Spent all day at hospital with my dad. 6:00am my dad calls out to me Im having trouble breathing so I run into his bedroom. He's sitting on his bed out of breath struggling to breathe. I rush him to the emergency room. They check him out and say its either heart failure or pneumonia ( I love spell check). I've nevered prayed for pneumonia before. Luckily it was pneumonia. I don't know much about pneumonia but they want to keep him for 5 days. It maybe normal to keep an 83 year old but it seems like a long time. We've been going to Ely since1989. The only year we missed was 1993 when my Mom died. Don't want to think about going up there with out him.
Paddleaway, I will post the picture of the Ella Hall portage to Basswood when I get dad home.
Five days probably not out of line for pneumonia, especially with an older person. I think they kept Spartan1 in the hospital four days when he had it. Relax about that, and just take care of yourself and know that they will take care of him.
Prayers from here, of course. We'll be waiting for a positive update.
Thank you for all your prayers. Dad is doing better today, able to walk to the bathroom now. Doctor says he should be going home on Wednesday. The trip up north this Sept. is still on. He said as long as he can walk he's going. This is an amazing site with wonderful people.
Glad to hear your dad is doing better, he will be in my prayers to continue getting better. It is a special thing you share with your Dad. I never got to share this place with my Dad and im always envious of those that have , cherish your time with him .
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quote chesapeakes: "... Luckily it was pneumonia. I don't know much about pneumonia but they want to keep him for 5 days. It maybe normal to keep an 83 year old but it seems like a long time." They want to make sure ALL the fluid is cleared from the lungs. They are making sure nothing is going to be left to chance, particularly in his age bracket. Affliction of such nature is not uncommon in the elderly but is hard on their system. Recovery time is slower. Prayers sent.
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