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Apr 15, 2007

A dreadful Year


Well folks it looks like 2007, isn't going to be a good year. My father fell again almost a year to the day of last year when he fell and broke his hip. But this time it wasn't his hip he broke It's his neck that he broke and he isn't doing very well at all. Last year at Christmas He was diagnosed with Lung Cancer The doctor removed the upper lobe of his left lung to remove the cancer. I received a phone call This morning from his wife letting me know that his left lung has collapsed and he is beginning to get bed sores from laying on his back all the time.



Dad's seventy four years old and has always been pretty strong health wise but as we get older we aren't as strong as we use to be. It's sad to see him laying there in the hospital bed weak and vulnerable to sickness and disease. The doctor said Dad will be in the hospital for at least four months He will have to learn to walk again and if he is still unable to grip with his own hands someone will have to feed him. My question is How do you deal with the helpless feeling you get when your looking at your own Father with bruised eyes and scrapes on his face and hands ?



I remember when I was a young boy my Father was constantly whistling no matter what he was doing he had a tune to whistle. I still remember his favorite songs and when I hear one of those songs I think of him along with my Sisters singing and whistling together .



The Whistler



My Father is a whistler he whistled all the time My Father is a whistler to the tunes of patsy Cline. My Father is a whistler it's clear to every passing ear people always saying He fills the air with cheer begging him to whistle as long as they were near. I know the day will come about when he'll no longer be able to whistle out loud--But He'll always be the whistler deep inside my mind .


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1 comment:

shmamber said...

I truly believe that you can be his strength...

I hope when the day comes and I need those I love around they are there... I am sure that means a lot to him...

Your a good man... make sure you take care of yourself.