Sometimes I do get to places just when God's ready to have somebody click the shutter. - Ansel Adams

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Update on my Dad.

He was released to come home late Wednesday evening. All of the tests showed up perfect with no damage what-so-ever from the mini stroke, so that is WONDERFUL news! He had to do the MRI/MRA twice because he coughed or something during the first one and they missed a small area on his throat. So that's what they did Wednesday morning and had to wait on the doctor to come and speak to them. The Neurologist came in and told them that the first one looked perfect though and the lady that did the Echocardiogram said everything looked good to her as well.

I'm hoping to get to bundle the kids up later today and go see them. They live right down the road but I never go anywhere because I dont want to chance making my son and daughter sick. I cannot wait until warm weather! But, I didnt go today because I figured they could use some rest because they were exhausted from being in the hospital.

They've all been telling him that he needs to quit smoking. I really hope he does! Same for my Mom! I know (well, not from experience because I've never smoked or anything) it's an addiction and hard to stop but I've always been so worried about them. It hit me one day in third grade when I was walking down the hall in my old elementary school and seen a poster with a black lung which was all the damage that smoking had done. I've been telling them (and one of my sisters who also smokes) ever since that they dont need the things. I know they dont like hearing it, but I dont say it to be mean. I say it because I love them and dont want anything to happen to them.

Well, sorry to ramble. Just wanted to give an update and let you all know that he's ok. He's back on his medicines for his heart, blood pressure and cholesterol. So hopefully he quits smoking &, along with the other things, it'll take that 10% of mini stroke victims who suffer a full blown stroke down to 2%. I hate bad things. Thank you all for the thoughts and prayers though. Please continue to pray :)
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