I need prayers, positive thoughts, and candles lit in J-land tonight.
My dad is had to go to the ER today for chest pain. We have been down this road before in 1986 and in 1999. He had cardiac episodes that lead to angioplasty those years and stents placed.
Thankfully, he know the warning signs pretty good.
Of course, it started Monday and wouldn't fess up until Thursday that it had happened at all.
I knew it on Monday. All the signs were there, including his big fat stubborn denial. He lies bad.
Thursday he fessed up, but not until dinner time, after he had watched my kids all day because I had my infusion. He didn't want his "heart thing" (his words) to mess up my infusion.
@@ Duh. Like you dropping dead here alone with the kids wouldn't have ruined anyone's day.
My dad did go to his family doc on Friday afternoon, but not until afterwork, after all, they were 2 men short for vacations and he does work at a hospital, even if it isn't the hospital we go to. @@ @@ (double eye roll)
Family doc scheduled a stress test for this week coming and told him to relax all weekend and if the pain comes back, call the ambulance and go to the ER.
Fast forward to today, the pain came back. About 12:30 while he was out food shopping. He took and aspirin, finished shopping and checked out. Yes, he had a cell phone and my mom, my hubby and myself were all home and available. No, he didn't call us, he didn't want to upset us. @@ @@ @@
So, after about an hour of negotiating he let us call the family doc and ask if he could be driven to the ER. A resounding "NO" emanated from the phone, and he FINALLY let us call the ambulance.
Long story, short, he is resting comfortably on nitroglycerin paste and blood thinners and his cardiac doc will be in first thing in the am to talk about scheduling the angiogram.
And, oh yeah, he listens great to everyone in the hospital. They all yelled at him for giving my mom and myself a hard time. We told them this was "good" for him. Last time in 1999 he ignored it for three weeks and then was dragged out of the house flat on his back by ambulance and was difficult to stabilize. So this time was actually "cooperative" by comparison. @@
Hopefully, it will be in arteries they can stent again, otherwise, my dad may have to open heart bypass surgery.
Please keep your fingers crossed for my dad and us all.