The House of Doo

The House of Doo

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Prayer Request.

I meant to add this to my blog from Tuesday, but I forgot.  :/

I wanted to update on my stepdad, Allen. 

He has finished his radiation treatments for now and is waiting for a scan that will be done next week, November 6.  He has been very sick.  He has been falling a lot and the doctors say it is because when he stands, his blood pressure is dropping drastically.  About a week and a half ago, Allen fell in the bathroom at their house.  He fell between the wall and the toilet and Mom couldn't get him up.  She had to call 911.  :(  They took him to the emergency room in the ambulance and gave him some fluids at the hospital.  When he fell, he got some kind of nerve damage and now has no feeling in his right arm.  He can't use it or feel it at all.  They don't know if it is permanent or just temporary, but so far, the feeling has not returned. 

This has been very hard for him, because as you can imagine, he has to depend on other people to help him.  He is right-handed, so this was a big set-back.  He has a hard time feeding himself and even going to the restroom seeing as it's hard to dress and undress with one hand. 

We saw Allen recently and I have to admit, he looks bad.  He has lost a lot of weight and is obviously exhausted.  Please keep him in your prayers.  He needs prayers for his health, but also for his spirit.  I can imagine cancer would get you down and on top of that, he has the nerve injury that is requiring him to be very dependent.  Thank you in advance. 

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