Friday, May 27, 2011

Update on dad

Dad is ok, but he isn't doing too good. His oxygen levels usually hang around 96 or 97, today when the nurse came it was 93. Nurse B said not to worry until it got into the low 80s. Well poo on Nurse B, I will worry if I want to.

Dad is having problems -- again -- with his blood pressure dropping when he stands. It is also low just sitting. Nurse B called the doctor and Dr said to stop one of dad's blood pressure medicines.

I was told by P, the Hospice social worker, that COPD can change on a dime. So I just don't know what to expect. Well I sort of do, but I still don't know. I know that sounds weird, but I guess I'm confused about a lot of things at the moment.

I am guessing we will soon be at the point where dad can't get out of the bed. When that happens I don't know what I'll do. I can't take care of him if he is bedridden.

Oh, did I tell you that I had to have one of dad's cats Sarah put to sleep a few weeks ago? He still has the other cat -- 150 --. It was hard to let go of Sarah. She was 16 years old. Such a sweet cat, we even mentioned her in mom's obit.


  1. So very sorry about Sarah.

    Your dad is so lucky to have you as his advocate and constant supporter, Kathy.

  2. Glad you are there for your dad. Stay strong.

  3. I've been catching up today . . . I'm sorry your dad is so ill. You are always in my prayers even when I don't make it over here for updates. I miss our old AOL-J days a lot ~ updates in our inboxes made us all seem closer. I miss you, Kathy. Love and blessings, Penny