Sunday, October 12, 2008

Rainy day news.

Sometimes my gut talks in an overpowering way to me. It was working overtime on Wednesday and although all was found to be okay at the time with my dad... I couldn't shake the feeling. I can't say it was a surprise when mom called last night. She said she came home from Saturday night bingo to find the groceries my dad had gone to the store to get earlier strewn all over the floor. She went to find dad sitting in his chair with a very flushed face. He simply said "I've just been waiting here so you could take me when you got home." Mom called me and repeated dad's words to me and I knew he wasn't asking IF he should go to the emergency room. I concurred he should get checked out right away. And while everything is always downplayed, dad had all of his paperwork lined up ready to go. The early reports that I have gotten are that his heart is flip-flopping and they may decide to put in a pacemaker at some point. He also has fluid built up again and his blood pressure is pretty high.

Mom stayed with him until 3:30 this morning and then left after they settled him in his room. He is on the cardiac floor this time. She said his spirits are still high and even when they said he will be staying awhile, he didn't protest. I'll be going to visit in awhile and post news if there is anything new. I joked last Wednesday that the events were just a warm up and I was testing everyone. I sort of felt like I was crying wolf... but apparently I knew somewhere inside that something was wrong, I just didn't have the timing right.

8 comments:

  1. I will be praying for you and your family. My dad had/has heart problems and I know how scary everything is. Take care.
    Heather

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  2. We are praying for all of you. Hang in there!

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  3. Thanks everyone. It all helps. Hopefully we'll have a better idea of just what the best course is going into this next week.

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  4. Vicky: That is so scary. Always follow your gut. I do understand however the fear that people will think you are wrong. Keep us posted. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

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  5. I have to ask if your Dad is "Mr. Westra" from Moorhead High School??

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  6. No, Mr. Westra is my father-in-law and he is doing great! I am married to his oldest son. Were you one of his students? People ask us about him all the time and when we tell him about it he always knows somehow who we are talking about!

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  7. I am sorry to hear about your dad. How scary. My grandmother has a pacemaker and even though it could give years, it scary to know it could also take years. They went in for a different surgery on my grandmother to find that one of the wires was not working on her pacemaker properly, so they had to go in and fix that before the other surgery because should could have died if they didn't see that wire.

    I will be praying for your dad and your family.

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  8. Yes, he was one of my teachers (1990-1994).
    Sorry I was confused. I wish your father the best!

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