The Revealing Report

EllysGdaughter

The Revealing Report

EllysGdaughter
time-731110_640Well, today I had expected to hear from NurseySis that Dad was going to be referred to hospice. The text I received was somewhat disturbing. Tumors are increasing in size! The abdominal and rectal ones are most disturbing, I suppose. Dad will have a colonoscopy to see if there is anything that a doctor can do to help the diarrhea issues. So, can they really get the scope through with tumors. Or is it a clogged mass? Or maybe they aren't that big but? Well, ahem, so oncology doctor will address hospice care in two weeks. Dad didn't have any issue with that plan so, there it goes!

Dad is in good spirits and is taking everything in stride or maybe ignoring the troubling parts just focusing on possible resolution of diarrhea issue.

I am shopping for incontinence underwear since Depends don't play well with diarrhea. I remembered the resource here on Caregiving.com so looked at NorthShore Care Supply products and Tena. I printed out some possibilities and will present these to my Dad. Really?? Ugh, never thought I would be in this position with Dad. I think I will have NurseySis join me for the discussion. Dad's wife wanted plastic overpants, that was her "dream" so of course, I found those on NorthShore site and she got excited. I am wondering if Dad will be as excited?

My dad and mom took in foster babies that were surrendered straight from the hospital. We had a wonderful time caring for them until they were adopted -- within a week or two or up to six months. We had one little guy for eight months! I have a little photo book of pics Dad took of these little ones. We changed a lot of diapers even though I was only 7 at the beginning. I could change, bathe and feed just like a pro! My dad enjoyed the little ones so very much. This is what I was thinking of when Dad's wife asked me about plastic pants -- such memories!

It's good to take just one day at a time. That's all God gives us, each moment, we can handle that with Him alongside.