|Papa - DD's first venture into photography. Aug '10|
Now understand he had typical old age things wrong with him before, his vision wasn't great without his glasses anymore, he had a hard time hearing things and they usually had to be repeated 3 or 4 times. But he was still fairly healthy. They eat well, he used to take the dog for 2 walks a day, he had his routine and it kept him going.
Then he took a fall and hurt his hip. So that affected his walks. With his lowered activity rate, his health is going downhill fast. He's tired all the time and just wants to sleep. I worry about him, but he's not listening to anyone in our family. When he's sick he never takes his medicine. He stopped wearing his hearing aides. Sometimes I think he's just giving up on life, even though he promises he's not.
My mom called me today, he's being admitted to the hospital. He has pneumonia, but they want to do some tests to see if he has Congestive Heart Failure. I'm scared. I want to pack up my family and move back down to Arizona because I'm afraid of all the people I won't get to say goodbye too. I miss my Papa, and this news scares me.