daddy daily volume 38

October 3, 2008 at 10:47 am 2 comments

Mama said Daddy looks bad. Really bad. He’s not eating much of anything. They have gone to pureed food in hopes that he will be able to get some food down. He mostly holds the food in his mouth. He can’t think to swallow mostly. Mama has gotten some Ensure nutrition shakes in him. But, that’s about it. He did eat some mashed potatoes and gravy on Wednesday.  But, he even made a face yesterday when offered pureed sweet potatoes with butter! And we know he LOVES sweet potatoes.He doesn’t talk much. She said you can see all of his ribs, and that his face and eyes are sunken in and his collar bone is sticking out so badly that it almost looks like holes caved in on either side of his neck. 

He’s in some pain from arthritis and bulging disk in his back whenever the try to situate him in the bed. He’s taking Tylenol, or Tylenol PM in addition to anti-inflamatory stuff. But, because he’s allergic to anything that is an opiate, really strong pain meds are limited for him. He is calm, and pleasant. Mama says he smiles with his eyes when he doesn’t smile with his mouth. She said he doesn’t say much. Responds with yes or no.   Mama said that Tuesday he called out to a lady down the hall who was fussing. The lady was calling out loudly, “Get over here!”   Daddy responded, “Okay! I’m coming!” Mama had to explain that the woman calling out was confused, and that she was not talking to him.

Anyway, things are not looking good. Pray for his comfort, please.

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  • 1. Mel  |  October 3, 2008 at 2:24 pm

    Praying my friend :0)

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  • 2. pcase  |  October 3, 2008 at 6:13 pm

    Prayin’ without ceasing dear Tracey. My love to your Mom, too. Pick up the phone if you need absolutely ANYTHING!! Wish I could hug your neck!
    Pam

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