Monday, March 31, 2008

Life wouldn't be the same without him

My Dad and Izzie,
Sunday morning two weeks ago I received a call from my mother.
She was calm and collected but wanted to let me know she was at the hospital waiting for my dad to have a MRI. He had something happen in the middle of the night where he felt a large jolt and warm tingle go through his body. He ended up falling back to sleep and when he woke up in the morning, he felt very confused. My mom explained that he came in and asked her where his shaving kit was? She went into the bathroom to help him look for it and it was on the bathroom counter. He then came in a little later and asked her to help him find his toothbrush and he was holding it in his hand. He knew something wasn't right and kept saying he was so confused. She drove him to the hospital. After several tests and a few hours later it was determined he suffered a Stroke.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Stroke or cerebrovascular accident (CVA) is the rapidly developing loss of brain functions due to a disturbance in the blood vessels supplying blood to the brain. This can be due to ischemia (lack of blood supply) caused by thrombosis or embolism, or due to a hemorrhage.
He has been told by Doctors that he should be able to get back everything he has lost. Now that time has gone by we have seen great progress. So now he seems back to normal.
From the title of my post I will tell you all that we would not be the same without him. This has been a very upsetting situation for our family and we all are so happy things are OK. Life is so precious so don't sweat the small stuff.