Father in Multiple Organ Failure

The doctors characterize him as being a very sick man.  He has liver, kidney and intestinal failure.  Proteus bacteria is in his kidney, and he has e. coli in his blood.  His soft tissues are showing considerable calcification on the MRI.

His blood pressure is the biggest measure of his remaining time.  The higher, the better.  The lower the blood pressure, the faster the organs will completely shut down.

I will miss him. We did not have the best of relationships.  I haven’t visited him in a number of years, until recently.  And, he, rightfully, didn’t recognize me.

I pray that his journey into the next phase be a peaceful one.

I hope my mother and the other members of the family go forth and achieve peace with this event.

In Christ,

Jay C. “Jazzy_J” Theriot