I am at the Paulist 150th Anniversary in Washington but while I was here my dad was taken to the hospital with an elevated heart rate, trembling and a high fever. He seems fine now and my sister is with him and says he seems to be better. The doctors believe that an infection pushed his heart rate up. Regardless, he is 80 years old–so this is a fairly serious situation. Secondly, he has been the primary caregiver for my mom who is not in good health. I will be returning home tomorrow afternoon to care for my mom while my sister cares for my dad’s needs.

Prayers are very seriously needed. This is my nightmare to be honest. I love my dad so much…if you want to know what kind of dad he’s been–read this article I wrote on him after the movie Million Dollar Baby came out.