I only have a minute but am updating you on what has been happening.
I am home from spending four days and nights at the hospital with my mom, dad, and sister. My daughters and husband have been there when they could.
My sister and I had just decided to take turns taking mom to the hospital so the other one could rest. Sunday was her turn. I slept in and took care of paper work, etc. Around 11:30 she called to say they were moving dad back to ICU from the AMCU unit. My husband and I immediately drove to Modesto. By 5:00 p.m. dad was doing better and breathing okay. Mom and my sister left at around 7 pm. At 9:30 mom, my sister and I were off to the hospital again because dad’s breathing had worsened. By the time we arrived they had him on a bi-pap machine doing his breathing for him.
Monday we decided we couldn’t do this to dad and had it removed choosing to put him on comfort care with only morphine to make him comfortable. After four days of no sleep and only the clothes we had on Sunday, we signed dad up for Hospice House where he will be transported tomorrow morning.
We convinced mom to come home, shower, and sleep in her own bed while we did the same. We will take her tomorrow morning and she can stay in the room with dad and sleep on a cot while he is there.
Please keep us in your prayers. I hope this makes sense after no sleep for days and stress. I don’t know when I will be able to reply to comments. Our life is going to be very difficult for a while as we transition into life without my dad.