You may have noticed that my dad Tony has not posted on here for a while. He's been having a rough time recently trying to fight off infections and increased breathlessness which has come with anxiety. As you all know though, he's a fighter.
He was admitted into hospital on Monday due to very low SAT's despite him turning up his oxygen to the maximum of 30 litres at home.
He is currently in intensive care receiving excellent treatment from all of the health care professionals trying to fight an infection that has caused 'consolidation' in his left lung.
He's trying out yet another piece of equipment that was described to us as being 'the closest thing to continuous positive air pressure (CPAP) without actually being CPAP'. They're also hitting him with the antibiotics. He is responding well to treatment, resting up when he can and also working hard with the physio when he can. His appetite seems to be improving as well (he had 3 puddings on his table when I was visiting yesterday!!)
He wanted me to keep you all updated and send you all his love. I know your support is invaluable to him, as you are the only ones who can ever truly understand what life is like living with breathlessness.
I hope you are all well and living life to the full, however that may be in the condition you find yourselves in. I know for my dad, since falling ill, he has learnt to appreciate the smaller things in life. Many of the staff in the Intensive Care Unit remember him from how ill he was in 2010 and for everything he has achieved since. They have told him how brilliant and inspirational he is, which he has been totally overwhelmed by - even moved to shed a few tears. The staff at Worcester Royal have given us more than we could ever thank them for; the gift of time. We are hoping and praying that they will continue to work their magic and send him back home to us again.
Love to you all,
Sophie (Dall05's daughter) x