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Near miss
My dad is in the ICU in the hospital, he had a heart attack. Apparently he had one a few days ago and didn't tell anyone he felt terrible and wasn't able to breathe. So he quit smoking, again, and that was it. Then today he felt bad and went to the hospital but things seemed OK so he went home. And then he felt terrible again so my mom had to berate him for an hour to get back to the hospital - and the doctors said that was a good thing because he was having a bad heart attack and might not have made it if he wasn't in the hospital.

Damn stubborn fool still expected to fly back to NY from FL tomorrow! And one of the arteries leading from his heart had COMPLETLEY blocked - they put in a catheter to unblock it. Of course they told him he needs to change his diet, exercise, cut down on stress, don't start smoking again, etc. And I know him, he'll do it for a while and then go back to his habits. I hope he proves me wrong, but he's done that kind of thing before.

Man, I had a terrible feeling when I heard the tone of my mom's voice on the voicemail she left me. It isn't what I was dreading, but it sure freaks me out.

I am: distressed distressed
Current Media: beating of my heart

chemical_pocky From: chemical_pocky Date: June 25th, 2004 07:58 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
hope things are all right.
wednes From: wednes Date: June 25th, 2004 08:04 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
Damn dude, I'm really sorry to hear that.

I hope you're doing okay. That is some pretty scary shit to be dealing with. I wonder, if you told your Dad how scary it was for you to hear that he'd had a heart attack, if he'd better understand how important it is to pay attention to his health. Ya never know.

I have such things on the brain today as a close friend from Madstone is going thru something similar to you. Except that her mothers heart attack was on Thursday, and she did not survive.
rhysara From: rhysara Date: June 25th, 2004 08:45 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
Wanted to let you know that I am thinking of you and that I sincerely hope that all will be well.
lizzielizzie From: lizzielizzie Date: June 25th, 2004 09:45 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
eek! scary!! **hugs**
trystero From: trystero Date: June 25th, 2004 11:55 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
I know how scary this sort of thing can be, not least getting the message and thinking the worst. My thoughts and good wishes are with you and your family...

From: jehanna Date: June 26th, 2004 04:43 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
Gah. Sending good vibes to you and your family, *hugs*
autumnesquirrel From: autumnesquirrel Date: June 26th, 2004 06:30 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
broken_gizmo From: broken_gizmo Date: June 28th, 2004 02:42 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
pfloyd From: pfloyd Date: June 28th, 2004 05:11 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
Hope all goes well, Z.

Don't know if you remember last October, my in-laws couldn't make it due to my dad-in-law going under the knife for a quadruple bypass (CABG = cardiac arterial bypass graft, aka "cabbage"). He's doing very well now, but he's put some scares into the family before with heart problems. So, the wife and I know what you're going through.