My father has fallen and can't get up

   / My father has fallen and can't get up #121  
Prayers for him, you and the family.
 
   / My father has fallen and can't get up #122  
Prayers. Reminds me of my FILs ordeal a couple years ago.
 
   / My father has fallen and can't get up
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He was admitted to the ICU and he's being treated there. He's stable for now.

Windows came in yesterday so got them in and insulated. Got the screen on, and hoping tomorrow for hte scratch coat. Finished the wood paneling on the inside and some odds and ends. My mother wants to get rid of the sliding glass door and replace it with a french double door. So we got that. And got the tile cut for the shower.

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   / My father has fallen and can't get up #124  
@fatjay
My wife & i are sending prayers FJ. May God bless you. You have alot on your shoulders. My wife an i are thinking of you and your family.
 
   / My father has fallen and can't get up
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I appreciate it. What happens will happen, there's not much I can do about it. I'm just going to keep pushing forward. Gotta finish up so I can get started on the nursery.
 
   / My father has fallen and can't get up #126  
Sepsis is nothing to play around with, good to hear he is stable. I hope he is home soon!
 
   / My father has fallen and can't get up #127  
I've been through this with my parents and my wife parents, you have the right attitude. Do what you can and keep moving forward.

I grew up in a house built in 1863 , when it came to remodels or changes she, like your Mom, knew what she wanted.
 
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   / My father has fallen and can't get up
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This morning my father called me at 8:30 to ask me to bring him a mirror so he could see his numbers. Then he called me at 8:45 to ask when I was coming in. Then at 9 to ask me to come in now. Visiting hours start at 11.

I went in, my mother was already there. He was on double oxygen, nasal and mask since yesterday. When I left yesterday his o2 was at 98%. When I arrived his o2 was at 82, still on the same oxygen. His lungs were failing. The dr came in and explained that his surgery for monday wouldn't be possible. The infection in the wound from the surgery was to much.

They said the infection is to much, they can't stop it. There are two options, intubate, and we don't know what will happen, or choose to die comfortably. My father said he wanted to be comfortable.

I asked my father if he wanted anything. He told me he wanted whiskey and a cigar. So I ran home and grabbed a bottle of Old Forester 1920 prohibition style kentucky whisky I'd been saving and an acid blondie cigar and took it back.

I gave him a shot of whiskey, and he chewed on the cigar as they injected him with morphine and removed the oxygen mask. His o2 gradually dropped from the 80's to the 60's. Over the course of the next few hours his bp slowly dropped, then his heart rate followed, until he stopped breathing entirely, and shortly there-after, his heart, at 2:53pm EST.
 
   / My father has fallen and can't get up #129  
I am so sorry to hear that but am so glad you could be with him! I lost my Dad to Covid when we were locked down. They would not let me in the hospital to see him. We could not even have a funeral. My prayers are with you and your family!
 
   / My father has fallen and can't get up #130  
So sorry, prayers for you and family.
 
 
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