Sunday, October 17, 2010

My Dad

Last night around 11:30 pm, Dad had a mini-stroke. Ar first they told us it was a TIA, but since it lasted longer than ten minutes, it's classified as a mini stroke.

Mom and I got home from the ER at 3 AM and went to bed. I was up at 6 AM to get ready for church. I went to the first service and then left- my Lay Leader took care of the 2nd service. It was Laity Sunday so I didn't have to do a lot any way.

My daughter was up at the hospital early to be eyes and ears again. Finally got HIPPA  (spelling?) forms signed so she can legally talk  to the doctors and nurses and get information.

Echo cardiogram done, head CT done, blood work etc. MRI will come tomorrow. Dr. on call upset that my dad has never been on Coumadin, a blood thinner, even after his stroke in 97 and since he has A-fib.

There are more questions than answers at this point.

Mom is confused of course- lack of sleep and all of this is hindering my capability to think straight. I'm sure it is worse for her...

Missed my first Book Club pot luck at church tonight.

Thank God for these people in my church who just step up and do what needs to be done.

Dinner and then bed are on the agenda. More to come as more is known.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry. :( Is your Dad still in the hospital, or did they let him come home yet?

I have been trying like crazy to get caught up on everyone's blogs, and I just saw this on your front page.

(((Hugs))) Hang in there. My Mom has had TONS of TIA's and/or mini-strokes. I know how worried you (and your Mom) must be.

Remember, my email is open 24/7 if you need a place to vent/scream/cry.