My father has been hospitalized with Congestive Heart Failure

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Rike

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Prayers for you both. Lean on family and friends; it what they're there for.

 

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I'm so sorry to read about your fathers situation Iron Woode, you and your family have my thoughts and prayers :(
 

Iron Woode

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thanks once again for the good thoughts.

There are no updates as of yet on my father's condition.

He is depressed though.

I am slowly getting better.

This coming week my house is having some small renovations done. So it will be a little hectic around here. I will post when I can.

take care everyone.

 

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Wow. Hope things work out. But don't let it get you down. Hopefully taking him off the meds will stop the bleeding. Until then, take it as easy as you can. I bet the last thing he wants is for your life to worsen because he's sick. He's in the closest thing I have to a prayer. Good luck.


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Rike

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Originally posted by: Iron Woode
thanks once again for the good thoughts.

There are no updates as of yet on my father's condition.

He is depressed though.

I am slowly getting better.

This coming week my house is having some small renovations done. So it will be a little hectic around here. I will post when I can.

take care everyone.
How are things now?
 

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Maybe not entirely what you want to hear, but congestive heart failure isn't neccesarily an immediate death sentence. My grandfather was diagnosed with it a couple of years ago -- on top of arterial blockages, multiple stints, diabetes and some other internal problems. Basically, with proper management it's not likely to take him out unless it's aggravated by a confluence of other problems. While I realize your father's got a confluence going on, my grandfather's been in and out of hospital a few times since then.

So maybe if the other stuff can get resolved, your dad's in better shape than you think? (hopefully) I know I had a fit when I heard about my grandfathers' CHF, but it's really turned out to be something he can live with for a while. Best wishes in an obviously trying time -- hopefully your father's case is similarly manageable.
 

Iron Woode

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Originally posted by: Rike
Originally posted by: Iron Woode
thanks once again for the good thoughts.

There are no updates as of yet on my father's condition.

He is depressed though.

I am slowly getting better.

This coming week my house is having some small renovations done. So it will be a little hectic around here. I will post when I can.

take care everyone.
How are things now?
here are some updates:

my dad has several blood clots in his lower extremities. The doctors are keeping an eye on this.

He has a host of other problems too.

He is doing better, but he is facing a lot of health issues. He is hopeful he will be in a nursing home soon. He likes the regiment of a nursing home and he won't have to worry about keeping track of his meds or his food.

As for the reno:

I am getting both upstairs bathrooms (one ensuite) redone. Doing the floors now and the rest as my budget allows. Today new sub-floors went in both bathrooms. Ceramic tile will go in Friday and on Saturday I will have the plumber out to replace the pipe flanges and toilets. Next week I will be getting a new vanity for the one bathroom and a pedestal sink for the other.

Next Wednesday I have to call the junk removal guy and get rid of all the crap that has been pulled out.
 

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