Saturday, 2 May 2009

Dad

Thank you all so much for your prayers over the past weeks. An update is long overdue! Due to the incredibly tender and brilliant nursing care at the Vale of Leven Hospital, dad is making a half decent recovery, physically. When I look at him now, compared to Easter Day, I find it hard to believe.

However, his mind is really away now, and that's sad, although if you learn to laugh at the things he says, the pain is not so dreadful after all. At last it's become apparent, and not just to me, that he is totally incapable of looking after himself, and he'll not return home now.

We need to put him into care, and as we cannot afford private care, it will be in a place where there is a spare room! That process could take weeks or months. I get worried, too, because Care Homes can be a bit of a lottery, and I know from my ministry that some places are far superior to others. 

At the moment he can fluctuate from being quite accepting of the situation to being extremely unsettled and wanting home asap! The spark is still in there, and yesterday he was trying to kiss nurses!

The next wee while is not going to be easy, but with your thoughts and continuing prayers, we will get there in the end!

4 comments:

Di said...

Kenny, I'm happy your dad's in a better state and that despite everything he's still got a sparkle. I'm sure you'll find the right place for him and there's plenty of kindness about in the care system. Love and prayers to all.

Chris said...

And not having the resources to pay isn't a problem - not unless Westminster makes it one! Where my mum was, there were people who paid and people who were funded, and you couldn't tell who was who.

Erp said...

One can't say things are good for you but they do seem better. May they continue to be so.

Song in my Heart said...

Prayers that somewhere suitable will be found soon.