Sunday, September 07, 2008

Prayers needed

Update 9/9/08
Thank you all for prayers. Definitely felt. Kurt is better, was discharged Monday afternoon when doctor decided from tests that he didn't have a stroke or even a TIA (which, granted, might NOT be evident on CT); that was good news. Doc thinks the Baclofen, newly prescribed a day or so before, may have caused a bad reaction. It can cause confusion. Brother takes lots of pills. Bad news was they sent him home. With back problem he cannot walk (he normally doesn't walk well, but has been independent) so I've been the caregiver these past couple of days. Is that all? Just a couple of days??
I arranged for home health care and physical therapy 2-3 times a week. That will give me a break. Pray for me, too. My brother has never been very nice; long story. I minister to many folks, but I guess the ministry of family is hardest. Jesus knew that.
Anyway. . .thank you all.
I found my brother at his apartment this morning in a confused state. He is physically disabled, not mentally, and was unable to answer some questions, such as the date, the President's name, his age, etc. He knew who I was, and my son. We took him to ER, and tests were run. CT scan essentially normal, as well as other tests. MRI tomorrow. I just got home a little while ago.

He and I haven't always gotten along, but he finally has found a life of his own, friends, and some joy. We moved him close to us 3 years ago...and I pray that this isn't long-lasting, that he will heal.

Please pray for him. His name is Kurt.

10 comments:

Lynne said...

praying ..

Missy said...

Yes, Karen, I will pray. I am glad you guys were there for him.

Don said...

Thanking God for healing.

Maggie said...

You and yours are on in my heart and prayers. Keep us posted.

Kansas Bob said...

Standing with you Karen.

Milly said...

Praying
Have they checked his potassium?

karen said...

Thanks all...yes, milly, electrolytes all checked. I thought of that, too. He was definitely dehydrated at the hospital in my opinion, even thought they said he wasn't. One IV bag went into him in record time. He started snapping out of it then.

Milly said...

Still praying.

My sister hit the wall with my dad and I'm not able to step in as much as I'd like because of the kids. My brother is MIA. Smart thinking getting help.

Don't over do it and make yourself sick

karen said...

Thanks milly.
Your sister sounds like she's pretty patient.
This is the 6 family member I've had to care take for a length of time. I've had to take care of him many times.
I'm tired. PT is with him, so I'm taking a break.

Don said...

Thanking God for you and your attitude. I know your family appreciates how special you are, I know God does...