Things were good about 3 weeks ago and the doctors were trying to wean my dad off of the ventilator. He was responsive and followed commands for physical therapy. He even mouthed words. However, he still has not been able to walk in almost 4 months.
Unfortunately, he got an infection in his lungs and abdomen and was running a high fever. They switched some anti rejection meds around and now he still has an infection, can't be weaned and needs full support. He is extremely out of it and barely responds. I feel like we have taken 1 step forward and 10 back. My dad is not a person and just supported by his machines. I know that I have to keep the faith and at times that is difficult.
My mom is a wreck and just wants to transfer him to a different hospital. I am doing okay, but have realizations that I can not just pick up the phone and call my dad. I miss him like crazy. Patience is a virtue and I am beginning to get impatient.
How are you doing? Thank you for checking in. That means a lot to me!