My 88 year old father-in-law was released from the hospital yesterday. My hubby and I are taking turns living with him this weekend until we can move him into the assisted living home at the beginning of next week.
The poor guy was in the hospital for 11 days and has a lot of health problems at this point. He was completely against going to a home just a week ago. Last night he told me he realized it was time. That is a huge answer to prayer. His Parkinson's and dementia has worsened. He has gout and aspiration pneumonia. Basically whenever he swallows liquids it goes straight into his lungs. We have to thicken all his liquids which of course he hates. He has a ton of other issues including a weakened liver and kidneys (his kidneys are functioning at less than 30%). It is not good.
The great news is that my father-in-law is a Christian. Without sounding preachy, he truly trusts God and has a lot of family and friends in heaven. His last sibling passed away last week.
He says he is ready to "go home" (i.e. heaven). He is on oxygen 24/7 and cannot walk too well. Yesterday he fell after only being home for an hour. Thankfully he is able to sleep and does it a lot since we have to follow him around wherever he goes.
Thanks for all the thoughts and prayers!