Dad in hospital and in a bad way................he's so beautiful and still laughs, I love him so much

Hi everyone,

So many thankyou's to all of you who posted on my last blog about dad. You are truly inspiring people and should be proud of yourselves for living life as best as your condition allows.

Dad got rushed to hospital Thursday night and is in a very bad way. The slightest movement and his blood oxygen levels drop in their 80's/70's. Using the commode for the first time today was a disaster and they dropped to 62 and he almost had to be resucitated. It scared the hell out of him and you know what? He still smiles and wants to make sure that we are all ok and that we rest and don't overdo it. He is such a great man (not that I thought that when I was 15 and grounded) and doesn't deserve this. This awful disease is robbing him of his life and so much more must be done to stop others suffering in this way.

We don't know what the future holds for dad and if he will make it home but being as positive as we can we try to make him smile and laugh and still believe that laughter is the best medicine. When I went to see him this morning, before the bad episode, I took my 2 yr old. She is at that stage when she repeats everything you say and she was so funny, dad was laughing. His stats peaked to the 90's the best they had been all morning dad said so that is proof...............family and laughter is the best tonic.

And I shall be checking the lotto numbers swn.............dad gave me £4 to do his usual lines, just incase and he's been told.......if he don't see me again he knows why lol. The party will be on me!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Agree 100% laughter is a very good tonic tanyamarie, hope more numbers came out than the one I got tonight!

    woodshaper

  • thinking of you hun xx hope your dad comes home soon (((((hugs)))))

  • Will be thinking of you all, Marilyn xXx

  • Thinking of you, your Dad and your lovely family , Yes laughter is great , my daughter visited me and I hadnt laughed so much for ages , almost forgot how bad i had been feeling .. x

  • So sorry tanyamarie. Your dad sounds like an amazing person. It's heartbreaking to see someone you live in such a state though isn't it? My dad died in hospital nearly 4 years ago and it was awful to see him like that.

    All the best love bev xx

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  • Thinking of you all Val x

  • Thinking of you all and wishing you all the best hope your Dad get better soon.

    David 1968

  • The nature of this horrible illness that we have is that your dad may have several episodes like this. To improve and go home again. I have very severe copd and am more concerned about the effects of this illness on my family. We ourselves have to just manage it, even if at times it is rather undignified. Thoughts with both you and your dad with hope his sats continue to improve.

  • Oh Tanymarie,

    I am so sorry that your Dad is having such difficult keeping his blood sats up but can only hope and pray that they will stabilise again for him soon.

    I also think your Dad must be a wonderful man and I am so happy that he has you and your little girle to make him laugh still. Thank you for sharing such a wonderful story with us all.

    Bless you, your little girl and all your family. Bless your Dad.

    Loads of love and thoughts coming to you.

    Zoee

  • My heart goes out to you all x

  • thinking of your family God may get a headace from all the prays hugs ,love too you .Jackiex

    much Love to your Dad xxx

  • So sorry to hear about you dad, I know exactly how you feel my dad had COPD too its like you want to breathe for them and you can't. Just be there for him whenever you can, support and love him. (I know you do) and perhaps tell him of all the love and prays that are coming his way from all of us on here.

    God bless

    *polly

  • Thinking of you and your family tanyamarie. Lots of love, sassy59 xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  • Thinking of you and your family. I do hope your dear dad, keeps improving and gets home to his loving family. (((((((((((((((((((hugs))))))))))))))))))))))).

  • I'm so sorry to hear that your Dad is very poorly tanyamarie :( please pass on my good wishes to him and to your family.

  • All thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Sue xx

  • thinking of you and yours. very brave dad... bless you all

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