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ShiftyFades Tue 21-Jul-15 00:43:19

Just back from hospital. dad is in critical care. I had to ring ambulance on Saturday for him. He's got acute pancreatitis and weak from pain and vomiting. It's all gone downhill today due to his kidney problems and lung problems and he quickly went from ward to High Care to Critical care in the space of 3 hours.

God I'm tired but I can't sleep as so much is going on in my head. They are so good in there and I have every confidence in them. I think they've intervened before it's got really bad and I hope tgey can make him well again. He's lovely and only 76 sad

Kreeshsheesh Tue 21-Jul-15 00:46:36

Thinking of you and your dad. flowers

Tararatum Tue 21-Jul-15 00:47:49

Me too flowers

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Tue 21-Jul-15 00:48:08

Certainly you can. Here's my hand and a ((( ))) for both you and you lovely dad. He is in the best place though
Love thoughts and support flowers

carelesswhisper87 Tue 21-Jul-15 00:48:34

And me flowers

poppym12 Tue 21-Jul-15 00:48:45

Thinking of you both.

BromleyGal Tue 21-Jul-15 00:49:11

I'm sorry. Yanbu at all to ask for a handhold. Hoping that your father rallies and gets better very soon.

ShiftyFades Tue 21-Jul-15 00:49:25

Ah shit, I'm crying now. Bollocks.

RusticBlush Tue 21-Jul-15 00:49:41

From me too flowers

ChwatFeechers Tue 21-Jul-15 00:50:40

Hoping for you both. flowers

MistressDeeCee Tue 21-Jul-15 00:51:08

flowersall the best to your dad

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Tue 21-Jul-15 00:52:32

You have a bloody good cry. Xx

phoenixrose314 Tue 21-Jul-15 00:52:38

He's in the best place he could be, sending you both lots of warm wishes and hand holding flowers

cookiefiend Tue 21-Jul-15 00:53:07

I have no useful advice. Do you have something you can put on tv that you have watched 1000 times before, like friends or frasier or something? I know it is not re come ded when struggling with sleep, but it might be enough just to listen to familiar words and doze. Perhaps whilst browsing a mumsnet classic or something. They will phone if he needs you so don't feel bad thinking about something else trying to get rest. I know it is really hard.

Thinking of you.

ShiftyFades Tue 21-Jul-15 00:54:45

Is this what multiple organ failure looks like? Is it how it starts? I don't want to ask for fear of the answer.
He's completely normal in his brain - talking and joking like he did this time last week?

We are all due to fly to Florida for a big family holiday in 3 weeks blush

ShiftyFades Tue 21-Jul-15 00:58:10

His blood pressure is too low and could cause irreparable damage to his already diseased kidneys. It's all a little bit pants.

Oh there's so much in my head!! Today has been so full, you wouldn't fit it in a month ordinarily!

ShiftyFades Tue 21-Jul-15 01:00:26

Thanks Cookie, and everyone else,that's a good idea.
I need to dull my brain or stop it thinking. Part of me wants to jump in the car and get back there so I know exactly what's going on.

I feel so helpless.

shiteforbrains Tue 21-Jul-15 01:01:19

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gobbin Tue 21-Jul-15 01:03:11

Sorry for your troubles, hope he is well again soon.

SniffsAndSneezes Tue 21-Jul-15 01:03:40

I've been there too OP when my father was ill. It's awful and frightening and exhausting. I'd second what Cookie said - get in your comfy clothes or pyjamas, lie on the couch, stick something on the telly that's light and familiar and just try and zone out a bit. Even if your head is spinning, now that you're home the adrenaline from all the hospital worry will fade and you might just doze off. And if you want to cry, cry. Better out than in. Thinking of you flowers

Strokethefurrywall Tue 21-Jul-15 01:03:58

I'm so sorry - all I can recommend is something lighthearted for times like this. When my brother was seriously Unwell I would numb myself with constant reruns of Friends and michael McIntyre. It helped for me to chuckle and Friends was comfort watching. That and lots of tea and chocolate - thinking of you both thanks

ShiftyFades Tue 21-Jul-15 01:06:26

I wish a had a trashy mag to read, I don't think I can concentrate on my book.
Makes me angry though, why does bad stuff happen to good people? My Dad is nothing but helpful and kind and he never stops (probably part of the problem). He doesn't drink and the ultrasound didn't pick up gallstones - the 2 main reasons for pancreatitis, so why has he got it 3 weeks before the holiday of a lifetime that he's booked and paid most of for his dearly loved family?!!!
It's just wrong. confused

ShiftyFades Tue 21-Jul-15 01:09:08

Ah yes, I haven't had a cup of tea, thank you, I've popped the kettle on. Even my husband has got a bit soppy which is most unlike him and makes me nervous blush

SniffsAndSneezes Tue 21-Jul-15 01:13:12

Decaf, if you have it Shifty. You'll need sleep my love. If you're reading, lie down and read so you can drift off if you need to.

SabrinnaOfDystopia Tue 21-Jul-15 01:13:43

thanks OP.

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