’s cool, calm and collected demeanor.  At least, until I had brain surgery. Now I have my moments when I feel like a totally different person. If I get a headache, I have to get into a dark room and pull out the pain killers. I do not care for the person I become when my head hurts. Sandy and Kristie lookmoike Pop. I am my mother made over.

We are headed to visit and get Pop signed up for Hospice Care. We’d also like to give Kristie a litttle break if we can. A Deacon from our church is coming out to meet and talk to dad about his Salvation. We know he is saved and was baptised when he was younger. We just want to make sure he yws asked for forgiveness of his sins. I think we will all feel better knowing.

It breaks my heart to see him in such pain and it breaks my heart to see Kristie run ragged. I think the move we are making today will make things easier on everyone. I hope we are making the right choice, but how do you know? Let’s take it one day at a time.

Please keep my dad and our family in your prayers. Have great day, everyone!

26 thoughts on “Sad: Personal Prayer Request

  1. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.When my mom was diagnosed with leukemia, we had to make the choice of whether or not to have Hospice. The decision to say yes was a gift from God, as each and every person we met through Hospice was an “angel.” They carried myself and my family through one of the most difficult times of our lives, and I know the same will happen for you and your family..

    • Thank you for the inspiring words. My younger sister, daddy’s little girl, is having a tough time. She lives next door to him and is his main caregiver. I plan to share your words with her, hoping to ease the transition. Thanks again! Jill B.

  2. Reblogged this on mcclendonvilla and commented:
    I came across this post this morning and wanted to reblog it to request prayers for this family.

    I lost my daddy on 12 December 2012. It was one of the hardest moments of my life. As a little girl, it is one of those days that you can’t imagine ever happening. Daddies are supposed to live forever, right? Then, we get to be big girls and that hope doesn’t change. We love them, we still need them, no matter how grown up we are.

    Please pray for this lady and her daddy, for healing, for peace, and for the strength to get through whatever lies ahead. Thank you.
    Your sis in Christ,
    Suz

  3. You are in my prayers. I lost my daddy this past December. I am praying that things will turn around for your daddy and that you’ll have him for a whole lot longer than it seems at this moment. {{{Hugs}}}

  4. You have my prayers. Both my Dad and best friend had Hospice care as they neared heaven and it was a huge blessing to them, to family, and to friends. They will also follow up with family after he passes. Good and loving decision.

  5. I’m already praying for him and for you and Barry and your mom too, and I’ll keep you all in my prayers throughout.

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