Saturday, October 14, 2006
I am very sad to report that Dad passed away Sunday, October 8th at around noon. We had his funeral on Wednesday. He will be cremated and buried at the foot of Mom sometime this next week.
Needless to say we are all exhausted. I am back home now with Travis and the boys. The boys were very glad to have Mommy home.
Thank you for the prayers and support.
Sunday, October 01, 2006
I am in Michigan. It has been difficult at best. Dad is in critical condition. They found that Dad had a heart attack and it hit the main artery running through the heart. It was stented back open. He is on an ECMO device to maintain his heart to pump correctly. Yesterday the Doctor told us he had lost all of his left ventricle. It is no longer pumping at all and there was nothing more they can do for him. So we wait, pray and wait. Dad is aleart and awaire of his surroundings. He communicates through hand squeezes and gestures. He is being very cooperative with the nurses and so he is not completely sedated so we are able to see him awake and he is aware we are all here with him. One of the many blessings we have seen in this. Please pray that today, the Doctors will find that his left ventricle is working and that we will not have to make any difficult decisions.
All our Love,