Wednesday, January 27, 2016


I got a text from my Mom telling me that my Dad was in the hospital. He was dizzy, faint feeling, and his heart was racing.

My Dad has already had 2 heart ablation surgeries. The last time they said that he wouldn't have another surgery.

Atrial fibrillation is fairly common. It usually can be controlled with meds. My Dad's heart would start beating super fast at times, and hospitals could not control it for a few days.

This time he was only in the hospital overnight. We're thinking the cold triggered it.

When I woke up the next morning there was an article about a funeral home by my parent's house that has been there for as long as I can remember that was on fire. That whole main street was shut down. I texted my mom about it, so she'd know to go around the area.

Lunch time happened. I still didn't hear from my Mom about my Dad. I texted her, "How's Dad?" She said, "Still in the hospital. One Cardiologist is out of town, and the other one is visiting a small town." 30 minutes later she texted, "Dad's going home."

I said, "WTH! Did they do anything for him?"

My Mom is in grey and I'm in green...

I guess my Dad is on meds once again.

I called tonight to see how he's doing. I said, "Dad I think the cold might be triggering it! You should not be out there scooping snow! There are businesses that do that you know." He said, "I don't want them to use some kind of blade on my driveway. It's horrible on driveways!" I said, "Well we live too far to trot over to scoop for you. Plus you live on a steep hill. Businesses have the equipment to get the job done. Yes they have a blade, but what are your other options? One day you're just going to pass out, out there and die. If you don't want a blade to mess up your driveway move somewhere warm like Florida." He said, "You're trying to get rid of me." I said, "No I'll follow you." He said, "I don't want to live in Florida." I said, "Ok anywhere warm."

I texted one of my sisters about this. Here's what she said (I'm blue, she's grey)...

Of course early next week we're supposed to get slammed with snow. 

Do you have any stubborn people in your family?


Theresa Mahoney said...

Glad he got to go home, but I do hope he takes it easy! Living in the cold sucks no matter what your age, but at his, he really needs to be careful.

mail4rosey said...

I used to be the snow shoveler most of the time and I don't miss it at all. And the worst that could happen with a blade is the driveway would need replaced a bit sooner. Way better than a heart needing replaced sooner (and cheaper too). ;) I'm glad he's home and okay.

~ Noelle said...

Glad he's home and okay...
Don't know what to tell you about the snow. As for stubborn... my brother is stubborn all the waym

Maryann D. said...

When my parents were alive, they were definitely stubborn and no matter how many times we told them not to go out in the snow, they did anyway and fell a few times too! ugh!
Hope your dad listens and that he is better now!
twinkle at optonline dot net

Ai Sakura said...

I read a few news articles recently about people dying from over-exhaustion at clearing their driveways from snow. Remind him that he's living not just from himself, but for his family too and how sad everyone would be if he didn't heed the warnings and just passed away.. hope he'll be fine!!

Ai @ Sakura Haruka


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