I just got home from the emergency room (ER) at Garfield Medical Center a few minutes ago (around 1 AM). I dropped my dad and mom off there because my dad is diabetic and his blood/sugar level was way low. He basically had no energy and was very lethargic. My mom and I couldn’t even move him (~220 lbs is no walk in the park) from our van to the wheelchair they provided us. My mom said she was told the guard couldn’t leave his post (ridiculous in my opinion, but I suppose if something were to happen where he were needed, that’d be bad news). I told her there was no way the two of us would be able to move him. So she went back in and thankfully, a male doctor/nurse of decent build was kind enough to help me. He grabbed my dad’s torso and I grabbed his legs. How’d he get into the van in the first place? Another full-size adult male that was on the Florida trip with my dad and I loaded him into the van around 11:35 PM when my dad still had a little energy. There are more details, but I will share those at a later time.
Please pray for God to be with my dad, Mel, and my mom, Laverne, and help them through this. My mom will give me a call to update me and/or ask me to take her back home. This is the first time his diabetes has affected him this much. It also makes me glad I told him, “I love you, Dad,” when I dropped him off Thursday night, although I’m not sure he heard me. I think he did because I didn’t say it really softly. Thanks to God and to all of you out there who will join me in prayer!
UPDATE: My mom just called me a few minutes ago (~6:50 AM) telling me that my dad is going to be admitted and that our regular doctor, whose practice is right across the street from the Garfield Medical Center, will see him sometime today. She said they’ve been giving him IVs and now his blood/sugar level is quite a bit up from down in the 20s to around 220 or so now. Thanks for your prayers, love, and support. As the great Yogi Berra said, “It’s not over ’til it’s over.”
As our great God says in His Word through His apostle Paul, “If God is on our side, who can be against us?” (Romans 8:31)