Thursday, September 18, 2008

Life at Home

Sorry it's been a few days since the last post. MY BAD!! back home in California doesn't seem to be going terribly well for my family lately.

Monday afternoon, my dad let me know that my grandpa was being admitted into the hospital because he had a low blood count. A count of 8.6 to be exact. That's not good when a person's blood count should be at about 13. So, he had to stay overnight and received three blood transfusions. He's home and feeling better now, but this is something he will have to deal with constantly. They know he has bleeding somewhere (they think the small intestines) that is causing the blood loss, but there isn't anything they can do for it. So now he has to evaluate how he's feeling and go in to get transfusions when he starts to see the signs that he's a lost some blood.

Since the middle of this summer, my dad has been dealing with some major major back pain. It is so bad that for the last two and a half months he has been living on pain pills, and not getting anywhere near enough sleep. We found out a few weeks ago that every single disk in his back is bulging by 5 mm. Great...send him to the orthopedic surgeon and get it fixed right. Wrong!! The surgeon told him that he wouldn't operate until the disks were bulging 8mm or more. So what's the solution?? See a pain management specialist and get epidural shots in his back. Sweet...make the appointment and get it done right. Wrong again!! The pain management doesn't have an appointment available for another 3 weeks. In the meantime, my dad is still going to work for a full 8 hour day, and then going to the college to work on recruiting, and STILL not getting any sleep. How he keeps going, I'm not sure.

Both of these men are incredible inspirations to me. My grandpa has been through a TON over the last few years, yet keeps his eyes trained on God and trusts that His plan is for the good. My dad is in so much pain, and still keeps working to provide for the family and take care of his athletes at the college.

If you feel so inclined to keep these two men in your prayers it would be oh so much appreciated.


1 comment:

jeremyandgirls said...

We'll keep the prayers-a-flowin!!! How sad is it that we have to hear about grandpa through your blog...oh well. At least we found out somehow!!! Love!