Friday, November 28, 2008

UPDATE on dad November 28, 2008....

I just called down there. Mom is with Dad now. They are keeping the chest tube in for a few more days. They are going to try to make Dad more portable by hooking his tubes to some other gadget....so he can move around easier. His lung doctor had not yet been in this morning.

He also now is having kidney stone issues or bladder/kidney infection or both. They are running tests to see what is wrong and how to treat it. He has kidney stones and one really large one that might be causing him problems....not sure if it would be able to pass on its own. It definitely would never make it through a catheter so his bladder would then become blocked and the doctor said he would definitely know if that happened. Then they would have to do surgery to remove the stone!

So when it rains it pours. He sounded pretty good on the phone.....but I know is not feeling great and is in some pain.

9 comments:

-K- said...

Thank you for the update. Your dad and I have "talked" in the past about our kidney stone problems.

But I'm glad he's as well as he is.

I'm sure you're telling him how so many are worried about him. The power of the blog-world is really something.

Thanks again.

Paz said...

Thanks for the update. I'm keeping you all in my prayers.

Paz

Twisted Fencepost said...

Thanks for the updates on your Dad, Melinda!
Your mother has directed us to your blog for updates for now.
I know she is tired and worried.
I am praying for you ALL!

Don Ray said...

I have gotten to know Abe as a blogging buddy over the last few years. Tell your dad that Don Ray in Panama has him in his prayers for a quick recovery.

Renie Burghardt said...

Dear Melinda,

Thank you for the update. My prayers and well wishes continue for your Dad and the rest of the family. And take good care of Patty!

Hugs and blessings,

Renie

Gmj said...

You are a good daughter, and a wonderful blog friend. Thanks for the update. And the original alert!
If we can do anything to help, you only have to ask... we are as close as your finger tips. Please give your dad our fond wishes and know he and you are in our prayers.
Judi

fishing guy said...

Glad to hear what is going on with Abe. I had a kiney stone and it is no easy thing to get through. I do hope things work out well and soon.

Tina said...

I think his reaction to your taking his picture is a great reflection of his wonderful positive nature. Those types are toughies!! I don't know your father and have only been doing the birding blog for a few months but I know your Father is well thought of and his work is incredible. My thoughts are with you...keep that smile on his face, its that sense of humor and the family support that helps one make it thru these times!

Tomate Farcie said...

We'll continue to keep your Dad in our thoughts.

Hang in there, all of you. Hope your Mom gets some rest.

TF