Dad's in the hospital, I'm sad.
Monday, February 04, 2013
My dad, who has never had a heart problem before is now in the hospital. His BP had gone way low and he was really dizzy. They took him in and they found atrial flutter, and he's at risk for a stroke. I didn't find out about it until he had been in the hospital for 24 hours. By then, they put him on blood thinners and he will see a cardiologist tomorrow. They are in a small town and the cardiologist only comes once in a while to the town. He may get sent to the city for a procedure called an ablation.
I got to talk to him on the phone today. He lives in Wisconsin and I'm in NC. My finances don't look like I can go see him. He sounded quite good on the phone, but he's still in danger of a stroke. All my grown children tell me they think I should go be with him and mom. My brother was there visiting the day this happened, fortunately, so he took dad to the hospital. My brother is off from work for a few days and says he will stay at Mom and Dad's till Dad gets out of the hospital. I want to be there. I don't know what to do.
Pray that something works out for me to go, and also that he gets better quick.