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 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?