Jul 12, 2007

Wise Men

My dad, Harvey Wise, is back in the hospital. His stomach was swelling and my mom called Dr. Bond Wednesday to ask what should be done. Dr. Bond made an appointment for that morning and asked my dad to come in. I don't have all the specifics but some how they discovered my dad has some kind of parasite possibly from fruit. Dr. Bond's first suggestion was going to take too long for my dad so he was admitted into the hospital, given an IV and medication for the parasite. My dad has been very weak because he hasn't been consuming any of the food he eats I guess because this parasite is consuming it all. His blood pressure was very low. My dad was hoping an IV would give him some energy and he could get some nutrition in the hospital. I'm quite surprised that he would do that but I'm glad my dad is getting better about doctors and hospitals. Last night he threw up all the dinner he ate at the hospital. I'm trying to find out from my mom what caused him to throw up and what it means. I'm sure this will help him be able to get the nutrients he needs and help him feel and heal better and faster. Please keep him and his health in your prayers. As soon as I have more information on this I will update the blog.

Tuesday my grandfather, William "Buster" Jasper Wise Jr, passed away about 2:30 p.m. My grandfather's health has not been well for quite some time. His diabetes has been worse due to not eating properly nor getting insulin as needed. He had fallen a few times and a couple weeks ago his doctors finally demanded he move into a nursing home. My aunts were starting the process of finding a nursing home for him when his health turned for the worse. He was in ICU at Scott and White Hospital in Temple, Texas when he died. I'm still here in DC and will not be able to attend the funeral this Saturday. My mom is not sure if my dad's health will be improved enough for him to attend either. I know we both wish we could be there. Please pray for our family to stay strong and supportive through all these tough times.

Here's the obituary that will be in the Cameron Herald (weekly newspaper) next week: William J. "Buster" Wise Jr., 84, of Cameron died July 10 in a Temple hospital. Funeral services were held July 14 at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home in Cameron with the Rev. Jim Lafferty officiating. Burial followed in the Rice Cemetery. Wise was born May 8, 1923 in the Hanover Community of Milam County to William and Bernice (Dodson) Wise. He married Ruby Elizabeth Wise and she preceded him in death in 1995. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and was a member of the Third Street Church of Christ. A sister, Helen McLane, also preceded him in death.Survivors include sons, Charlie Wise of Cameron; Russell Wise of Rosebud; and Harvey Wise and Clell Wise, both of Bryan; daughters, Sharon Harber of Bryan; Margie Horton of Humble and Theresa Klecka of Buckholts; sisters, Edna Lee Riley of Kansas City, Mo.; Esher Addington of Cedar Springs and Lora Lee Mortimer of Waco; 16 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
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