Thursday, October 2, 2008

Broken ribs are a pain (in every sense)...

Things got a little more complicated for Dad at the hospital today. The staff are still struggling to find a vein for Dad to get his antibiotics, so he may get a central line. His pneumonia has gotten worse, so his stay at the hospital will be extended. And last but not least, those darn broken ribs caused some more problems!

His doctors think that during a coughing spasm, one of his broken ribs tore a hole in his left lung (OUCH). They inserted a chest tube to help repair the damage, but this is a discouraging set-back. His pain level is back up and he is discouraged about this new complication. 

Please keep Dad in your prayers.  We want him home as soon as possible. 

6 comments:

Briana Walker said...

wow honey! that must have been one powerful cough to break a rib. i will definitely keep him in my prayers.

Ryan and Bethany said...

Uncle Phil is always in our prayers. We love him so much.

larawashington said...

Hey! I was blog stalking and came across your blog. So sorry to hear about your dad. I wish him the best. My dad is a pancreatic cancer survivor (one of the 2%) of 5 years, and recently his cancer markers are back up. We've been-there-done-that and I'm worried that it is going to start all over again. Good luck!

quadmom said...

Hi Nikki! We'll definitely keep your dad in our prayers. Love you cus. Love, Jayne

ForeclosureBoys said...

Dude.. sorry to hear about your Pops.. Keep us updated.

Team Caldwell said...

I love you Nikki! why do we have to watch our daddies get old?!