I just wanted to write a little note to say thank to everyone for the for prayers for my dad and myself. I also want to apologize for not blogging in a long while. It has been a long tiring, painful and difficult time, for all of us. We thought we were going to lose the battle several times but thanks to all the prayers and thanks to God we are finally seeing a ray of light at the end of a very dark tunnel. My dad is showing a little bit of improvement. He is defiantly not out of the woods yet, there is still a long way to go but it seems that he might be heading in the right direction. All I keep reminding myself during this difficult time is that despite what the doctors says or the medical test indicate God always has the last word.
So, what happened was that due to his chemo treatment, his immune system hit the floor to where he was testing at a zero for his immune system which means his body didn’t have any defenses to fight off anything. This is why he got an infection so easily and his body was not fighting off the infection at all. This caused his heart to stop several times thankfully he has a pacemaker that shocked him back into rhythm each time. The last time it happened in the emergency waiting area when he was waiting to be admitted. This prompted the hospital staff to admit him immediately. After he was admitted into the hospital, a few hours later, he was very short of breath and he was not getting enough oxygen to sustain his body. They placed a very intricate machine called CPAP on him so that it could help him get the proper oxygen he needed. Unfortunately my dad could was in a tremendous amount of pain and could not stand having the CPAP machine on him to get the necessary oxygen he needed. Therefore, there was no other alternative than to sedate him and have him fully intubated. During the time he was intubated and sedated, he was having high fevers up to 103 degrees, his heart rate was out of control and then his kidneys started shutting down. It seemed that he was heading for the worst and we were going to lose him. My world was turned upside down my thoughts were racing all over the place. I was afraid, sad, angry all at once. During all this turmoil I turned to God time and time again for guidance and comfort. After what seem like an eternity there was a glimmer of hope he started building up his immune system slowly, and his body started fighting off the infection. This was the best news we had received in a long while. This new development resulted in some medications no longer being needed and in turn causing for him to not need dialysis for his kidneys, thanks to God. Right now after what seems like a million days of being intubated, the doctor decided to take him out of being intubated and performed a temporary tracheostomy to help aid his recovery until he can breathe on his own without any assistance. He is defiantly not out of the woods yet like I mentioned earlier but it feels like he is going in the right direction. God has the final word.