Sunday, June 28, 2009

My Dad

about 2 weeks ago I got a call from my mom.

"jen, your dad has lung cancer"

a million questions swirled in my head...
what stage?
should i go to NC?
how long til I should travel?
has mom applied for his disability?

so I went into marine corps wife mode and starting finding the answers...

went online looked up his symptoms and determined approx the stage of his cancer

got mom and appointment with social security

found the numbers to the nurses at the hospital

got all of dad's doctor's numbers

talked to his lung cancer doctor...

that one was the real eye opener:

he said he would be surprised if my dad lasted another 10 weeks.


and that he is "gravely ill"

Saturday he went home after a week long stay at the hospital, only to be returned to the hospital early Sunday morning after having a mild heart attack. tomorrow they will decide if a bronchoscopy is safe... and while a dangerous procedure- it is further complicated by the heart attack from last night and the fact that my dad has pneumonia.

I need to go to North Carolina.

pray that my dad finds salvation before it is too late.


hellokittiemama said...


Rebekah said...

I'll be praying for all of you.