Sunday, July 05, 2009

Update on Grandpa

Axel's Mom here. I am still in South Africa. I wish I had good news for you, but the fact is that Dad is critically ill and has been for some time now. Since his heart surgery, he has had 4 additional surgeries and one setback after another. For the past 5 days he has been sleeping and unresponsive. Though I have been praying for his recovery, I believe in my heart that it probably is not to be. He is in a very weakened state now after almost 4 weeks in ICU and he is 85 after all.

On Tuesday I am planning to leave South Africa after a month and return to my life in Philadephia. Of course I leave with a very heavy heart and deep sadness because I do not expect to see my beloved father alive again. I have struggled with the decision to leave, but I knew Dad would be the first one to tell me its time to go, that I need to get back to my life and my work in Philadelphia.

I can't wait to hug Axel - I have so missed his little furry presence. I have no doubt I will be leaning on him when I get home.
Please keep Dad (and me) in your prayers. This is the hardest time in both our lives I expect.


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Jake of Florida said...

Dear Dani,

We are so sorry to hear the sad news -- and it's even harder when you and your family are separated by such a long distance.

With fond thoughts and heavy hearts for you,

Jake and Just Harry -- and Mom Joan

Gus said...

Dani: We continue to pray for you and your family. We know that this is a truly hard time for all of you, and hope that your love sustains you.

Gussie and Teka

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Oh been in our thoughts so much these last weeks...I can't even imagine how hard this is for you. We're praying for your family and know that Axel will be awaiting your arrival with open paws....

Please keep us posted and know that we're thinking about you all the time!!!

We love you!!!!

Scruffy, Lacie and Stan and Marilyn

TwoSpecialWires said...

Dani. We've hardly gotten to know you, yet we've thought of you so often, knowing what you are facing. Your news is very sad, and it makes us feel totally inadequate in finding the words to support you right now. This family of friends is very special. Please know that we care, and we hope that love and prayers help to ease your days. We'll have you and your father in our hearts, and know that Axel's fuzzy snuggles will be waiting for you.

Jake and Miss Fergi - and our people

Koobuss said...


We are so sorry to hear that your father is not responding. How hard it must have been on you to make your decision to return to Philadelphia. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Love and Koobuss Kisses,
Koobie and Family

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