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Got a little more info from Lynda about Dad. Seems one of the reasons they went ahead with the colostomy was that Dad kept getting nauseous whenever they tried to feed him through his feeding tube, so they wanted to go ahead with the surgery in hopes that it would help his bowels to function. (Mom never really answered me why they had suddenly decided to do the surgery, because she doesn't fucking ask questions which pisses me off to no end.) They said it should take about two days for things to start functioning normally, but as of today, they haven't.

So today when the doctor comes in, Dad tells him he wants to die.

Oy.

Now would be a good time to put him on some of those antidepressants, don't you think?

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jkusters
Dec. 2nd, 2003 04:17 pm (UTC)
Oh, man, I'm sorry to hear that. Yeah, antidepressants would be a good idea, but they do take two to six weeks to start working. Positive thoughts to your dad, and I hope you can hang in there as well!

JOhn.
fattmike
Dec. 2nd, 2003 05:00 pm (UTC)
I don't mean to sound like a broken record, but, well, ditto.

Shit, this is supposed to be a joyous time of year -- your family and mine could sure use some.

::sending positive vibes::

Mike
pinoyboytoy
Dec. 2nd, 2003 06:30 pm (UTC)
In terms of enthusiasm, your dad has kept a postive outlook from the get-go, for the most part he's been strong andpositive, I think he's allowed some time to really gasp the reality of his situation, maybe its all the pressure starting to get to him, now more than ever he needs someone to be strong for him, the people around him, like your mom, cant afford anymore to break down, its crucial that they show him they can be handle the task.
esprix
Dec. 5th, 2003 01:55 pm (UTC)
I think the suggestions I gave her might help - have people come visit, bring in pictures and Christmas decorations, etc. The doctor told her not to worry too much about it, as he's under a lot of stress and it will pass.
frozenbroken
Dec. 2nd, 2003 07:18 pm (UTC)
i hope your father recovers soon.
paperprince
Dec. 2nd, 2003 08:14 pm (UTC)
That's a hard situation to face. Please try to take care of yourself, too.
nazcr
Dec. 3rd, 2003 09:33 am (UTC)
Does mom have hers?
esprix
Dec. 5th, 2003 01:55 pm (UTC)
She said she has been taking her valium, yes, when she needs to. Thank goodness.
aries28
Dec. 3rd, 2003 10:12 am (UTC)
I'm sorry, Esprix.
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