Thursday, February 16, 2012


I arrived in Cincinnati on Tuesday night about 9:45, after eight and a half hours of driving, a new record.

(No, I didn't drive any faster than I usually do; I simply took fewer and shorter breaks. Only three.)

Dad's fever is under control, as is a condition known as Clostridium difficile, or C diff, which was unexpected. His vitamin regimen has been discontinued, although the morphine has not, and he has difficulty with anything more than liquid nourishment. The latest concern is aspirating, and lacking the strength to cough. He is vulnerable to pneumonia, which is an impediment to our plan to keep him comfortable. On the plus side, he is monitored around the clock by hospice care, and someone is with him and Mom nearly always during daylight hours.

I want to thank everyone who has written to me, offering prayers for Dad and Mom. They are most appreciated.

And the vigil continues ...


truthfinder2 said...

Prayers continuing for all of you. --- Rosemary

Dad29 said...

Prayers here, too--just read this after a two-week absence from the blogboards.


....was written by Paul Manz while his son was on his deathbed. (The son recovered)...

Well-performed by a Kansas City choir in an Austrian cathedral, and apropos.