Thursday, October 28, 2010

About the same

Tuesday was a busy day. The aides brought Dad in his wheelchair to visit Mom in the apartment for about 20 minutes! :-) He said he remembered living there. He petted Josey, their cat, and smiled as he watched her play with a string.

Also on Tuesday morning, a notary public came to the nursing home from the town office, and Dad was able to sign some necessary documents. But it was extremely hard and stressful . . . hard for him to hear us explain what the papers were, hard for him to understand, hard to get him and the table positioned properly, hard for him to write because his hand shakes so badly. He was exhausted afterward. Mom and I decided we will not put him through that ordeal again. She has his POA in her purse now, so she can sign things for him.

On Tuesday afternoon, I had to say goodbye. That was difficult. However, the car was fixed in the nick of time. Thank the Lord. I got to spend some time with my sister-in-law Kathie before she took me to the airport. The trip back to Florida went smoothly, and it was good to get back to Jack and our children.

Dad had to go to the hospital yesterday morning because his feeding tube came out again. Once it was reinserted and he got back to the nursing home, he slept most of the day.

Today he has slept a lot also. Mom said he was awake for only two visits, less than 10 minutes each. Once she carried Josey in so he could pet her. The nurses put him on his side because he has a bad pressure sore, but he keeps turning back to sleep on his back. Mom and I are glad when he can sleep, because then he is not suffering.

Lois is trying to get her visa. She has to go to Quito for it, and plans to fly there since it is an 8-hour drive each way. The first available flight is next Friday. She requests prayer that she will be able to get the visa that day.

Thank you for remembering our family and lifting us to God in prayer. We are thankful for God's promise in His Word that we will have eternity together, with the Lord. "For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." Romans 6:23

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