My hubby and I just got home from driving our new car to Prescott to spend a little time there. The drive there was great. The drive back not so great....we had to stop four times so I could go to the bathroom for diarrhea. And I mean the EXPLOSIVE kind!! I know when you eat too much sugar at one time, it will cause "dumping syndrome" and I did treat myself to some cookies. Bad Missy! Guess this is my punishment. I will take it and never do it again, promise!!
When we got back home, I received a phone call from my dad's girlfriend, Gina. She said she and Dad were in Oklahoma City at the Memorial and he had a grand mal seizure (the most serious kind) and had to be rushed to the hospital. Now, I have seen my dad have seizures since I was in nursing school in 1991. The cause has never been determined, but he is supposed to be on a lifetime regime of medication. I don't know what his doctors are up to now, but I know they took him OFF the medication awhile ago and started something else. I don't like that at all. If one medication worked, why fix something that isn't broken? Yesh! Gina is going to find out what is going on. But I could use everyone's prayers. My dad's seizures sometimes don't stop and that is very dangerous if he were left alone. His heart could stop. I thank God he is not alone. And I thank God Gina is there to help. I just feel helpless that I can't do ANYTHING but pray. I can't even be with him in this time. Luckily they do call me once a week. But I feel like I did when I lost my mom so suddenly....and I was WITH her. But the feeling still the same. I just couldn't do anything to help her and she died anyway. I want my dad around for a long time! He can't leave me an orphan! Who would adopt me? LOL...a little humor helps at a time like this!
So please pray that everything will be OK and my dad won't be in the hospital long and he will be back on his usual regime that worked so well. He hadn't had a seizure before this one in a long time. It's such a shame that some of his visit to Gina's has to be spend at the VA Hospital. You practically have to move in there the lines are so slow.....
Hope everyone is having a good day.
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