Saturday, July 19, 2008

Thanks for the thoughts and prayers!

Thanks so much for the prayers for my Step-father!(see previous post) Yesterday He was moved to a room that is a step down from the Intensive Care Unit. They are now saying that his heart was not damaged by the Heart Attack. They have his blood sugars under control too.
His kidneys are still not in the best of shape but are better than when he arrived in the ER.
They gave him 2 units of blood on thursday along with a shot to help his body to produce more blood. They are not sure where he was losing his blood but feel it might be coming from the intestines and will do a colonscopy before he leaves the hospital. He is eating very good and seems to be more himself the past few days.
My step-brothers are all here now to help out and that is such a big relief for me and Mom.
Mom is doing good just a little tired from going to the hospital. I think she is going to stay home today and let the brothers go visit with Dad. My middle step brother is going to go ahead and move in with them. My dad didn't really want him too as he is a very proudful man and independent, but sometimes you have to forget pride and realize what is best for you.
This makes me feel so much better as I have worried about them so much when I am away at work during the day and 40 miles away from them.
Today I have a realtor coming to the old house to let us know if it is ready to have a For Sale sign placed in the yard. I sure hope so as Daniel and I both are worn out from working on it every week-end. Next prayer? Please God let it hurry up and sale!
Thanks again for all the prayers and positive Thoughts sent our way. You all are the best and I am always here for you all too!


Cat said...

Wow, glad to hear he's on the mend.
Hope the transition works out for both he and his son.

Good luck with the house!

Rosa said...

Wonderful news Beth. I'm sure your mom is exhausted and you too. Hang in there gf. This has been one hell of a year for you. Fingers' crossed on the old house! xo

Jeanie said...

I am so glad to hear things are improving a little bit. That's a huge scare, and I know it's still a ways, but boy, it'll be easier with a little more help from others and knowing that he's improving. Glad they'll have a roommate -- you need the break. Prayers coming on all ends!

Mary Timme said...

This has been such a difficult year for you! Good news, sort of, with your Step-dad, but I worry about the Colonoscopy! Well, tomorrow has enough worries for it's very own. Today we celebrate and breathe!

Shopgirl said...

This is certainly good news...we will just keep praying. And I just know the house will sell, you have worked so hard.
Hugs, Mary

JessInFocus said...

I am so glad he is doing better and that your step brother is moving in with them. What a relief! Good luck with your house!