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araestel
araestel
I hadn't been up 10 minutes...
... when I got a call from dad's neighbor. Seems he was late for a lunch date and no one could get him on the phone, so the neighbor dialed 911. She looked in and could see him lying in the floor with blood. So the fire department/emt's had to bust open his door to get to him. The gathered him up and took him to the hospital. Seems he has pneumonia. He passed out in the hall bath and took a header into the floor vent, scraping all the skin off his nose, bumping his head and tearing up both arms. Thing is, he went to his regular doctor yesterday who also had in intern present and both checked him out and neither found the pneumonia. OY!

So all I've done is run up and down the road and deal with crap. I'm worn out. Thank God for wav. She cleaned carpet and did lots of other odds and ends that helped *tons*.

They're keeping him tonight, and are doing an ekg tomorrow. God knows how long he'll be in the hospital, so if you're trying to reach me, give me some time to get back to you.

I need a vacation.

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From: elle_4you Date: October 11th, 2007 10:45 am (UTC) (Link)
Damn, it doesn't let up does it!?! Hang in there, I hope your dad feels better soon. *big ol' hug*
araestel From: araestel Date: October 11th, 2007 11:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
No, it doesn't and I think I had a small breakdown today too. *hugs*
xxflissxx From: xxflissxx Date: October 11th, 2007 10:50 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh that's so awful hun I really hope he's okay and gets better soon :( *hugs you tight* I think we need to get Orlando to pay you a well deserved visit.
araestel From: araestel Date: October 11th, 2007 11:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
Lord knows I could use it, but I'm so tried right now, I doubt I could appreciate him. ;)
viggosterri From: viggosterri Date: October 11th, 2007 10:51 am (UTC) (Link)
*HUGS*
araestel From: araestel Date: October 11th, 2007 11:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks! :)
tati From: tati Date: October 11th, 2007 11:03 am (UTC) (Link)
*HUGS* i'm sorry to hear that. hope he gets better soon
araestel From: araestel Date: October 11th, 2007 11:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you! :)
jenlynn820 From: jenlynn820 Date: October 11th, 2007 11:24 am (UTC) (Link)
*hugs*
araestel From: araestel Date: October 11th, 2007 11:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks honey. How are you doing?
pokecharm From: pokecharm Date: October 11th, 2007 11:39 am (UTC) (Link)
oh God! I'm so sorry dear - I hope he'll be ok soon! Pneumonia is serious stuff :s
araestel From: araestel Date: October 11th, 2007 11:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
I know. I've had it about 15 times or so myself and can remember just lying in the hospital as a child, wanting to go to sleep and never wake up, I felt so bad. :( He seems a tad livelier today than yesterday, but he's still very weak.
beautiful_hooch From: beautiful_hooch Date: October 11th, 2007 11:40 am (UTC) (Link)
All I have for you is hugs lots of them. I hope he gets better soon.


Hooch ;)
araestel From: araestel Date: October 11th, 2007 11:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you! *hugs* I guess you heard about Eric in Stark Trek, yeah?
txdville From: txdville Date: October 11th, 2007 11:46 am (UTC) (Link)
{{HUGZ}} *sends lots of good thoughts for dad*

WOW! I'd asked what else could possible happen but it probably would!

*thumps doctor in his head*
araestel From: araestel Date: October 11th, 2007 11:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks!

I find I should never ask that question cause it always comes back to bite me in the ass.

*hugs*
grey853 From: grey853 Date: October 11th, 2007 11:51 am (UTC) (Link)
Good lord, I'm glad he's okay, but jeez. I hope you call his regular doctors and give them a piece of your mind. How could they both look at him and miss pneumonia. It's not something that's easy to miss. My mom used to get it every winter and she'd cough and hack something awful.

I hope you can take time for yourself. Give me a call if you're up to it in the next few weeks and maybe we can hook up for lunch, my treat.

{{{{{{Hugs}}}}}
araestel From: araestel Date: October 11th, 2007 11:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks honey! Sounds like a plan!

Well, the specialist he saw at the hospital said she couldn't find it with the stethoscope, but only found it with the x-rays. S till, seems pretty easy to find to me, but then I've had it too many times not to know the symptoms and how it makes me feel.
From: harukameko Date: October 11th, 2007 12:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh gosh! Poor him and poor you! What a scary situation to have to go through. I hope he is doing all right now. *hugs*
araestel From: araestel Date: October 11th, 2007 11:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
He's still very weak and I won't know anything more until tomorrow. *hugs*
belladonnaslair From: belladonnaslair Date: October 11th, 2007 01:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
OMG! So glad your dad's neighbor was so vigilant and got help on the way. Makes you wonder just what his doctor and the intern were listening to huh? Lordy. Keeping fingers crossed that all turns out well and he's up and about soon.

((((((((((Hugs You))))))))))))
araestel From: araestel Date: October 12th, 2007 12:01 am (UTC) (Link)
Well the specialist at the hospital said she couldn't have found it either, had it not show up on the x-ray. Still, pneumonia seems easy enough to find from what I know. And I've have it more than a dozen times, so I should know. *sigh*
belil_gaviel From: belil_gaviel Date: October 11th, 2007 02:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm sorry to hear about your dad hon. I hope he gets better soon. I can't believe that his own doctor couldn't tell that he had pneumonia, what kind of doctor is he. **hugs** I'll keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers and hope for a speedy recovery.
araestel From: araestel Date: October 12th, 2007 12:03 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!!! *hugs*
ames1010 From: ames1010 Date: October 11th, 2007 02:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
OH honey, I am so sorry to hear about this. :(
araestel From: araestel Date: October 12th, 2007 12:04 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm just so damned TIRED. All of this is just wearing me out.

I have no idea exactly what's up with him, they did tests this morning but we won't know anything until tomorrow. And of curse, I keep driving there and back.
anorienparker From: anorienparker Date: October 11th, 2007 03:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh no! I hope he gets better soon!

*hugs*
araestel From: araestel Date: October 12th, 2007 12:05 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you! :)
the_tim_world From: the_tim_world Date: October 11th, 2007 03:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh hun, when it rains it pours, eh? I hope he's doing good, and you'll all be in my thoughts.

*hugs*
araestel From: araestel Date: October 12th, 2007 12:06 am (UTC) (Link)
It certainly feels that way. *hugs*
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