Anyone who wants to send a prayer for my Dad, it would be greatly appreciated. After a fall on Friday night, I called 911 to help get him up. He hit his back on his bed when he fell, but he told the guys he was ok and refused to go to the hospital. By Sunday morning when he got up, he was in a lot of pain and the bruises started to show. I helped him to his chair and he couldn't even sit back in it because he was in pain every time he inhaled. I called 911 and had him taken the the ER, which is only about five minutes from us. We were in the ER from just after 9am until they admitted him and got him a room at 5pm. When the ER doctor did some lab work and scans, they said there were no injuries from the fall, but they found he has Pneumonia. They said he will be in the hospital for several days and will have antibiotics to clear it up. The scan also showed his abdominal aneurysm has grown since he last had that checked. So, I made an appointment for him at the Cleveland Clinic, where he has a doctor there that was monitoring his aneurysm. He has an appointment set for the 21st.
The Social Worker came in and talked with us today about my Dad getting some therapy in a skilled rehab nursing facility after he is released from the hospital. The therapy will be to help him with his balance and strengthen his legs. He had a little therapy for it about two years ago and it made a big difference. I was surprised that my Dad agreed to it. So, I'm checking out some places they gave me on a list. I found one that looks nice...online...but, I'm going to take a ride there and ask them for a tour. I want to make sure to check everything out before making a decision. They say things happen for a reason, so maybe the fall happened to find the Pneumonia, aneurysm and for him to get the therapy he needs to help him.
So, I ask for your prayers for my Dad. He had just had his 90th Birthday on October 28th and he's the bestest Dad ever!