Just spoke to Dad and the nurse at the rehab facility. I got a cold feeling all over and a sick stomach after the talk. Dad is getting weaker instead of stronger. He has lost 25 pounds in the last two months and he can no longer swallow solid food. He was in and out of the hospital three times in the last two months. Two weeks ago he had congestive heart failure. He was sent to rehab after a week in the hospital. He just told me that he can’t stand to use the bathroom anymore because he is too weak. I will see about getting him home with a nurse tomorrow. He isn’t eating enough there and we give him better food at home while we are watching him swallow so he doesn’t choke. They are only feeding him puréed food. They don’t have the time to watch him.
Well we are praying for the best. He always wants me to thank the folks he met at the coast. It was one of the best times in his life. He especially wanted me to thank Billy. He can’t get over how kind and helpful he was to dad on a charter we went on. He talks about it every time we speak about the coast. Well a big thank you to everyone of you great people from dad. He enjoyed meeting you, your company and your friendship.
Now I just have to get him well enough to get back down one more time. Bless you all. Thank you