4/22/04 7:57 PM
Just wanted to give you an update on Dad. He is still in the hospital. The doctor called me late last night to give me an update on his condition. She said that he "hasn't improved as she expected." She felt that if the pneumonia was bacterial, that he would improve since he is on a pretty strong antibiotic (delivered via IV), so she thinks that this is a viral pneumonia.
He had wheezing in the entire right lung where she had only heard it in a portion of the lung the evening he was admitted to the hospital. She is going to call in a lung specialist to look at him and was going to give him another breathing treatment last night. The first night she listened to his lung and only heard a small area of wheezing, he had had a breathing treatment shortly before.
I did visit him last night and he looked pretty good. He has all the nursing staff at his beck and call and he loves it. The staff call him "Angel" and he is on good behavior. They say he is no problem and just love his eyes. I was in the room and the nurses said, oh your his daughter, you have his beautiful eyes. They just love him.
Mom was doing well also. Liz accidentally let Anna's dog loose yesterday and he took off. She went after him and they finally caught him when he was done running. He ran out of the neighborhood on to a very busy street, but he was ok. Liz said Mom was pretty happy yesterday and does not seem to be too bothered by Dad being gone. He does bug her you know. She also may know that he needs to be in the hospital since he was ill. We just hope that he didn't pass this on to her or anyone else in the house hold, we don't need Liz or Anna sick too.
I will let you all know something when I do. Keep us in your prayers.
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