Monday, July 11, 2016

Life on Hold


I've talked about my father-in-law before.  He has battled one cancer or another over the last 8 years.  He is 92 and does not easily give up.

He was having trouble walking.  Actually having trouble moving his left leg. About 5 days ago he entered the hospital to find out that he has a tumor on his spine and his lung cancer has grown.  He would not be able to take chemo, but they are treating the tumor with radiation.

We go go see him in the morning for 4-5 hours then go back in the evening for 3-4. Terry's youngest sister spends the night with him taking care of him.  The hospital he is in was once, in our opinion, the best in the area.  However, it has been bought by a large corporation and it has changed a lot.  Our family is not impressed.

We can't speculate what the next few days will bring, but we will be there to see him through it.

26 comments:

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Love, hugs and prayers for your FIL, your husband and you and your whole family at this time.

FlowerLady

jenclair said...

So sorry, Carol. Thinking of you and your family during this difficult time.

allthingzsewn said...

I too will be praying for all. May God's peace be with everyone one your family.

Roberta Warshaw said...

Thinking of you. FInding the right care for our parents is getting harder and harder. I wish you all the best.

Linda H said...

SO sorry to read this Carol. I'm keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

maureenlthompson said...

A tough time for you all. Glad you are both able to spend the time with him. Important for you all. Take care. XXXXX

Penny said...

I know you will treasure every one of these moments with him. He is obviously a fighter! Its so wonderful that you are close to him - especially at this time.

Terri said...

Hugs and prayers!!

barbara woods said...

prayers for him and for you'll

Pamela said...

Be sure to take care of yourself while you are taking care of others.

Robbie said...

Prayers for all of your family.....so, so sorry!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Thoughts are with you and your family.

Stacie Bebber said...

Sending you guys love and strength as you navigate this. Words seem so small in the face of this, warm hugs and holding you in my thoughts.

jinxxxygirl said...

Life on hold when a loved one is ill. I can relate. Infact i can relate right now... though not with cancer thank goodness. I hope all goes well Carol or as well as it can possibly go. Hubby had shoulder surgery yesterday and the pain relief from a nerve block is coming to an end and the shoulder is coming alive with pain... It was a rough night last night.. and we probably have a few more rough days and nights ahead of us. You will be in my thoughts Carol. i hope you catch the hugs i'm sending! Hugs! deb

kathyinozarks said...

Love and hugs to all of you

Timaree said...

Oh, bad news. So sorry to hear this. Hospitals in general are lousy from what I am seeing with my daughter's mother-in-law. She doesn't even get her teeth brushed! Unless the family is there with her, no one makes sure she eats or even coordinates her care which meant one doctor saying put her on blood thinners and another saying take her off blood thinners and round and round. I surely hope it's going better for your father-in-law! Being with them especially when the doctors come in makes a huge difference! Do remember to take care of yourselves too - not skipping meals, getting your sleep and so on. He may need you all a lot for a while! Hugs and prayers to you all!

Jo Ferguson said...

You're all lucky to have each other and the strength of family bonds. Sending you prayers and hugs as you make your way through this.

Cathy said...

Sending hugs and positive thoughts to you and your family. This is a difficult time, but try to focus on a good memory for every bit of pain that life throws at you. Being there with him now does good for both your FIL and for you... Xoxo

Thoeria said...

So very sorry to read this, Carol xx Will keep you in my thoughts

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

So very sorry.......prayers for your father in law and you and your family. hugs

Janine @ Rainbow Hare said...

Sorry to hear your news, Carol. I will be thinking of you all xxxx

Sheryl S. said...

Sorry to hear this news, my thoughts and prayers with you.

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

Yes your FIL has been through some tough times. My heart, love, and prayers.
PS. Our medical facility was also bought out by a corporation. In the last three months 9 doctors have quit. Including ours and we are not to be called patients any longer, we are now customers. What does that tell you? Hugs to you.

Jan said...

Sorry to read of this turn of events, Carol. Hope all goes as well as it can. Take care, prayers sent.

shez said...

Hi Carol i am a new friend and i am so sorry to hear about your FIL,my thoughts and prayers are with him,sending you a big hug xx

FlashinScissors said...

So very sorry to hear your news. My thoughts are with you and your family.
Hugs, Barbara xx