Taking a Few Days Off

By | July 14, 2010

I’m going to have to take a couple of days off from deal posting due to a serious downturn in my father-in-law’s condition.  I took him to the ER this afternoon due to some sudden memory issues he was having, along with problems he’d developed in the 3 days since his release from the hospital (barely able to move feet, slurred speech, hand tremors, etc.).  They found that he has bleeding in the brain and they want to stabilize him enough to do further testing for the cause, but they suspect that his cancer (which started as prostate, then moved to the lungs, then to the spine) has moved on to his brain.

His condition is very serious — he may not make it through the night.  If he does, he still may not make it.

Dmitry is graciously giving me a little time off to deal with this.  I hope you understand.

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Thanks to all for your positive energy, prayers, and words of encouragement.  I hope to be back posting again soon.

-Becky

31 thoughts on “Taking a Few Days Off

  1. Sandra Franklin

    Becky, So sorry about your father-in-law’s serious condition. I know the feeling of being helpless when someone you love is suffering & there’s really not much you can do. I am sending up prayers for your father-in-law, you & your entire family. Also am praying for God to guide the Medical personell involved in his treatment. It’s so very diffucult to stay strong at a time like this.

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  2. Kathleen ONeill

    we understand your need to take the time off. take care of things there and yourself. prayers are streaming heavenward.

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  3. clare mcclain

    so very sorry becky. prayers going out to you and your family. god bless you all.

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  4. Marcie

    Deals can be replaced, people can’t. Of course we understand. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless.

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  5. Jude Nisbet

    Thoughts and prayers are with you Becky, your father-in-law and family, too.

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  6. Cindy

    Family comes first. We will still be here when you get back.

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  7. Becky

    Thanks, y’all… your support really means a lot to me.

    He made it through the night and is conscious but in pain, which they can’t address with meds because they need him lucid enough to determine the extent of his neurological problems. In addition to the pain, he’s in a rage either from dementia or just plain terror from his condition, insisting he’s being held against his will and wants to go home NOW. (sigh) So hard to see him like this and I feel SO helpless. 🙁

    Love and thanks to all,
    -Becky

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  8. John McKissack

    I hope (and pray) that his recovery is quick. GOD still works miracles !!

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  9. QueenOceanTiara

    I am so concerned for you as well Becky..this is a very hard thing to deal with..I will most definitely be praying and be lighting a candle for your beloved Father in Law. So sad..sorry …

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  10. Heather

    Sorry to hear about your father-in-law Becky, that’s a scary situation and having just dealt with your mother’s health recently it’s the last thing I’d hope to hear from you. I hope things turn out the best they can, take care.

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  11. Barb

    Becky~~I’m so sorry to hear about your father in laws sudden decline. It must be terrible for you and your husband to have to experience this with him~~wanting desperately to help and not being able to do anything. My thoughts and prayers continue for everyone involved.

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  12. Linda Rosenthal

    I’m so very sorry to hear about your father in law’s condition. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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  13. penny k

    I’d like to add my thoughts and prayers for you and your family. Take care, Becky.

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  14. Mermaidloving

    I’m so sorry to hear this. My thoughts and prayers are with your entire family and loved ones. I Pray to God to give your family and friends much strength to endure these hard times.
    Your family should be the most important thing now and nothing should hold you back from being entirely present with him. I Pray for the best and for his peace!!!
    This to shall pass!
    With Much Love,
    Cynthia Sequinot

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  15. FloridaGrandma

    Becky,
    We are praying for you and your family. It is so tough to see our loved ones like this. As Sandra said we feel so helpless. We pray for strength for you and God’s guidance for the doctors and nurses.

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  16. Roz

    My prayers are with you , your father-in-law and your family, too.

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  17. Natasha

    I’m sorry about your father-in-law. My prayers are with your family.

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  18. Angi

    So sorry Becky. Hope things turn out as well as they can. You hang in there kiddo! Prayers and healing wishes to you and yours

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  19. Becky

    Thanks so much for the show of love and support from my QR family!

    His pain is being controlled by meds but there is bleeding in the brain that they feel is being caused by a tumor and they want to operate to relieve the pressure. However, they ran some labwork this morning that shows extremely elevated liver enzymes and they’re now concerned that he has tumors in his liver as well… which, if true, I think would make brain surgery pretty senseless.

    He’s still stubbornly insisting he can beat this thing — denial — but the family knows what this means. Have already made a call to hospice but I have doubts that he’ll make it there before his body starts shutting down.

    Family struggling with helplessness, anger (some of them angry at God but I’m much more at peace that this is His will), frustration, etc. Thank you for your continued prayers. (((hugs)))

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  20. Mermaidloving

    I read your new post today Becky and I just wanted to continue delivering my full support to you. I very sorry and will continue to pray for your family.

    With much love,
    Cynthia Sequinot

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  21. Elizabeth Daly

    Becky
    Don’t worry about a thing here. God help you with you and your family. Your Dad is in loving hands. My prayers are here for you!!

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  22. Rose

    ((((Becky))))), I’m so sorry for what you have to deal with now. I’m sending you and your family prayers for strength and guidance during this hard time.

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  23. Linda Rosenthal

    Becky
    I just checked here to read the latest update and was glad to hear that your father inlaw’s pain is being treated successfully. We will continue to keep you in our thoughts and prayers durng the difficult days ahead.

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  24. Barb

    Thanks for the update, Becky. I have had friends who have used the hospice care services in their homes (for their loved ones) and were very pleased with the level of compassion and professionalism they exhibited. My continued prayers for your entire family.

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