View Full Version : I'm in NY, it's 2AM and I can't sleep...
02-04-2006, 02:27 AM
Had to come to NY...My Dad is very sick. I flew out here on Wed with just the clothes on my back... The bypass surgery that he had done back in 98 has served him well (he's 78), but over the last 6 mos or so he developed an abrasion into his small intestine and that site became infected. So he has just had the bypass re-done, and a section removed from the small intestine yesterday.
The removal and re-do of the bypass has caused debris/plaque/junk to be released and clog some downstream blood vessels.
He is fighting an uphill battle. He is stable and slightly improving at the moment. He is in Stony Brook hospital on Long Island NY. Anyway...My nerves are 100% shot...I know from the make-up of the lateral-g population, those of you that I've met and those that I haven't, that every last one of you guys would really like, and be liked by, my Dad. So if you can keep him in your thoughts and prayers for a successful recovery, I will be immensely grateful, and I could only hope to be able to return the favor someday...
I am on a PC in the business center of the hotel and probably won't be back online for a while....so....anyway...time to get a little sleep... Thanks to all of you...
02-04-2006, 09:29 AM
Rob, we'll be praying all goes well.
02-04-2006, 10:31 AM
Rob, Hope all goes well. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Rob, the entire Lateral-g family will be pulling for your Dad and your family.
02-04-2006, 10:57 AM
rob, we will think of him, i cringe the thought of one day losing my dad
02-04-2006, 11:05 AM
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. My dad will be 78 this May 21st and he goes to hospitals with Heart Menders to be with people like your dad. So I feel your pain. Hang in there.
02-04-2006, 01:29 PM
I'll being thinking postive for him.I hope all goes well.
02-04-2006, 01:52 PM
Older we get, the more of this we have to deal with. It does not get any easier with experiance though. Good luck! Were thinking about both of you.
02-04-2006, 04:29 PM
Our paryers go to your father , yourself and your family. May them give you all strenght to pull through.
02-04-2006, 06:20 PM
I'll be praying for you and your family. It's a very stressful time, I've been there many times. Try to stay positive. Cory
02-04-2006, 07:39 PM
My family is praying for your family. Hang in there, I've gone through this with my Dad, I feel your pain.
02-04-2006, 08:19 PM
Me and mine are praying for you and yours. May God grant him a speedy recovery.
My prayers are with you and your family. Stay positive.
02-05-2006, 03:35 PM
You and your family are in my family's prayers.
02-05-2006, 09:04 PM
Rob- I gotcha man. keep ya chin up. we'll all keep your family in our thoughts. and please.. let us know when he is feeling better :)
02-06-2006, 10:54 AM
It's Monday 10AM
Thank you ALL so much for your positive thoughts, kind words, and prayers.
Dad is holding his own. He is immensely swollen (50+ pounds of excess fluid) but his heart is doing well, so are his lungs and he responds to being spoken to (squints eyes and squeezes fingers)....He is on dialysis to give his kidneys a chance to recover because the fluid load is completely overwhelming them. Hopefully this will reduce the fluid overall as the blood that goes back in has less fluid in it.... They have to do the dialysis slowly. It will be a long uphill battle for him.... Yesterday he had a surgery to just open his chest cavity and take a look to see how his bowel was doing... (which just has the mesh covering) and check his intestine, and there were no leaks and no "dead" sections of bowel. So, that was good. If he can stay infection free and not develop any leaks in the bowel...then he has a chance to recover. If anyone can do this, it's him.
Thank you all again from our family during this difficult time. -Rob
02-07-2006, 06:21 AM
Hope he gets well soon :( .
02-07-2006, 10:15 AM
Really sorry to hear about your Dad. I am real tight with my Dad and he was very sick this past year. He did get past it and I pray for you and you Dad for better days ahead. Use this time to draw closer to your Dad and your faith.
02-07-2006, 01:24 PM
Rob, I hope everything works out for you and your Dad.
02-07-2006, 02:29 PM
Hope he gets better soon.. Hang in there. :thumbsup:
02-07-2006, 02:52 PM
Rob, I hope everything works out well.
02-12-2006, 09:05 PM
Dad has made significant progress so far. He is still on dialysis which is allowing them to get his fluid level / swelling down, and he has not developed any additional problems with the small intestine (dying sections, or infection being the biggest of potential problems). He is quite alert and is answering questions by nodding/shaking his head or raising/furrowing his eyebrows...He has a tracheotomy port for the respirator now which is more comfortable for him and allows for less chance for infection vs. intubation...he is off all meds for maintaining blood pressure, maintaing it on his own, and hopefully with the reduced swelling they will soon be able to close the abdomen. The docs say his progress in the last week has been amazing to them. He has a long recovery in front of him, but has been showing either little change or an incremental improvement every day, never losing any ground so far.
Thanks again to all of you, for your continued kind words and support!!
That great to hear some good news. And if the doctors are impressed, that's even better! We will keep him in our thoughts!
02-13-2006, 04:54 AM
Glad to hear your Dad is doing better. Wish your dad a quick recovery. My thoughts & prayers are still with your family.
02-13-2006, 08:24 AM
Praying for a speedy recovery!
02-21-2006, 03:44 PM
Speedy recovery !!
I just found out my grandfather was in the hospital with close to the samething, but today he's out and my dad says he sounds better than before and he's 80,
02-21-2006, 10:48 PM
Glad to hear your Dad is doing better. good luck
03-13-2006, 10:46 AM
Hello folks...Firstly, I want to thank all of you for your kind words, your thoughts and your prayers, all of the emails...it really means a lot.
My father was not able to gain any additional ground toward recovery and passed away peacefully on 2/28.
Again, thanks to all.
03-13-2006, 11:06 AM
Sorry to hear that Rob,he is in our thoughts and prayers.Take care of yourself buddy.
03-13-2006, 11:21 AM
Sorry to hear the news. These are tough times. Remember the good stuff, it will pull you through. Don't be afraid to grieve, and don't be upset with yourself if you don't do it right away. Take some time, be alone, gather your thoughts, be at peace.
For those of us that have already been through it, I can tell you we know its hard. Time does help. Time with family is powerful.
You are in our prayers.
03-13-2006, 12:39 PM
My Prayers are with you and your family for your loss.
03-13-2006, 12:52 PM
He was very fortunate to have a son like you with him. My Dad is 84 and i understand the uncertainty. I hope you feel better yourself as soon as possible. Be well.
03-13-2006, 02:55 PM
You and your family are in our prayers.
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