May 25, 2011

My Dad

It's times like these where it really SUCKS - for lack of a better word -  to be away from family.

I got a call yesterday from my mum saying she was at the hospital with my dad. Not to freak out too much, but it was his heart. He was awake, hungry and complaining. I was on my morning walk with Andrew and was stopped in my tracks. "Don't freak out too much".. I don't know why people bother telling me that. Of course I'm going to freak. I kept on with my walk all while texting trying to find out more info. (Of course this is on the one day during the week that I can't talk to my husband).

I don't know much more information. I was able to talk to him. He was transferred yesterday to the heart hospital and they are doing tests.
He's had issues with his heart before. His father did as well. He already has a pacemaker that was put in a while back. It's working just fine, but his heart beat is still irregular. They did labs and he didn't have a heart attack. This morning he was brought in for a 4-hour nuclear stress test, and they are hopeful we'll have some answers by this afternoon.

It's hard to hear your dad in obvious pain or discomfort. It's hard to imagine him in the hospital. My heart really hurts, not being able to be there. To give him a big hug and kiss. To be there for my mom. It just plain sucks.

Please lift my family up in your prayers! Pray for his comfort, my mom's peace of mind, and for those doctor's to find some answers.

*One thing that really made me smile last night, was to hear that he was very upset that he couldn't watch American Idol at the volume he would at home. He would usually have it cranked up to 60 and can't really do that in his hospital bed.* Always a sense of humor in this family!

10 comments:

Jessica said...

I'm thinking of and praying for your family. It does suck. While it's not the same, we were in NY when Alabama had that bad outbreak of tornadoes in April. It's hard to get through!

C. E. Welch said...

So sorry to hear this, girl! Feel free to call if you need anything!

JG said...

Definitely praying. Hope they hear answers soon!

Annie said...

Thinking of yall!

Amber said...

I'll keep you and your dad in my prayers.

Mel said...

Sending prayers your way. hugs!

Michelle A'etonu said...

thinking of you and your dad. hugs!

Jen said...

Sending lots of prayers!! I hope he is ok.

Cam and Kristy said...

Lots of prayers for your dad, your mom, your family, the doctors and YOU! Call if you need to chat/vent/etc.!!!

Ashleigh said...

I'm so sorry to hear this!! I hope he gets better PRONTO!!