Hey loyal readers. I just wanted to let you know the reason I haven’t posted in a few days is because my dad has been back in the hospital. He had trouble breathing on Saturday so my mom called for an ambulance. He has been in ICU since then with blood clots in both lungs. He is on a blood thinner to clear them out. He also has atrial fibrillation in his heart, which basically means his heart wasn’t pumping his blood very well. That, with the blood clots in his lungs caused the shortness of breath. It also caused his heart to pump faster since it wasn’t working as good. His heart rate was very high.
This morning they looked at his heart to make sure there were no clots and then they shocked his heart. That sort of rebooted his heart and it is now beating at a normal rate. (for him anyways!) He has also had nausea for a while and they are trying to find the cause. They did an ultrasound of his gallbladder this morning and this evening they did a CT scan of his abdomen. We are still waiting for the results of that.
The visiting hours for ICU are from 9am to 6pm so I have been staying with him. My mom can’t miss anymore work. She gets there as soon as she can and they let her stay a little longer. She has also been able to go see him early before work. We are grateful for that. My dad has had some really great nurses too! And one of the perks of being in ICU is that the nurses only have 1-2 patients each. So he gets kinda spoiled!
They did say he is ready for a normal room, but the hospital is so full that he may have to stay put for another day or two. I don’t think he will mind!
Well, I need to sleep. I hope everyone is having a good week! Please remember my dad and our family in your prayers!