The Comeback Kid!
September 14, 2017 11:04am CST
My dad, age 96, was receiving hospice care for about 4 months. Hospice care was suggested due to Dad's anemia and his kidneys not doing well at all. I did thank those professionals kindly for the hospice care, but I knew Dad would not require hospice care for long. A few folks do so well with hospice care, that discontinuing hospice care results. Yep, my dad no longer needs hospice care, but if he does in the future, Medicare will pay for hospice care again, and again, and again, thank goodness. My dad is "The Comeback Kid." 1. Enemy fire to Dad's fighter plane in WWII caused the canopy of Dad's Hellcat to break apart. A huge broken-off piece of the canopy slammed into Dad's head. Despite blood streaming down his face, Dad landed that plane on the first aircraft carrier he could find, not his assigned carrier, but land he did. After 10 days in the hospital, Dad was good as new. 2. Dad beat bladder cancer at age 88. He drove himself to chemo and radiation treatments, and he did not lose his hair. 3. Dad fell, at age 90, in the Walgreen's parking lot and broke three ribs and his clavicle. Dad got into his car, drove to my house, and said, "I think I hurt myself." Dad recovered nicely due to my insistence we go to the ER. 4. Dad contracted severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), a serious form of pneumonia at age 94. The doctor told my sister and me our father was "going through the dying process." I told the doctor, "You do not know my dad very well do you?" Dad recovered nicely from SARS too. 5. Dad is no longer in need of hospice care, and he was sharp as could be when all his children visited him the other day. He felt great and enjoyed the company of all family members. Yep, I think my dad will be here for quite a while.
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Yes, your dad was one of our wonderful heroes too!!! God bless all who sacrificed so much to ensure our freedom. When he landed on the wrong aircraft carrier, those waving him away were furious at him, until they saw all the blood.
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What a heart warming story to read! Thank you @corallevang for suggesting this discussion! I feel like my sister has the same fight that your Dad does! I look forward to another 30 years with her, sharing stories, laughter and good times!!