Today I am very emotional and when I saw this prompt, the first thing that popped into my mind is I wish I knew how to fix my Dad.
Dad has been in the hospital since 23 December 2021 and one day dad is alert and making jokes and the next day nothing. New symptoms keep popping up. It started with Heart failure and Fluid in the lungs, Fever, and High Blood pressure. Then a few days later Chronic Kidney failure was added to the list of symptoms. Then his HB levels dropped and he had to get blood.
If I could only fix Dad, then my headaches and spasms in my back and neck will also go away. I have been stressing about Dad for a while now and it is catching up with me. I had Pneumonia when Dad was admitted to the hospital, but I phoned twice a day to find out how he was doing. Then Dad had a night nurse who could not tell me what was going on so I asked Morné to please take me to see my Dad the next and get some answers. Dad was sleeping and his dayshift nurse told me dad is doing good and he is just tired of all the coughing.
Since then I drove myself to see Dad on the days I felt up to it. Dad was always sleeping. I decided to stay at the hospital till I get to speak to his doctor and get some answers. Three hours later I spoke to the doctor who told me that Dad had a heart attach a few weeks ago. I asked him why did we not see the symptoms that he is having one, the doctor just said Dad is Diabetic and they don’t really show any symptoms…. Then he changed the conversation to my “Covid cough”.
He told me that a non-smoker is not supposed to get Pneumonia and also that he thinks I have Covid because my cough sounds like a Covid cough. I showed him my test results for Covid was negative and told him I never had a smoke in my entire life. He still did not believe me.
Two days ago Dad had to get blood again. I asked the nurse what could be the reason and she could not tell me. I had to ask a friend who was a nurse if she could shed light on the matter and she did. It is because of Kidney failure. Now don’t get me wrong I am not saying that I can do a better job looking after my Dad, but jeez is the nurses not supposed to know the causes of different symptoms? Are they not supposed to keep the family updated?
I wish I knew how to fix Dad then he can come home…..
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12 thoughts on “What is something you wish you knew how to do?”
Coreen, so sorry to hear about your and your Dad’s health problems.
Thank you, Sheree.
Your blog is heart wrenching. I hope for a positive outcome for both you and your dad.
Thank you, Rosemary.
nein es gefällt mir nicht das zu hören was Du schreibst und es tut mir leid dies zu hören. Ich wünsche Dir und Deinem Dad das allerbeste. Sehr beängstigend, wenn man gar nicht weiß was Sache ist. Alles Gute für Euch🍀
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I wish you could wave a magic wand and make everything better for your dad. (hugs) <3
It is so heartbreaking when we just can’t. I do hope that you get the answers you need and medical staff that focus on your dad and not other non issues.
Sorry to hear about your Dad Correen. Sending love and prayers.
Thank you, Cindy. 🌼
You’re welcome. Take good care!💖
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