Thursday, June 28, 2007

Another Delay

Well, there has been yet another delay in the progress in the bathroom. DH's father (FIL) has been in the hospital for the past week. First, he was suffering from congestive heart failure. Then, his kidneys began to shut down. It seems that the medication used to treat the CHF has damaged his kidneys. He is beginning dialysis to give his kidneys a break, hoping that they will begin increasing function. He has contracted pneumonia, which is further complicating things. So, we are headed their way to relieve DH's mom (MIL) and lend a helping hand, as well as some distraction (the boys) for FIL.

Complicating their situation is Great-great-great Aunt Mary, who is 95 and lives with MIL and FIL. She needs assistance and supervision throughout the day. MIL has been caring for her for over a year now, in addition to caring for FIL's needs. At this point, the family has decided that Mary will need to go into a nursing home, at least for a while. So, we will be helping with that transition as well. MIL feels badly about the nursing home idea, but she has given Mary wonderful, loving care for the last year and a half, but now needs to focus on FIL.

Please pray for DH's family, that FIL begins to improve and that Mary handles the transition to the nursing home well.

2 comments:

mamichelle said...

Oh, I'm so sorry you're going through all this. I hope they both improve soon!

Wendy in MD said...

I sent up a prayer for your family. I hope your FIL is feel better soon.