Thursday, January 8, 2009

Thursday Update

Wow the days are flying dad has now been in the hospital for 2 weeks . Then again, it seems like ages ago we were in California with Andy's family for the holidays receiving the news that dad had been admitted to the hospital.

The hospice contact told my sister today the end is near....probably within the next day, maybe 2 days. Dad had a burst of energy yesterday...he was talking, singing more than he has been. When In the Mood Came on the tape player, I got up and grabbed his hand and asked him "shall we dance", and he just moved my hand in time with the music as if we were jitterbugging or shagging. I was dancing, him in bed.

Today, different story. Pretty much just sleeping with loud breathing. The few times he did try to talk, I couldn't understand him. He is so weak and small.....his body is so tiny and frail. I asked him if he knew he was leaving us and he smiled and nodded. I told him again I loved him and thanked him for so many fun times. I told him its OK to go. Now that I think about it, yesterday he was pointing to the corner asking me "what's that light?" which could be him seeing the end coming or delusions, I will let you decide. I prayed the Rosary to dad today and when I quoted "Into your hands I commend my spirit" made me feel good. I know dad's ready and has faith. I will miss our trips to Publix but as Fr Lopez emailed me, "we just have to believe the reception is so much better than the send off".

Mark 5:34
He said to her, "Daughter, your faith has saved you. Go in peace and be cured of your affliction."


Julia said...


I've been MIA for a bit and have missed the updates on your dad, but I'm praying for you to have strength and am so happy you are at peace even if it's not what you want.

God Bless your dad...*hugs*

Karen said...

I know this may sound strange, but you have been given a great gift in that you can share in these special days with your dad as he prepares to enter into the next life. What a precious time for your whole family. ((HUGS)) Thinking about you.