Friends, of your charity please pray for my Dad, Peter, who was rushed by ambulance into hospital yesterday afternoon. At one point before the ambulance left there were 4 paramedics, a physiotherapist and another man crowded in the living room of my parents home (don’t know if the other man was a doctor as it all happened very fast).
Dad has been on oxygen since the paramedics came, he has meds by nebuliser every 4 hours and is being pumped full of iv antibiotics, steroids and God knows what else. He’s endured a barage of tests, ECG’s, ex ray etc. He is being an absolute star, still managing to crack a joke here and there, but we are, understandably all concerned.
We were up the hospital from before 4pm yesterday until midnight, and left him only when at almost midnight he was finally taken out of the high dependancy unit and transferred to a respiratory ward.
Dad had only 40% of his lungs working at the best of times, before this, and he also has C.O.P.D. and plaque and other lung conditions besides. Me and Mum have been wanting to phone an ambulance at various points during the past couple of weeks because we knew Dad’s health was deteriating rapidly, but the cantankerous old bugger wouldn’t let us make the call….in the end, the physiotherapist who just happened (by God incidence) to drop in on Dad yesterday, took his oxygen measurement and called for an ambulance straight away. Will update more as and when. Many thanks in advance, for your most coveted prayers.