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A Sudden Lurch.

25 August 2017

Well, my father is in a very bad way. He was finally discharged on Monday to a nursing home. A nice one he was at least willing to go to. After three days there, he became agitated and combative in the middle of the night. They calmed him and got him back to sleep. He hasn’t awoken.

He was taken to the hospital with sepsis, and in what the ED doctor described as a “coma”. I spoke to his nurse, who said it didn’t look good for him initially but that he’s improving. His lactate is 2.7, down from 3. Those numbers are high, but not, apparently, extremely high.

The doctors asked us what his wishes are and we’re all in agreement that dad wants a DNR. He’s not there yet – he’s not immediately dying. But it’s a real possibility, in the immediate future.

I didn’t sleep much last night. A few hours. I’m not 100% sure how to wander around today. Luckily, I have some mindless work to carry on with.

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  1. 25 August 2017 08:34

    I’m so sorry. These are difficult times for families. Please take care of yourself. Mindless work is a great thing.

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