A quick post tonight to ask for your prayer for my Jim. What he thought was a nasty bug has turned into far worst.
After 11 days of Jim refusing to go to a doctor I could not stand it any longer and demanded he go this morning. I took him to the ER and after many hours of blood tests, CAT scans and assorted other test we learned Jim has a bowel obstruction in one part of his bowel and an infection in another area.
As many of you know Jim has end stage emphysema. If he were a young healthy man they would operate. Because his lungs are so very bad they are doing everything in their power to avoid surgery. If they do operate they would have no option but to use a breathing tube and put him to sleep. If they do it Jim will probably never be able to get off the breathing tube for the rest of his life. This is something Jim has been terrified of for years.
Please pray that the treatment plan is successful. He is in quite a bit of pain and prayers for his comfort would be nice but praying he doesn’t need surgery is more important at the moment.
In my defense Jim hid a great deal from me. He hid his pain and hid his distended belly from me and lead me to believe he was getting better. Had I know he was as ill as he is I would have taken him to the ER a week ago. Why on earth he did this is completely beyond me except he is just about the most stubborn man I‘ve ever known.
Thank you all for your support, cards, calls, gifts and comments. Each one touched me and meant a great deal.
Love, Hugs & Blessings