“Progress, of the best kind, is comparatively slow.
Great results cannot be achieved at once;
and we must be satisfied to advance in life as we walk, step by step.” -Samuel Smiles
We are living on a seesaw at the moment…one minute my Dad is stable-ish and the next minute, we have problems. It is very hard to live like this for so many days. I always talk about taking baby steps and it is what we are doing…or better said, what he’s doing. So many times, we have been told that this may be it and then he rallies. I’ve been calling him the energizer bunny because he just keeps going and going.
But things aren’t great and all of the stress on his body, the difficulties in breathing, the strain on his organs, is taking their toll on him. He’s on a ventilator and his body is sedated. It is sad to watch the machines breathing for him, knowing that he has no idea that we are there for him. Somewhere in my mind and spirit though I feel like he may know that we are there for him ~ for love surpasses all.
As my Mom has repeated ~ all you need is the faith of a mustard seed ~ and she has that faith…the faith that’s bigger than the mustard seed.
So today I am grateful for the staff and especially my Dad’s specialist who are giving his the Royall treatment while he is in the ICU. The caring, going above and beyond job description and infinite patience, love and continuing to hold that glimmer of hope all the while finding other ways to heal him have made our step by step healing easier for Dad and for us.
Thank you for the Royall Treatment!