"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
--Jeremiah 29:11

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Another ER Visit

This time it was not for Connie, but rather, my dad. He's had a small hemorrhagic stroke and had a brain bleed last night. The neurosurgeon is convinced that the bleeding has stopped or else he would be dead. He told my parents that these are the kinds of strokes you die from. He is in the ICU and not allowed to sit upright at all. They gave him some blood platelets last night to help his blood to clot on it's own and the doctors said that his condition does not require surgery, not at this point anyway. Please continue to pray for him and his recovery and especially that this does not set back his recovery from the back surgery.

Yesterday he fell going up the steps and said that it felt like his leg gave out on him. He crawled up to bed and laid there about an hour and then when he tried to get up to go downstairs, he dropped the cup that he was holding and started slurring his speech badly. He could barely stand so my mom called 911 because she was afraid to try to take him herself, thinking he might fall on the way to the car. By the time he got to the hospital he was acting normal again. They did a CT scan and found the bleed and decided to admit him and treat him with platelets. They said that they will be watching him closely for at the very least a couple more days.

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