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.

13 comments:

WIKKY said...

I am so glad that everything is ok. Wow, life is short. Enjoy your dad and it is so important that your children remember all of the fun memories with our parents. Thanks for the reminder on how precious they really are. Good luck!

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Team Korte said...

Sorry to hear about what is going on in your life right now. I wish you and your family the best.

Happy Birthday!

Thompson Family said...

Ape...sorry to hear about all of that. What a relief that he is ok!

the f's said...

He is in our thoughts and prayers. We are glad he is okay!

Rogers Family Blog said...

I am glad too that he is okay. Crazy how these experiences wake us up to how precious life is!

MissLed said...

Oh Ape that is so scary. I'm glad to hear he is doing okay. Things like that make you stop and think about what really matters in life. I wish you, your family and your Dad all the best.

ann michele said...

hope he's doing better......you sure look like him....:o)

on another note....randomly saw heather today and her new baby boy brant....he's a month old. she is doing good but oddly enough she told me her mom had a stroke a few weeks ago as well.....she's supposedly doing ok and coming out to visit soon but what a weird coincidence.....

take care!
ann

Laura said...

Hope everything is ok with him. Our thoughts and prayers will be with your family. We think he is such a great guy and want him to stick around a lot longer too. What a cute picture of him.

Love,

Ben and Laura Williams

Nat & Matt Robinson said...

Apes, it was so fun going to lunch with you on your birthday! Congratulations on accepting your new position...Sassy told me!! Glad to hear that your dad is doing okay. Love ya lots.

kahluakitty said...

I am so glad that things are looking up for your dad's health. You are part of such a strong family, and have such an awesome outlook! Take care of yourself!

Bonny said...

I'm glad to hear he is ok. What a weird thing to be so confused like that. I've never had such a great description of a stroke. Thanks for sharing it with us. I'm going to go call my dad.

Chris, Michelle & Parker Guymon said...

I'm glad that your dad is doing okay. I'm sorry I didn't hear about it until now. I hope to see you soon!