08 October 2007

Fright night

I thought I would be arriving at my parents' house to share a lasagna dinner with them, my brother-in-law and his daughter.

"Where's Dad?" I asked as I walked in.

"Oh, he's laying down," my mother said. My hair instantly flew up.

"WHAT'S WRONG??" I asked. Dad does NOT lay down.

Turns out he was having chest pains. He is 89. He had a heart attack 2 years ago.

"What's up, Pops?" I asked, sitting on the bed. He looked pale.

He admitted that he was ready to go the to ER. When he got there, he said his pain was 8 on a scale of 10.

Two hours later, the EKG looked good, the pain was receding. He's there overnight, in good hands, I hope.

So no lasagna for us. We went to a coffeeshop and stuffed ourselves with hearty American food. That's all we know to do sometimes.

26 comments:

Shash said...

Suebob, my thoughts and prayers are heading your way. I hope your dad feels better very soon.

Shash

Julie said...

I'm glad he is ok. Sending you and your dad good thoughts this week....

Blog Antagonist said...

Oh no, how frightening! My mother is not in good health and I worry about it all the time. I hope your Dad continues to get better!

Christina said...

Oh no! I can understand why you were so concerned!

I'm glad he's doing better now, and hope he continues to get better. Heart attacks are just so scary.

super des said...

m glad you guys realized what was up and that he's ok.

Major Bedhead said...

Scary stuff! I'm glad he's improving and hope that continues.

Kizz said...

Oh I just HATE nights like that. No lasagna just a healthy side serving of FREAKED OUT which never tastes good.

Hilly said...

I am glad he is okay and am sending lots of love and prayers his way :).

Assertagirl said...

Phew! Sounds like your dad knows how and when to listen to his own body.

Hugs.

Average Jane said...

That's scary! I'm so glad he was willing to go straight to the hospital.

Kevin Charnas said...

OH Suebob! I'm sending your Dad and your family good healing thoughts...hoping that he's okay. Whew...how quickly it can all change!

Know that I'm thinking of you...

TB said...

Thinking of you and your family.

Andrea said...

I'm glad he's doing better now! That is scary, and thank God for American food sometimes.

Elizabeth said...

How scary, Suebob. I'm sending big hugs and positive vibes your way.

Nancy said...

Whew, I am glad he's OK. Good to know the Suebob radar is functioning efficiently too. ;-)

Jhianna said...

I'm glad he's feeling better and that the EKG looked good. Scary, scary things - give yourself some TLC too.

one smarmy mama said...

*hugs*
scary stuff.

mar said...

praying for you all.
glad the ekg looked okay.
and lasagna always tastes better reheated. :)

Mignon said...

Wow, Suebob. I'm glad it turned out okay, and that he was looking out for himself. Take care and best wishes.

QT said...

I am glad that your dad is ok and I hope he continues to improve.

~~Healing vibes~~ your way, sister.

MsLittlePea said...

Prayers for your dad Suebob. I was glad to read he felt better. How scary that must have been for you all.

Day Dreamer said...

Wow...hope he goes home as scheduled. (prayers from Ok...)

VenturaMom from said...

SueBob - positive thoughts coming your way, toot sweet. Would a coupon for a free burger help?

Count Mockula said...

I'm so sorry, Suebob! That must have been scary as all get-out. I'm glad he's better.

SUEB0B said...

Thanks everyone for the kind thoughts and prayers. He is home and seems fine.

Suzanne said...

Glad that he seems to be OK.

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