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    He lives in Ohio, so I can't just "run over there", but he got up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom, and fell and hit his head on the toilet paper holder, and managed to wedge himself between the tub and toilet. My sister had spent the night, praise God, and was able to help him until the ambulance came.

    Now Dad is in the Hospital, and things have kinda spiraled down. It appears he may have "hospital psychosis" (saw some of that last year when I went to New Orleans to rescue him when he, on a Senior Trip, became very ill, and his wife had to be hospitalized for a week or so.) He's being combative and confused (he is NEVER combative, occasionally confused) and can't understand why he's in the hospital.

    From what I can tell, he'll be released to a rehab unit, then probably a nursing home. He's in his mid 90's, and it looks like the time has come when he gives up "living at home", and begins that "last stage of life".

    It's hard.

    Probably heading up there either today, or, if it can wait, after Sunday Service.
    "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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    Yeah...it's hard.
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      Praying for you brother. Godspeed and take care.

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                  I guess you don't have an assistant pastor or something?
                  Watch your links! http://www.theologyweb.com/campus/fa...corumetiquette

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                    Originally posted by DesertBerean View Post
                    I guess you don't have an assistant pastor or something?
                    I do - I just hate being gone on Sunday Mornings, because it's the only real weekly service we have*. And, since you mention it, I have to realize that the Church is much stronger than when I first got there, and there were only 16 - 20 people in attendance on a Sunday Morning and lots of fear and confusion.

                    We really have grown quite a bit since those days.


                    *we have a Wednesday Night prayer service, and are contemplating starting a Sunday Night service.
                    "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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                            This will be in my prayers. I am anticipating something similar in the near future. My folks are both in their 90s.
                            Micah 6:8 He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?

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                              So, my baby sister visited Dad today, and talked to his doctor. Apparently, Dad had a couple of doctor visits in the weeks before he fell with different doctors. Each prescribed pain management unaware of what the other did. (local pharmacy usually catches that "interactions problem", but, for some reason, didn't.)

                              Apparently, the combination of drugs dad was on explains the delirium, and possibly even the imbalance causing the fall. He's still pretty bruised by the fall, but much more "right minded" (for a 93 year old). He and his wife (he remarried after Mom passed) have had FOUR 911 calls between them in the last month, and they both realize it may be time to give up "living at home".

                              Emergency over, no need to rush to Ohio - will see them in mid-June when I go to the SBC convention in Columbus, just 50 miles from where they live.

                              Thanks for your prayers!
                              "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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