Friday, April 18, 2008

Family Friday

Family Friday update on all the family.
I'll start with the easy ones. Our Son and Amanda are in the last week of their 2nd year of college and preparing for finals.
Nikki, Steve and Ryan are doing great.
Hubby is busy as mowing season started early this year. Softball also started.
God has been working in my life on seeing the positive in people and not the problem. I seem to be stubborn as my mind goes to the problem they cause first.
Mom is crying more but making very good decisions.
Now to Dad update.
Dad's Kidney Doctor called a family meeting yesterday. This doctor has spoken on numerous occasion with Dad's heart Dr. and they are in agreement. Dad's kidneys are failing. Dialysis isn't really an option. He believe Dad would be in more pain and or have a painful quick death at the start of dialysis. But it is our decision. We as the children agree it is Dad's decision and he is still in sound mind. After the dr. left the room saying he will talk with Dad and Mom tomorrow about our decision. Dad said he doesn't think he wants dialysis. Dad said we are each to call mom by morning and tell her our decision. Then dad needed to use a bed pan so we all went out in the hall and told mom our decision then. Dad doesn't want dialysis so we don't either. The dr. walked by and my sister asked how will me know this is it, the end. He said Dad will be in LaLa land. He will keep him comfortable.

Please Pray Dad can meet with our pastor one more time. He is way and will be returning soon. Pray he will be at peace and doesn't linger long.

6 comments:

Gina@Chats With An "Old Lady" said...

I saw that Sharon requested prayer for you and your family on her blog. I wanted to let you know I am praying for you right now.

God is good...
But life is soooo hard!
Keep clinging!

Talk..to..Grams said...

Sandi, I am so sorry you are going through so much right now. I will be praying for your Dad and for your Mom too. Bless her heart.
I am praying for you, too. Love and hugs Grams

Live Out Loud said...

Sending prayers up for all of you.

Sharon Brumfield said...

I am glad the doctor was honest with you. Ours was not but I know that either way Paw Paws time was coming to an end.
We know that God sets the time and it is so gentle of Him to give you and idea that He is getting ready to heal your Dad by brining him home.
My heart is with you and your family.
Wish I could give you a big hug right now.
Talk to him as much as you can right now. That is something that we missed out on because of the meds they gave Paw Paw.
I understand...I hate to leave too much in comment....but we walked almost the exact same road with Paw Paw.
Praying that your pastor will return soon.
God is right there with you--may you feel His hand in yours.
Praying.
Love ya girl

Denise said...

My heart hurts for you, prayers are going up for your dad, mom, and of course you sweetie. I love you.

Denise said...

Sandi....... My heart and my prayers are with you...... I pray that the Father God brings each of you much peace...