Friday, June 5, 2009

Update on my Dad

Hey guys, Thank you so much for your kind prayers and words of encouragement for my Dad. I wanted to give you an update. Believe it or not, he still has not had surgery due to swelling. Yesterday, he was moved to a local rehabilitation hospital where he will remain while they continue to work on that. They are also trying to help him build his upper body strength in preparation for his recovery. He's so much happier to be out of the original hospital. His treatment there seemed to be progressing at a snail's pace and he had developed all sorts of complications from the pain medications. They finally changed it on Wednesday and by that night, there was some improvement. Yesterday, the improvements continued and they were able to move him to the rehab hospital. Once he was settled there, they placed him in a boot that circulates ice water all around your foot/ankle continually for 2 hours at a time. They alternate the boot on one foot, then the other. By last night, you could already see a reduction in swelling. Even more encouraging was the change in his overall demeanor. (He was starting to get depressed by the lack of progress and complications.) Last night, he really looked like a "new man." The orthopedic doctor will see him again on Monday and determine when to schedule the surgery. If you would, please continue to keep him in your prayers. Thank you so very much.

13 comments:

Kristen said...

Tracy...
I will definitely lift your sweet dad in prayer. When I read what happened, I winced. Ouch. Poor man. Glad the swelling is subsiding and that his spirits are improving.
Hugs,
K

Sarah@Life in the Parsonage said...

Still praying!

Sarah

skoots1mom said...

sending prayers for healing and the swelling to quickly reduce

Happy @ Home said...

I have been thinking about your Dad ever since your last post and was glad to see your update today. I will keep him in my prayers.

Kim@Seasons of My Heart said...

Tracy,
I was just in prayer for your sweet dad as I was cleaning our house this morning. I just couldn't get him off of my mind.

Thank you for the update...and know I'm STILL praying.

Keep us posted.

Kim~

Becky said...

So glad they moved him to a rehab hospital and that what they are doing there seems to be helping. God is good.

I'll continue to pray that he's literally back on his feet as soon as possible.

Kim... and Her Coffee said...

HI Tracy, As I catch up on blogs I'm so sorry to know about your dad. Praying for him and all the healing he needs. Please continue to keep us posted!!!!

Just a little something from Judy said...

I still praying for you and your family. Just dropping by to remind you that you are not forgotten.

RCUBEs said...

Praying with you and these great women. May God restore your father's health in no time. May He guide the treating physicians and all the medical staff who will work with him to do the right interventions and complications be avoided in Jesus' Name. God bless.

Shabby Olde Potting Shed said...

I'm praying

Cheryl said...

Hey there friend,

I've been praying. Hope things are better.

Hugs/Love,

Cheryl

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Still praying for you...

Joyful said...

Tracy, I know I'm reading these now in reverse order (like reading the end of the book first), but I just wanted to comment on this sentence: "He was starting to get depressed by the lack of progress and complications."

That's where my Dad is now, and he suffers from depression occasionally. Praying that the Lord will protect his spirit from the attacks of the evil one.

So glad for the progress your Dad is making. Praising the Lord.

Joy