Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Dad Update

Mom had to call an ambulance for my dad this morning. Couldn't function very well and there was no way we could have gotten him up and in the car to get him to the hospital. Ran many tests this morning and passed them all. Once we got the results back I sent my mom and her friend to mom's treatment down at Emory. 45 minutes after leaving dad had another pre stroke episode. Had to call them back, so treatments will probably be put off for another week. Next test will be on the arteries in his neck, if blocked or narrowed will be transferred to a larger hospital for surgery. Otherwise will be treated with medication. Very scary to watch your father lose his ability to communicate, etc. right in front of you, and I was the only one there to handle it. He is resting in his room now and probably won't have the test run until tomorrow morning. Please pray that no surgery will be needed and that the medication will do it's job.

5 comments:

Tammy said...

Oh my gosh I am so sorry to read this and your post from earlier.

Many, many, many warm thoughts and prayers coming from Idaho. ♥

Jessica said...

Oh my. I wish none of this was happening to your family.

I am keeping both of your parents in my prayers & praying for you, too. It's sometimes harder to be the caregiver than the patient.

Thank you for taking the time to keep everyone updated. :)

The Zoo Keeper said...

Updated everyone at church for you. Dad is now in everyone's prayers! Along with Mom of course.

Tanya said...

Lots of love and prayers for you all

The Stone Age Techie said...

I am so sorry to hear about your troubles. I hope that things improve for you and your family, and I'm keeping positive thoughts in mind for you all.
Karen