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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3 thoughts on “Update on my Dad.

  1. Lorelai says:

    You know, my FIL was told by the doc to quit smoking. His health was getting bad. I know your parents don’t have insurance, but I wanted to mention anyway….my FIL went on the perscription medication perscribed by the doc to help him quit smoking and it worked. He’s been smoke free for TWO years now! Never went back.

  2. -• Misty Sparks •- says:

    Thanks, Laura! What was the medicine called? Last time my Dad was in there they gave him something to take that was supposed to help him. It comes in like three stages, I think. But he didnt go through with it because we've seen those commercials about how it can make a person suicidal and everything. Chad's friend that lives across the road from us took it to help him quit & said that he had some major nightmares and stuff from his childhood that he hadnt though of in years. I think it starts with a C.

  3. Spellbound says:

    I am glad that your dad is doing okay and his recovery was short. I understand how you feel about the smoking though. When I was in my 20s I use to smoke with my friends. Do you know that now I have my son I kick myself everyday for that stupid mistake I made in the past? I mean what did I do to my lungs and my heart? What if it catches up with me later? I hate that I was so stupid and did not think about my future. I can’t imagine my son without me in his life (well unless I was in my 80s). I hope your dad listens to you one day.

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