Saturday, July 29, 2006

We had - and still are having - a very busy time...

After my dad's endocarditis was under control the doctors diagnosed him with cancer of the colon :-( He was operated 3 days later (one day after his 71st birthday).... he was in a very, very bad condition but he slowly got better. 2 weeks later, over a 5 days period he got every day chemotherapy. On july the 21st after 5 weeks in hospital I could pick him up and bring him back home to my mom. It was a wonderful day!!!!
On july the 26th I celebrated my 34th birthday. Dad wasn't be able to participate because he still was a bit weak. The next day on mum's birthday, Lisa and I visited my parents just before lunch and Dad asked me to drive him to the doc because he didn't feel very well. I went to the phone to call the doctor to let him know but when I got out on the terrace again I realised that Dad's condition worsed so much that I wasn't be able to get him into the car any more. I called the ambulance vehicle and a few minutes later I had to call them again to come more speedy. It was terrible! Within 20 minutes his condition changed from feeling "not so good" to not recognizing my mom and me....
Now he is still in hospital. He is much better again but not good. I do hope so much to have him back home soon.... My poor beloved Dad.
You see there wasn't much stitching time for me visiting Dad twice per day in hospital...

6 comments:

Cathy said...

Hugs. I have been thru this with my mom. She also had colon cancer. Stay strong and help your parents as much as you can. I can never stitch when I am upset. Remember you are never alone.

Carol said...

Oh Bine! I am so sorry to hear that your dad is having such a difficult time. It must be so disheartening to go through all of this!! I will keep him (and you!!) in my prayers. Please do keep us posted, OK??

Moune said...

O Bine, es tut mir sehr leid, was mit deinem Vater geschehen ist. Ich hoffe, daß es ihm bald viel besser geht. Ich kann ganz gut verstehen, daß du andere Gedanken als sticken hast. Ich sende dir viel Mut und Kraft. Ganz liebe Grüsse.

Annemiek said...

I am so sorry to hear that your dad is not doing ok at all. I hope he will recover. Hang in there, I'll send positive thoughts your way,
Annemiek

Cathy said...

So sorry to hear about your father - I hope that things improve and that he will be able to return home soon.

Take care of yourself - sending prayers your way.

Singular Stitches said...

*hug*

Your family is in my thoughts.