Sorry I haven't posted lately last Sunday started at 6 am with dad calling, went over and called 911 because dads heart rate was up. He gets himself a little anxious and with his breathing issues and mom dying two months ago, he is in and out of the hospital. Thursday morning started with a call from dads doctor at the hospital saying they were putting a CPAP machine on him to try and get his breathing under control and were putting him in CCU to monitor him. After this call I texted my siblings with the news and also said it was deja vu, I felt the same way when I received call about my mom needing an operation early on a Sunday morning. Thursday night I received another call from dads nurse ( after 10 pm) saying they are not sure but are testing him for a stroke, but did not think he suffered one, possibly a TIA ( mini stroke). This morning my brother texted from the hospital that they found no signs of a stroke and will send him home after breathing is under control. I went to visit him and he is in the room next to where mom died, he is medicated to help him relax and breath better. He woke up while I was there and could not undertand what he was trying to say so I got his nurse whom said the same thing and they also gave him paper and pencil but all he could do was scribble. I finally figured out what he was trying to say, with tears in his eyes he was trying to say " take care of everybody". I leave for vacation on Sunday and am on an emotional roller coaster, as I did not sleep well last night. Dads birthday is Monday September 4th and anniversary would have been September 6th, first one without mom who died June 4th twenty five days before her birthday. Joe
ACDF C5-6 July 10, 2012 with plate and screws.