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He is doing much better now first off.

I got a call at about 8am Saturday to come over to his house he was feeling bad and Mom was at work. I drove like a bat out of hell and made a normally half hour drive in 15 minutes. By the time I got there he looked terrible. He was pale and clammy in a cold sweat, he had vomited and he said his atrial fibrillation (A condition he suffers, an irregular heartbeat sort of thing) had been going on for almost two hours. He said he had called his Cardiologist and was waiting for a call-back.

He and I said FUCK THAT and called 911. I was positive he was in the middle of a full blown heart-attack.

Turns out he was. Thankfully he had taken his aspirin that morning and the EMTs gave him another and some other drugs while they got him prepped for the ambulance.

I called my mom, his cardiologist, directed them which hospital to take my dad to... then semi-helped them load my dad. (I basically just schelped items behind them). The ambulance takes off, I lock up their house, go to get in my car and then the bloody neighbor wants a "Chat"...

"What's wrong? Is it your Dad? Is he alright?" Take a BREATH BETWEEN QUESTIONS YOU NOSY BITCH!

I'm like... Obviously he is not alright, they took him away in an ambulance for Goodness sakes and you are KEEPING ME FROM FOLLOWING IDIOT!

I didn't put it quite that rudely but I certainly wanted to.

Mom was at the hospital waiting when they pulled in with my Dad in the ER... I got there about 15-20 minutes later. My husband had brought my mom to the ER and by the time I got there... Dad was just about stabilized.


*WHEW*

We sent John back to work after Dad was stable, he'd just pace a hole in the floor. They came in for x-rays and shooed mom and I out so we got lunch in the hospital cafeteria since by this time breakfast was long over.

By the time we got back to ER Dad was looking so much better. His color was back, his heart rate was lowered and we then began the wait for a bed to open up so they could admit him.

Went back today to visit and he's still looking better but not allowed to really get up and move around so he's antsy.

They are going to go in with a catheter monitor surgery again on Monday to look inside his heart (He had this surgery done just this past December) and then see if he needs further surgery on Monday.

So I will be spending quite a bit of time incommunicado in the hospital for the next few days.

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psyche_chan
Feb. 22nd, 2009 09:45 am (UTC)
Oh my goodness, how scary! I'm glad to hear your dad is okay though. I send him my best wishes that everything goes 100% perfectly on Monday.
sharona1x2
Feb. 22nd, 2009 10:37 am (UTC)
My thoughts and best wishes are with you and your dad. I hope he continues to get better very quickly. *huggles*
alice_montrose
Feb. 22nd, 2009 10:52 am (UTC)
I hope your father will feel better and no surgery will be required. Best wishes of health! *hugs*
ashkitty
Feb. 22nd, 2009 12:05 pm (UTC)
I hope he feels better very soon!
sentairick
Feb. 22nd, 2009 12:42 pm (UTC)
Thoughts and prayers for the Big Daddy..... (and a bag of cheetos in his honor... he'll laugh hysterically :) )
karadin
Feb. 22nd, 2009 01:59 pm (UTC)
Glad he's doing okay, and good for you calling 911. Best of luck, hon.
joannindiw
Feb. 22nd, 2009 02:22 pm (UTC)
Glad your Dad is doing better - hope the next test turns out ok too!
storm_maven
Feb. 22nd, 2009 03:40 pm (UTC)
Thoughts and prayers to you, your dad and you family.
tammylee
Feb. 22nd, 2009 05:14 pm (UTC)
I'm glad he's stable now!
*sends good wishes*
ppw0
Feb. 22nd, 2009 06:32 pm (UTC)
Best wishes for a speedy recovery for your father.
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darkflame173
Feb. 22nd, 2009 07:25 pm (UTC)
Good God, last week one of my well liked co workers died of a heart attack. I'm so glad to hear your Dad will be ok!! Good on you for calling 911! *HUGS*
heartshope
Feb. 22nd, 2009 10:09 pm (UTC)
I will keep you and your family in my thoughts D. *hugs* I have been down this road recently with my father, though he didn't actually have a heart attack, just the chest pains. I know what it's like and am here if you need me <3
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(Anonymous)
Feb. 23rd, 2009 02:03 pm (UTC)

"What's wrong? Is it your Dad? Is he alright?" Take a BREATH BETWEEN QUESTIONS YOU NOSY BITCH!
Wow! I think your Dad did the same thing...except I believe the question was "Tell me how Craig died".
Isn't karma a bitch?
fablespinner
Feb. 23rd, 2009 04:42 pm (UTC)
Neighbors and former family members are HARDLY the same thing. Don't you have something better to do than stalk me? If someone cannot "let go" it seems it does not apply to me. I've had zero contact with you for seven years, you stalk my journal, and apparently have done so since my divorce, you are the one with "letting go" issues Madam. I did not revel in Craig's death and I was nothing but sincere in my condolences, nice and polite to you in your loss. This is vile behavior you display in taking JOY in someone's pain. You bitter evil-hearted woman. The only thing I regret is ever feeling remorse on your behalf.
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