Sunday, January 2, 2011

Which One is the Patient?


original post 1/2/11
When I was sitting by Dad's bed in the hospital.... the Doc asked us ....which one is the patient? 

I pointed to Dad!

Dad has been in the hospital with COPD.   It has been a tough week for him.

Fortunately I have had my laptop!  

He will be released soon since he has improved.

As he struggles to breath, it reminds me....to be thankful of being able to breath effortlessly. 

13 comments:

Betsy from Tennessee said...

HI Kim, Sorry to hear about your Dad... Hope he continues to improve. I have a blog friend whose husband has COPD.. He really struggles... My love and prayers are with your Dad--and YOU.
Hugs,
Betsy

Ginny said...

So glad to hear your dad will be getting discharged!! Will he be on oxygen? I have known quite a few people with COPD, many years ago you never heard of it, now so many people have it. Or maybe they always did, but have only recently given it a name.

sprinkles said...

I'm so sorry that your father is in the hospital. Glad that he's improving and will be released soon.

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Sandra said...

As a student nurse, this is the kind of post that makes me realize how important it is to be sensitive in this profession. However you seem to have such an upbeat spirit!

My Big Secret Blog :) said...

Oh, praise the Lord he'll be back home soon. I'm going to be praying for a faster healing and recovery. Stay as fun as you are, Kim!

slommler said...

As a person with asthma...I know exactly how your dad feels. My heart goes out to him and prayers as well. I hope that he continue to improves!! Having your breathing affected is quite disconcerting!! It really tires you out.
Hugging you both
SueAnn

Rachel Cotterill said...

Happy new year! I hope your dad contineus to improve steadily.

I have the opposite 'problem' to wheelchair users: my wheelchair-bound friends usually find that strangers underestimate their capabilities, whereas I "don't look disabled" so it tends to go in the opposite direction, with people expecting I can do something even when I can't. I'm glad you can laugh at their ignorance :)

Flying high in the sky.... said...

hope your Dad improves and recovers fast... take care..

Joseph Pulikotil said...

Hi Kim,

Wish you a very happy new year.

I am relieved to know that your dad is improving and will be released soon.

My best wishes and prayers,
Joseph

BARBIE said...

Thankful your dad will be home soon. Praying he continues to heal and receive strength.

Aries said...

Glad to hear that your dad is much better now. Happy New Year to you and family. Hope this would be a better for you and all at home. Stay happy and healthy always

Karen said...

I hope 2011 is a blessed year for you and your family...so glad to hear your dad is going home!

Patrick said...

Finding what to be thankful for is the formula.

Caregivingly Yours, Patrick

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