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Blog of the Grateful Bear

ramblings of a freelance panentheist {"all things are in God, and God is in all things"} . . . musings on Emergent spirituality, powerlifting, LGBTQueer issues, contemplative prayer, mysticism, cats, music, healing, and more. I like my coffee and my existentialism dark-roasted.

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Location: Marietta, Georgia, United States

I'm an LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor), in private practice in Marietta, Georgia. My writings on queer spirituality have been published in Whosoever and several other magazines. I live in a house-in-the-woods (Bear's Hermitage) in Marietta with Leonidas (Lenny) and Guy, Mighty Warrior Cats, and way too many books.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Update on Dad: Back in the Hospital Again

My Dad, Lloyd Grizzle, was re-admitted to the hospital late last night, with another infection and suffering from gastric distress. Since last July my Dad has been in six different hospitals, and this is his fourth admission to this particular hospital. His medical odyssey started with acute pancreatitis (two gallstones got lodged in his pancreas), which led to a domino effect that included lung failure, kidney failure, and other problems. The most significant injuries were from an episode a few months ago when his heartbeat and breathing stopped and it took medical personnel six minutes to revive him.

I haven't written much about Dad's condition in recent months, because there haven't been any major changes to report. He has continued to have good days and bad days, but overall he has been making steady progress at the inpatient rehabilitation center. He is still not able to walk, but he had gotten to the point where he could get in and out of his wheelchair with only minimal assistance.

Please keep my Dad in your prayers, as well as my Mother and the rest of my family. I deeply appreciate all the messages of support from my wonderful blog-friends, Facebook friends, and others. Knowing that you are keeping my Dad in your thoughts and prayers makes this difficult time a lot easier.

With a truly grateful heart,
Grateful Bear