Aaahhhh....slowing down a bit!
Monday, December 12, 2011
Things are starting to slow down a bit (oh, yeah, except for Christmas bearing down on us!) I love having the kiddos so close---we went shopping and had lunch today!!! WooHoo! Lots fo fun!
I wore the Holtor monitor and all readings were normal. I'm not sure whether to be happy or not. I had symptoms but not strong while wearing it so I guess I'm OK. And, I must say, I've felt better since the end of last week. Doctor has offered a stress test but I am undecided right now. I need to think about it.
My dad is in serious decline. He is running a fever, blood pressure very low (as long as I can remember he was on much blood pressure med for HIGH bp), and has lost another pound in a week. I talked to him yesterday and he sounded fairly good although weak. My brother said dad was not lucid this morning. He has a significant bedsore on his foot from the way he has to hold his leg due to the break. It is not healing at all. Hospice indicated that he will probably not be here for Christmas. My heart is breaking!
I have lost another half pound but, more importantly, I continue to feel good. More energy, better mood. My pants are fitting better and I can now button them without leaving major red indentations on my belly and getting serious gas!! Right now my eating is better than my exercise! Just too inconsistent this past week. Need to work on that. I asked for cold weather gear for Christmas so I can walk outside in the cold---I really enjoy walking outside so I'm hoping new gear will be motivating.
Please pray for my dad. I don't want to lose him but I don't want him hanging on in so much pain and little dignity left. He is an awesome dad and man!! Please pray for my strength to deal with this inevitable event.