Update of Feb 1st

Hey folks,

Many thanks for the encouraging and supportive comments on the previous post. Just a note to say that Dad is still with us and has confounded the doctors with his determination to fight this nasty illness. Having said that, the night before last (in the early hours of Sunday monring – i think) Dad deteriated rapidly and the doctor called for us to go to hospital and once more, advised us to prepare ourselves for the worst. He now has double pneumonia – ie, pneumonia in both lungs. He surely is the strongest and most stoic man i have ever met.

Dad isn’t drinking much now and he is only drinking very little…the past few days, though he is lucid, it takes him all his strength  just to keep breathing in and out and so because we can’t converse he has been writing notes, yesterday he handed me one that said ‘I thought i had been called last night’.

Today i handed Dad a note saying that whichever of us goes first has to pray the rest of our family into heaven. He nodded in agreement.

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13 Responses to Update of Feb 1st

  1. Pablo says:

    whichever of us goes first has to pray the rest of our family into heaven…

    Very good.

    God bless you all.


  2. Antonia says:


    His faith at this time in inspirational.

    lots of love & hugs,

  3. Suzanne says:

    Prayers for peace and little, if any, anxiety. Suz

  4. Valerie says:

    Hugs and prayers your way, Deb.

  5. Owen says:

    Brotherly love from this side of the pond.

  6. Mary Lou says:

    So many signs that our dear Lord is holding your father’s hand in His. We must all keep praying with all our might that God will keep His arms around this dear man and all of his family. May God bless you with peace and strength.

  7. Barbara says:

    Praying of course

  8. Alexa says:

    Amazing guy, that dad of yours! Inspiring. God bless him. God bless you and your family, Deb.

  9. Elena says:

    Praying for both all of you Deb!

  10. Just stopping by–and adding more prayers!

  11. Praying every day for your father and your entire family.

  12. Mimi says:

    That’s so beautiful, my dear friend. My love and hugs to you and to your dear dad.

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