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UPDATE: 2-13-18....Jim is at airport and will be home soon!! His dad turned a corner Sunday night and is again eating...the staff gave him a protein drink with an appetite enhancer and did not give him an option of drinking or not...he drank it and boom it worked like a switch...We are so thankful for all your prayers and words of support!! I totally agree with Meg, it took time to get that narcotic out of his system....Love to all!!

Update for 2-11-18
Dad's staph infection is at his wound site, but it is draining beautifully and he is getting treatment for that..
the docs are waiting for the result of his EEG to see if his brain is firing on all cylinders, they say he should be recovering and he's not really, so next step is the MRI next week to make sure they got all the infection out of his intestines and to make sure nothing else is going on...all is blood work is coming back perfect and is not showing any infection there....the other night he asked whose cat was running around in the curtains and complained someone stole his chair, which he was sitting in.....ugh! At least Jim feels better about seeing his dad and being there for him for now....
Update further down....Calling all prayer warriors!! Jim is on an emergency flight out east to be with his dad.......he had an intestine resection and has a colostomy bag 4 weeks ago and he is not eating, hallucinating and weak.......please pray for safe traveling for Jim and that his dad does not continue to suffer...love to all!!

< UPDATE: 2-9-18..not much has changed other than Jim is comforted by being with his dad!! That is huge for me.....he does have a staph infection (I don't know where) so he is on antibiotic for that.....today they are culturing his flora (good bacteria vs bad bacteria), his incision has healed very well but during one of his hallucinations the other day he told his room mate that his son was pulling the truck around and getting him the hell out of there, so he got out of bed and then fell, so now he is in pain from the bruised ribs......they have taken him off a narcotic that they had him on (why was he on that when he had no wound pain?) and he is now more coherent.......he is having an MRI tomorrow....will continue when I know something else.....Thank you for the prayers and support!!

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by kustomkuddle 15 Feb 2018

Such wonderful news. What a relief. Prayers continuing for further recovery.

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by dragonflyer 15 Feb 2018

Oh that is great news, Vicki!

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by cfidl 14 Feb 2018

Prayers his recovery continues.

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by sdrise 14 Feb 2018

HURRAY!! I am happy to hear Jims dad is eating again and turned the corner AH the power of prayer God is good. It probably made a difference with Jim being there too. .... Prayers continue for all!
HUGS Suzanne

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by mops Moderator 14 Feb 2018

So happy things have taken a turn for the better!

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by sewtired 14 Feb 2018

Finally some good news. I do pray he continues to recover and that Jim has a safe trip home.

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by graceandham 14 Feb 2018

So glad for you both they were able to turn this around. And glad that he's coming home to you.

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by crafter2243 Moderator 13 Feb 2018

Happy to read the latest update.

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by dailylaundry 13 Feb 2018

Continued prayers for Jim, his Dad and your family!! Stay positive!! Love and hugs, Laura

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by dragonflyer 13 Feb 2018

Glad Jim is there with him...still thinking of all of you!

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by jrob Moderator 13 Feb 2018

Continued prayers for all of you. This must be so difficult for Jim.

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by asterixsew Moderator 13 Feb 2018

Thinking of you all

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by pennifold 13 Feb 2018

I'm with Meg on this one. I know when my Dad was being a bit weird he was dehydrated. I pray for Jim too as he is with his father and you also Vicki. Love Chris

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by meganne 12 Feb 2018

Some drugs are just way too dangerous for some people, I hope and pray Jim's Dad will return to normal once the drugs are out of his system.

I can't even have Morphine without hallucinations, same with Endone, Tramil, Oxy Codone and many other strong pain meds..... it's like, I imagine, using LSD must be like. Once I'm off them everything goes back to normal but now I refuse to take anything stronger than Panadol.
Dehydration can also cause this type of reaction in a lot of older people so it is something to be aware of.
Anaesthetic is not good for the aged but sometimes it can't be avoided. I will keep praying everything will soon be OK.

Sending HUGE cyber hugs to you all. xxxxxx love, M

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by sdrise 11 Feb 2018

Prayers still coming your way ... It is difficult dealing with parents when they are not well . I feel for you all. God be with you all!
HUGS

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by airyfairy 11 Feb 2018

Thinking of you both, especially Jim. Take care of yourself my dear friend and keep us posted.

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basketkase by basketkase 11 Feb 2018

Will do, Sarah......

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by basketkase 11 Feb 2018

ttt

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by barba edited 08 Feb 2018

Prayers being said for safe travels and peace from suffering. Hugs, Barba

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basketkase by basketkase 08 Feb 2018

Thank you, Barba

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by shirley124 08 Feb 2018

Prayers coming their way. Hugs

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basketkase by basketkase 08 Feb 2018

Thank you, Shirley..

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by pennifold 08 Feb 2018

Hi Vicki, so sorry to read about this. Jim would already be there now by the time I read this and I pray that he arrived safely and that his Dad is resting peacefully. Prayers for Jim's Dad to improve. Love Chris

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basketkase by basketkase 08 Feb 2018

Thanks, Chris....he has been there abou 6 hrs no and am waiting for an update from him...

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by ansienaude 08 Feb 2018

may the Lord be with you all

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basketkase by basketkase 08 Feb 2018

Thank you...

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by queenofhearts 08 Feb 2018

Prayers for Jim, his dad and your family. Asking God's blessing for all.

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basketkase by basketkase 08 Feb 2018

Thank you...

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by PeggyJ 08 Feb 2018

They are added to my prayer list.

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basketkase by basketkase 08 Feb 2018

Thank you...

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by heleninca 08 Feb 2018

Safe journeys for both Jim & his Dad.

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basketkase by basketkase 08 Feb 2018

Thank you...

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by sewtired 08 Feb 2018

I'm so sorry, not the kind of news anyone wants to receive. I'm glad Jim has landed safely and pray that his travels continue to be uneventful. I pray also that his dad recovers and no longer has to suffer and that your mind be at ease.

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basketkase by basketkase 08 Feb 2018

Thanks so much!

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by gerryvb 08 Feb 2018

prayers and hugs are coming your way, for Jim, his dad and for you.

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basketkase by basketkase 08 Feb 2018

Thank you, Gerry...

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by liliana1 08 Feb 2018

Thoughts and prayers for family and hoping for speedy recovery

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basketkase by basketkase 08 Feb 2018

Thank you...

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by stork 08 Feb 2018

So sorry to hear this.....prayers for Jim, his dad and your family. God's blessing upon you all.

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basketkase by basketkase 08 Feb 2018

Thank you...

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by michemb 08 Feb 2018

Praying that he improves and get back to being healthy,

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basketkase by basketkase 08 Feb 2018

Thanks, Michelle...

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by sewdeb 08 Feb 2018

Vicki, I'm so sorry to hear this news. I'm sending up prayers and hugs for you, your father-in-law and for Jim's safe travel. Hugs, Deb

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basketkase by basketkase 08 Feb 2018

Thank you, Deb........His plane landed about 1/2 hour ago and he is now driving the rental car to his dad's house, then he will go up to the nursing home..

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by momofeight 08 Feb 2018

prayers are being said for Jim to have a safe travel and for his Dad

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basketkase by basketkase 08 Feb 2018

Thank you......

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by cooperal 08 Feb 2018

Yes, praying for you, Jim and his Dad. "Through it all...I've learned to depend upon the Lord." Hugs, Avis

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basketkase by basketkase 08 Feb 2018

I sure know that, Avis.......what would this life be without our faith!!

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by jerrib 08 Feb 2018

Sending hugs and prayers for all your family.

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basketkase by basketkase 08 Feb 2018

Thanks, Jerri.....

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by graceandham 08 Feb 2018

Praying for both these men and for you in the wait.

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basketkase by basketkase 08 Feb 2018

Thank you.......

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by crafter2243 Moderator 08 Feb 2018

Praying for Jim, his dad, you and the family. Hugs

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basketkase by basketkase 08 Feb 2018

Thanks so much.....

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by dailylaundry 08 Feb 2018

Oh, my - many prayers for you hubby's Dad and for you and your hubby too. Such a difficult time for you and yours! Please keep us updated! Love and hugs, Laura

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basketkase by basketkase 08 Feb 2018

It is so hard when you live over 700 miles from a sick parent...so thrilled Jim was able to go so quickly...

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by kustomkuddle 08 Feb 2018

So sorry to hear this. Praying they can identify the problem quickly and he can feel better soon. Also for a safe trip. I know from experience how hard these trips can be.

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basketkase by basketkase 08 Feb 2018

Thank you.....

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by meganne 08 Feb 2018

Saying prayers For Jim's safe travels and that his Dad perks up and surprises him.
When I first met Ray he had a colostomy bag after removal of his bowel. Evidently he was extremely ill after the surgery, ended up with pneumonia and even had a heart attack (while he was in the hospital) That was 15 years ago and he's still going strong, so I wish for the same comeback for Jims's Dad.

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basketkase by basketkase 08 Feb 2018

Oh, wow, Meg.......thank you for that!! The surgeon said he is healing just fine from the colostomy thingy, but now they are concerned he may have another or more infections....he has 2 docs coming to the nursing home today for tests.....

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by dragonflyer 08 Feb 2018

Oh, Vicki...so sad to hear this...my thoughts and prayers are with you all...

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basketkase by basketkase 08 Feb 2018

Thanks, Kim.....I know prayers work!!

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by maleah 08 Feb 2018

Praying for your entire famly.

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basketkase by basketkase 08 Feb 2018

Thank you.....

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by 02kar Moderator 08 Feb 2018

I'm so sorry, Vickie. Already praying for God's Will with Jim's dad and for safe travel for Jim. Please keep us updated. And hugs to you. I know you need hugs.

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basketkase by basketkase 08 Feb 2018

Thank you, Karen and I can feel the hugs!!!

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