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#369971 - 09/12/11 01:05 PM Re: "Pop" - my father [Re: Still]
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Registered: 05/27/11
Posts: 61
May you be surrounded by love and peace. May you and the family be filled with a strength beyond comprehension and may Pops have a speedy, full recovery.

Pie


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#369992 - 09/12/11 10:16 PM Re: "Pop" - my father [Re: Pie]
Fissy Tsickens Offline
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Registered: 09/23/08
Posts: 466
Loc: Bassett, Virginia
Thank you all so much for the prayers, kind thoughts and words.

Today they were able to remove Pop's breathing tube and respiration is good. Also, his blood glucose and heart rate are becoming more stable.

Now that the tube is out, we are seeing that he is able to answer very simple, basic yes/no questions though not very clearly. More complex questions result in a very confused look. He is attempting to speak, but seems unable to control his mouth muscles, tongue and jaw to form any intelligible words. His nurse this evening said that a speech pathologist should be by tomorrow or Wednesday to begin assessing his communication skills and deficits. They also want to get him out of bed tomorrow and sitting up in a chair.

As long as the hospital doesn't call, I'm gonna try to work a full day tomorrow and head up to the hospital again tomorrow evening. Again, I appreciate all the support.

Peace,

John

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#370003 - 09/13/11 12:02 AM Re: "Pop" - my father [Re: Fissy Tsickens]
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Registered: 02/26/08
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Loc: USA
Fissy,

What a great gift, to have a father like that. I'm sorry about his health problems. I'll be praying.

Puffer





Edited by pufferfish (09/13/11 12:03 AM)

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#370004 - 09/13/11 12:28 AM Re: "Pop" - my father [Re: Fissy Tsickens]
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Registered: 04/24/10
Posts: 211
Loc: California, USA
John,

I really wish that I had so many wonderful things to say about my father but unfortunately, that's not the case with me, however, it makes me so happy to learn that you have such a wonderful father.

I'm one of those who pray, so, I will definitely keep your father in my prayers. Thank you for sharing such a beautiful story with us!

http://i1098.photobucket.com/albums/g372/Alecm72/Hands_Rosario.jpg

Kindest regards,





Edited by Czaesar72 (09/13/11 12:31 AM)
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#370007 - 09/13/11 01:45 AM Re: "Pop" - my father [Re: Czaesar72]
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Registered: 03/26/11
Posts: 54
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Edited by ren42 (12/29/12 09:51 PM)

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#370040 - 09/13/11 04:44 PM Re: "Pop" - my father [Re: ren42]
Fissy Tsickens Offline
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Registered: 09/23/08
Posts: 466
Loc: Bassett, Virginia
Thank you all so much, guys.

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Wish that I could cry
Fall upon my knees
Find a way to lie
About a home Iíll never see

It may sound absurd...but donít be naive
Even heroes have the right to bleed
I may be disturbed...but wonít you concede
Even heroes have the right to dream
Itís not easy to be me

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#370177 - 09/15/11 01:09 PM Re: "Pop" - my father [Re: Fissy Tsickens]
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Registered: 05/07/11
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Loc: Johannesburg South Africa
Hey FT

How is POP doing? trust all is still going well, with him as well as yourself

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#370609 - 09/20/11 11:19 PM Re: "Pop" - my father [Re: whome]
Fissy Tsickens Offline
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Registered: 09/23/08
Posts: 466
Loc: Bassett, Virginia
Hi, guys. Just wanted to update you. My father's vent and feeding tube were removed yesterday. A large portion of the family stood around his bed and we sang hymns for him, accompanied by my wife on guitar. It was a beautiful time together, even if it did end in mass sobbing.

The palliative care doc expects Pop to pass within the next 12 hours. Everyone else is gone. Just Pop and me in his hospital room. I'll try to get a little sleep, but mostly just don't want Pop to pass alone. I love him so much.

Thank you all for your support.

Peace,

John

_________________________
Wish that I could cry
Fall upon my knees
Find a way to lie
About a home Iíll never see

It may sound absurd...but donít be naive
Even heroes have the right to bleed
I may be disturbed...but wonít you concede
Even heroes have the right to dream
Itís not easy to be me

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#370612 - 09/20/11 11:33 PM Re: "Pop" - my father [Re: Fissy Tsickens]
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Registered: 12/15/09
Posts: 1626
Loc: Minnesota
(((John)))

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#370619 - 09/21/11 12:12 AM Re: "Pop" - my father [Re: Mountainous Buck]
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Registered: 07/05/11
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Still praying for you.

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