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The world is an odd place [Jul. 31st, 2007|10:41 pm]
spinthemoon
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One day everything is humming along, same old same old, and the next you're sitting in the emergency room waiting for your dad's test results.

Yesterday my father had a heart attack. Apparently, an itty bitty one, but a heart attack just the same. After much poking and prodding and scanning and ultrasounding and x-raying, the doctors have determined that he has several arterial blockages and one aortic anurism, that can - they hope - be treated with medications.

So, he's going to be spending another couple of days at the hospital while they monitor the meds. He's already bored, and he's been grumpy since he got there. I think that's a good sign.

Right now, I need to sleep. But before I do, I just want to say, nurses rock.

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[User Picture]From: shabbyesque
2007-08-01 04:35 am (UTC)
OMgosh! I'm glad it wasn't more serious! This happened to my dad a couple of years ago...nothing major (I think they even determined it wasn't a heart attack, just some weird something or other), but it scared the crap out of us, nonetheless.

*HUGS*
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[User Picture]From: spinthemoon
2007-08-03 03:50 am (UTC)
Thanks for the hugs! I'm glad your dad is OK.
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[User Picture]From: quaero_verum
2007-08-01 01:29 pm (UTC)
Sorry to hear this! I too am very glad it wasn't more serious than it seems to have been.

Sending lots of "get well" vibes to your dad and lots of hugs to you.

;-)
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[User Picture]From: spinthemoon
2007-08-03 03:50 am (UTC)
Thanks. I'm glad he agreed to go the hospital.
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[User Picture]From: jchammonds
2007-08-01 02:05 pm (UTC)
I'm glad to hear that it was a "small" one and that he can be treated with medication. I'm sure this was very frightening for you. The grumpiness is probably a good sign, yes! ;D
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[User Picture]From: spinthemoon
2007-08-03 03:52 am (UTC)
Thanks!
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[User Picture]From: jespere
2007-08-01 03:34 pm (UTC)
Oh no! I'm sorry!
I hope he heals well and fast!
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[User Picture]From: spinthemoon
2007-08-03 03:52 am (UTC)
Thanks!
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[User Picture]From: causedujour
2007-08-01 03:37 pm (UTC)
I never really know what to say in these sort of posts but I always feel like I should be saying something. My heart is with you. Sending positive thoughts for your dad's quick recovery and strength for you and family.
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[User Picture]From: spinthemoon
2007-08-03 03:53 am (UTC)
Thanks for the positive thoughts.
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[User Picture]From: thecranewife
2007-08-01 04:20 pm (UTC)
how scary! I hope that everything is able to be cleared up by medication.
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[User Picture]From: spinthemoon
2007-08-03 03:53 am (UTC)
I'm keeping my fingers crossed!
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From: blissonbliss
2007-08-01 05:19 pm (UTC)
Well, I'm thinking grumpiness is a good thing, too. I'm glad there is a medicinal route. Sounds like he's on the mend. Yay!
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[User Picture]From: spinthemoon
2007-08-03 03:54 am (UTC)
Thanks for the good thoughts!
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[User Picture]From: millimom
2007-08-02 06:11 am (UTC)
Nurses do rock.

Keeping him and you and yours in my thoughts and prayers.
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From: spritzcourt
2007-08-02 08:25 pm (UTC)
(((hugs)))

Hoping life returns to same old same old for you all quickly...
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From: misty_bay
2007-08-03 03:03 am (UTC)

I'm so glad he's grumpy.

How's your mom? The rest of the family?

Nurse's do rock.

Continuing to think of him, and pray for his health.....

If ya need me, holla!
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[User Picture]From: aims814
2007-08-07 04:02 pm (UTC)
Oh, dear! I'm sorry to hear about all of this! Sending well wishes and prayers.
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