My father-in-law has been in the hospital since last week Monday. Since I last posted about him his health has rapidly declined. He's been diagnosed with Stage IV B Lymphoma and his Oncologist has referred us to Hospice. We met with a Hospice nurse Saturday evening and Hospice care will begin sometime this week.
We're reeling from all of this....a month ago he was still doing his own laundry and watching his favorite game show. Six weeks ago he was still riding an exercise bike three times a day. Three months ago he still ocassionally drove his car. Now we're being told he probably won't make it until Christmas.
When Bill took him to the hospital on Monday we didn't think he'd never be coming back home again. The thought is overwhelming. He's lived with us for just about four years ~ but I can't remember our home without him. He's certainly made our lives better and richer. Four generations regularly under one roof...how cool is that! I just can't quite wrap my head around the "quickness" of all of this.
Please remember "Bud" in your prayers....pray for comfort and peace and most of all...his salvation. Pray for Bill too. He's the one who has to make all the medical decisions now because his dad isn't able to...and it's been so hard for him. Prayers for all of us please. Thanks so much!