Saturday, March 20, 2010
Sorry all, been pre-occupied and in all honesty it will probably continue off and one for a while longer.
Last Sunday my Dad was found unconscious in his home. The best guess is that he had been that way since some time Friday night. Thank goodness my Dad is a creature of habit and the neighbors noticed that lights stayed on and the paper didn't get picked up. After several phone calls and banging on the door the fire department and ambulance were called. They had to break in and found him lying outside his bedroom in the hallway.
He has several health issues and is doing better, but we may never know what caused his blackout. He will be going home with my "middle" sister after he is strong enough to move around on his own and such like. The hard part is when he realizes that he will not be going home to his house to live. He has reached a point in his life that for his own safety he needs to live with some one else.
It has been real hard being almost 700 miles away. Not being able to visit him in the hospital. Not being there, but we have to choose carefully when we go back for health issues. We just can't take off every time. 1) can't afford too and 2) work won't put up with it if it happens too much. I was assured, by my sisters, that everything is okay for now and a trip is not required at this time, that does not mean that I haven't worried about everything.
I have talked to my Dad on the phone and he sounds a little stronger each time so he is on the mend, he just has to regain his strength and get his meds adjusted to help him. Anyway just wanted to let you all know that you haven't seen the last of me yet. I'll just be a little scarce.
Thanks for understanding,