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April Update on WeedNFeed's Dad!

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I just wanted to say thanks to Everyone for all the prayers and well wishes for my dad over these last months. To recap Dad is 88 and has been fighting Congestive Heart Failure and Kidney Failure. This past December he started Dialysis which took quite a toll on him. We had a very hard few months trying to stabilize his condition while moving them to a beautiful apartment and trying to get their house cleaned out and ready for sale.

Trying to have the parents transition from total independent living to an apartment was a very hard transition for us all. The house as you can imagine was full of 88 years of STUFF. Adding Covid into the mix has been brutal.

In March dad's health really deteriorated. He couldn't breath and almost lost consciousness many times. He could not walk 20 feet and could barely get out of his chair. I had to hold him up most times so he wouldn't fall. On Monday the 19th he was fitted with a wearable heart monitor. Tuesday the 20th I picked him up for Dialysis and returned the monitor. Trying to get him to the car he almost passed out twice. I picked him up from dialysis at 6:00 pm, put him in the car, returned the wheel chair. By the time I got back to the car about 30 feet I thought he was dying in front of me. things settled down, he refused to go back in and I took him home. At 8:00 pm His heart specialist read the monitor and I had to bring hi in to the emergency department. Wednesday the 21st he had a dye test, Thursday he had 2 stents put in his heart. Monday he had a combination Defibrillator/pacemaker implanted in his chest. Today he had dialysis and is home. Sometime we criticize our Canadian health care but in our experience have had nothing but spectacular service. Yes we pay high taxes but my family has reaped the benefits of the great work our health system provides. We are so thankful to our medical professionals.

Fearing dad would not be with us much longer 2 of my sisters and my Older brother were able to travel home for passionate grounds. My sisters isolated for 14 days at a private camp and my brother arrived a few days later and isolated in my parents home and started getting things ready for the sale. I am so thankful to have my siblings here to help it's been a rough few years dealing with frail parents. Dad is so happy to see them. He has the biggest heart, he told me all he has to live for is his family. Quote"I love all my children, grandchildren and Great grandchildren."

He is the most loving father anyone could ask for! He tells the Dr's every time I don't want to go anywhere yet, I have too many babies to love, more are on the way and I haven't met them yet. this has been quite a journey for all involved. Dad is like a miracle man he just keeps fighting. We are blessed for every minute we have him here.

Again thank you all! Thanks for taking the time to read this.

Wayne

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Thoughts and prayers go out to you guys. Things can be tough during regular times  so doing this all though a covid pandemic has to be even tougher. 

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Thank you for the scary but beautiful update...Dad sounds like a real soldier and perhaps he will be blessed with many years more and rightfully so with such a love for you all...I will continue to lift him up in Prayer and keep your family in my thoughts...May each new day be a blessed greater then the day before !

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Thanks everyone for your thoughts and prayers. He is tired but has had no bad spells since his implant. Other than 1 PEE break he has slept through 2 nights in a row. He had breakfast today and had another sleep for a few hours. Noticeable improvement in his breathing as you can well imagine. My daughter and her family stopped by for a visit yesterday, that brightened his day.

Wayne

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