Saturday, October 1, 2022

Keep Dad (Jerry) In Your Prayers

Dad had a rough day yesterday & today. Excruciating knee pain (from longterm bone-on-bone arthritis, old torn ligaments, & more) that he tweaked again while trying to start his generator when the power went out. He said his pain level was a 15 on a scale of 1-10. He was unable to walk and sometimes unable to move. Traci (my number 1 Sista) and I tag-teamed it today. I took him to the ER at the VA Hospital this morning (they ended up only accepting life threatening conditions and sending us over to their clinic), and Traci took him to the Morton Plant Hospital ER the rest of the day, afternoon, and evening. He is in an immobilizer soft cast taking some pretty heavy duty pain meds and is hopeful to get a knee replacement later this month that other medical conditions have caused him to have to delay it getting done for the past couple of years. He is feeling a little better tonight. Please keep him in your prayers :)