Monday, April 09, 2012
We had one of those crazy, busy weeks again. We went to my Mom's while DH was out of town. I thought it would be good to spend the week with her and get ready for Easter. We were busy but I managed to stick to my plan most of the week and get in some exercise. Then,we had another one of those unexpected things that knocks you right out of whack!
My Dad went in for his final test in a series of tests on his heart and brain, The doctor expected this test to be fine since everything else had been absolutely perfect. He was healthy in every way that they tested him. It was beginning to look like his accident was just that, an accident.. a fluke.
The final test was to cut open his throat and run a wire to his heart and stimulate the different sections of his heart. He did fine on the upper part but had a heart attack when they tested the lower part. They brought him back and then did it again! Just to be sure because all the other tests were good. He had a heart attack the second time also. So they kept him in the hospital and did an MRI that evening. Then they scheduled him for a defibrillator/pacemaker on Saturday. We were able to pick him up on Sunday and he is here with us now. He has to recover for the next few weeks, so I get the 'fun' job of keeping a VERY active man inactive for the next couple of weeks!
It's nice to be back home and have a schedule and real internet access again. We're getting things worked out slowly and I finally convinced Dad that he CAN take a break for 2 weeks!