Sunday, November 30, 2008

Dad update 11-30-08

Well, Dad is back in the hospital again. He has gone downhill pretty fast in the last few days. I think he has given up and is ready to go home- to his eternal home. He doesn't want to eat, take medicine, or move much at all. He is tired of all this and I think his body is too. We were trying to get him set up with hospice this weekend, but with the holiday, they won't do anything until Monday. We thought it might expedite the process if the hospital were to arrange things for us. I think that Dad is in his final days now. It's hard to let him go, but it's what we have to do now. We went as a family and made some final arrangements yesterday. That was the hardest thing I've ever had to do. How do you stand in a room with your Dad and pick out a casket for him to be buried in? Please pray for peace and comfort- we need so much of both right now.
My brother leaves tomorrow for a few days and I'm still planning on going to Arkansas this week with Josh. Please pray that Dad holds on until both of us are back in NM. I can't imagine Mom being home by herself when Dad passes. Thank you all for your love and support.

10 comments:

Thomas and Becca said...

Ohhh Amber...you all are in our prayers. Please give your dad a big hug for me and tell him I love him. I am so glad I was able to see him on Thanksgiving. I pray for an abundance of peace and comfort. I love you!

Vici Shoemaker said...

We are all praying for you and your family! You've been so great to stop your own life to be there for your dad and mom. I can't imagine how hard this is. I'll pray for God to give you all peace. Love you.

Anonymous said...

We're thinking of you.
Charriss & Derek

Shelly said...

You are all constantly in my thoughts and prayers!! I pray for peace and comfort for you all in the coming days.

Alyson said...

That was a very touching post. I think about you a lot, but I can't imagine what all you're going through. We're praying for you to have peace and comfort right now.

Kristi said...

I love you. I'm praying for you. I'm so sorry you have to go through this.

Anonymous said...

We love you, Amber, and are prayiing the peace of our Lord and Savior be with you, and all of your family and friends.
Bethany

K. said...

Your message made me cry! Please know that others share the burden of your sadness. Marlowe

Larry and Shirley said...

Just want you to know that we are thinking of you and praying for your Dad and your mother. For you and Josh too. I know this has and will continue to change so many things for your mother. May God's peace and comfort be clearly evidenced in your hearts and minds as that which truly passes understanding as you walk through the next few days.

"You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You. Isa 26:3

God Bless ...

Amanda said...

i'm praying amber. love you.