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Not so Merry Christmas

Sunday, December 25, 2011

A brief update-dad's bloodwork showed he had a heart attack sometime yesterday. I guess the chest pain he had after he returned from the cat scan was probably it. I am not happy that the staff didn't call me when they found out and let them know they were to let me know if anything else happened.
I managed to talk to the cardiologist and the orthopedic drs today.
Even with all this they got him up for some PT and he walked about 25 steps to the hallway and back. I did get the therapist to agree that he needs to go to rehab for a couple of weeks before he can come home so she will recommend that which is good.
Guess we will see what tomorrow brings. I was at the hospital for several hours 3x today. Fed him all 3 meals and stayed to be sure things were going ok. I did come home for about 2 1/2 hours to go to our community Christmas dinner and that was a nice break for me.
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  • MOMMA_BEAR_69
    Continuing prayers for your dad and family. So glad they are sending him to rehab! WOOHOO on taking a break and going to your community Christmas dinner!!
    May each day bring healing and good news for your family.
    Hugs,
    Helen
    3398 days ago
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    Oh Pat, I'm so sorry to hear this. Many prayers to you. emoticon
    3398 days ago
  • CHEVY63
    I am so sorry to hear about your dad - hope that they do get him to the rehab center so he can get the care he needs. I do know how tough it can be to have this all happen over the holidays - we spent many Christmas days at the hospital with my dad (he always seemed to have a medical crisis right before the holiday). You and your whole family have been in my prayers.
    3398 days ago
  • SKINNYHANDFUL
    Sounds rough, I'm sorry to hear that you're spending your holidays in a not-so-great space. Hang in there; let's hope things improve and your dad returns home soon! :)
    3398 days ago
  • MARCIE_ELAINE
    You are his Christmas and Forever angel. Blessings to you.
    3399 days ago
  • MSLZZY
    This sounds like torture. They could have called you and informed you of the test results sooner. You were there how many times. What a mess.
    So glad they have agreed to rehab. That is so important, more important
    than sending him home too soon.
    Do take care of yourself. It was good to get a break but you need more time
    for you. HUGS!
    3399 days ago
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