From Glory to Glory!

Dad expired this morning at 6:26. His breathing was calm, and the room peaceful. It was a glorious expiration from this world to the next. These words have never been more true: “I am the resurrection and life, he that believes in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live” John 11:25. “We are…

Sunday Morning Update

My sister-in-law spent the night with Dad. He has been moved to a private room. Arrangements have been made to move him to a hospice center soon. He had a good day yesterday. One of his sisters arrived from Tennessee, and others are on their way. We received a call at 4 AM that Dad’s breathing…

Icy Chill

  I am baking Christmas cookies to shake off the cold, both physically and emotionally. Rapturous Christmas music is ringing throughout the house, still there is an icy chill running through me that will not be warmed by tradition or memory. I have never lost a parent yet, and I am aching for my husband and daughter….

Keeping Vigil: Update on Dad

  Dear friends, family, and pastors have streamed through the intensive care unit these past few days. They have brought us strength, hope, and comfort–especially mom. We are so grateful for all of you who are praying and encouraging us in small and big ways. Dad had another bad episode last evening. In fact, the…

New on Dad

Soon Dad will be moved from intensive care to a regular private room. He will be taken off all monitors as well as some of his meds. His color is good, and he is peaceful, breathing well. Dad remains in a dream-like state, lingering between life and death, but he is less restless and more calm…

Update on Dad

My husband spent the night in the intensive care unit with dad while mom and my sister-in-law went home to catch some sleep. Dad slept through the night, but he had another bad spell again at 5 AM with difficulty breathing. He needed deep suctioning. He is resting peacefully now. There is no change other than…

Dad’s ‘Last Hour’

There is no change in Dad’s condition. He remains in a vegetative, non-responsive state. From time to time, he runs a fever and his breathing and pulse are labored. They say he is not in pain. We must just wait and pray. My husband had some thoughts to contribute today to my blog as we journey…

Update on Dad

Wayne just phoned from the hospital to give the report of the most recent brain scan. It seems that the bleeding in the brain has stopped. One doctor felt that Dad responded this morning slightly when he asked him to put “thumbs up!” Yesterday, he was completely non-responsive–not in a coma–rather a restless, dreamlike state….