Saturday, April 25, 2009

Warren Pitt - My Dad

This is my dad. He has kept us on our toes the last few weeks. He has been in the hospital twice this month with complications from his diabetes. The first week, it was hard seeing him there as he looked frail and sick for the first time in his 75 years. His kidneys were failing, and his heart was at risk because of it. He went home after getting everything back in control. Then back in this week, to care for his leg wound.

It is amazing to watch your parents go thru life and be resilient, and mostly healthy, and supportive and proud, and then to see them vulnerable is a whole different experience. This week he had surgery on his leg for wound that was really bad from his lack of circulation. This time when we went to see him, he was up and in really good spirits, and did our hearts good to see that he is on the mend and listening to what the doctors are telling him.

We were able to buy him a new recliner that lifts him out of the chair, and has a vibrating element. He said he is in heaven.

Daddy, we are glad we could contribute to your "heaven" on Earth, cuz we want you here for a long time to come. Love you!

8 comments:

Heidi said...

Good to hear he is on the up! Hopefully he gets out of that chair every once in a while.
LOVE you Grandpa Pitt!

Emily said...

I hope he feels better! Good luck with all of that! :)

Brendon and Stephanie said...

Thanks for the update. Glad things are going better.

(Can't wait to see you in July!)

Marie said...

Your dad looks like such a friendly soul. I shall add him to my prayer list. My mom is also 75. It's really wierd seeing the roles reversing. She who used to take care of me, is now the one that needs taking care of. Each time I see her, which is not as often as I would like because of the distance we live apart, I see her becoming more frail. Her voice on the phone sounds as strong as ever though. I send love. XXOO

Aaron and Caroline Haring said...

It's hard to imagine life without your parents in it. Glad he's doing better and that you were able to be there for him.

Grammy Staffy said...

I am glad that Warren is doing better. It is so hard when you see your parents start to fail. No matter how old they get it is hard to think of not having them any more. I hope that he will be around to enjoy his heavenly chair for a long time.

I am having a give-away. Hope over to enter before Wed. if you are interested.
Have a great week. Love, Lura

Grandma Kris said...

Sheryl...so glad to know your dad is doing better. My dad has been having health problems for awhile. It is awful to see the strong man of your lifetime struggle.
Love to you!

Brian said...

We love your dad...we'll be praying for him. Please pass along our well wishes.