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Published on August 26, 2008 By InBloom In Blogging

My stepfather suffered a massive heart attack this past Saturday. He was out of town (Amarillo) for a construction job when it occured. My mom was a mess after receiving the news, of course. Two of my brothers had to drive her up there (it's about 7 hours away). She told me it was better if I didn't go since my first day of school was today.

He had two clogged arteries and had to have stents inserted. Needless to say his heart was very weak after the attack (doctors say he was very lucky to be alive...it helped that there was a hospital up there street from where he was at when the attack occured).  His lifelong smoking habit contributed to this.  He is only 50 years old.

I have been speaking to my mother once or twice a day since Saturday. Both she and my brother say he looks a little better, but he is not out of danger. There is always the chance of complication, so he is being carefully monitored.

I am scared and worried for him, but I also know that I, along with the rest of my family, need to be positive and strong about this. I am praying for him everyday. I am asking for your prayers for him. And if you are not a religious person, I would appreciate good vibes and thoughts being sent his way. I would be so grateful for it.

 

 

 


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on Aug 26, 2008

Hey Rose,

Sorry to hear about this.  I'm pleased he got to a good hospital and is in good caring hands.  You have all the good vibes I can muster coming at you.

on Aug 26, 2008

dynamaso


Hey Rose,
Sorry to hear about this.  I'm pleased he got to a good hospital and is in good caring hands.  You have all the good vibes I can muster coming at you.

Mark, thank you so much.  It means alot. 

 

I am going to try to clear my mind of worries for tonight so that I can get some sleep.  If I don't do this, then I will probably be up all night thinking.

 

 

on Aug 26, 2008

Sorry to hear about you step-fathers situation. I am glad he got thru it and will pray for him as well. I know the feeling somewhat. My dad is very sick as well, he has all kinds of complications. Why I say somewhat? Well, I haven't had a decent father/son relationship with my father for years. Only recently when I was living in Puerto Rico a couple of years ago did me and my dad finally start talking again. He did things in the past to our family that broke it and damaged all of our relationships. Today I am in decent terms with him and find myself more concerned about him than before, I guess I held a grudge worse than I though I had. I have accepted that he will eventually leave this plane and in a way I am OK with it. He has lived a fairly decent life and he is now very sick, not to mention in a way I use to think the pain he caused my family could only be fixed by him kicking the bucket. Now I don't feel that way so much but the concept has not left my mind yet. I don't want him to day because of my past feelings anymore but I don't want to see him suffer either. It's a confusing idea, even to me, but I have conflicting feelings now. I guess my life is more of a mess than I ever thought it was, kinda interesting how these stories bring out these thoughts I never bothered to understand before.

on Aug 26, 2008

little-whip
(((Rose)))I'll do the Cthuhlu-Cures chant tonight on your stepfather's behalf.  I'll have to sacrifice that virgin we've been saving for the equinox, but hey, what are friends for?   My dad also has several stents in his heart, so I know what a scary situation that can be, both for him and the rest of the family.I'll keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.

Sabrina, thanks so much.  Yes, it is pretty scary thing he is going through (and pretty frightening for us, too).  I appreciate your thoughts, prayers, chants...I am sure it all helps.

on Aug 26, 2008

CharlesCS
Sorry to hear about you step-fathers situation. I am glad he got thru it and will pray for him as well. I know the feeling somewhat. My dad is very sick as well, he has all kinds of complications. Why I say somewhat? Well, I haven't had a decent father/son relationship with my father for years. Only recently when I was living in Puerto Rico a couple of years ago did me and my dad finally start talking again. He did things in the past to our family that broke it and damaged all of our relationships. Today I am in decent terms with him and find myself more concerned about him than before, I guess I held a grudge worse than I though I had. I have accepted that he will eventually leave this plane and in a way I am OK with it. He has lived a fairly decent life and he is now very sick, not to mention in a way I use to think the pain he caused my family could only be fixed by him kicking the bucket. Now I don't feel that way so much but the concept has not left my mind yet. I don't want him to day because of my past feelings anymore but I don't want to see him suffer either. It's a confusing idea, even to me, but I have conflicting feelings now. I guess my life is more of a mess than I ever thought it was, kinda interesting how these stories bring out these thoughts I never bothered to understand before.

Charles, thanks for the prayers.  I am sorry to hear that your dad is sick.  Despite all the bad stuff you have gone through with him, I hope that you and he can go through some healing together.

on Aug 27, 2008

My prayers are with you and your family at this time.  I hope things turn out fine for him.

on Aug 27, 2008

I hope for the best for him.  I will pray for him and all of you. ((hugs))

on Aug 27, 2008

((((Rose))))

I will keep him in my thoughts and prayers as well as you and your family.

on Aug 27, 2008

I hope that you and he can go through some healing together.

The good thing is we are.I am even getting to know my sister from his side who was also having issues and had to much anger towards our father that she stayed away from him till recently when she decided to patch things up with him, and me.

on Aug 27, 2008

I'll add him to my always growing prayer list.  I don't know how much influence I have but I try my hardest.  What is your step-dad's first name?  Your poor mom, I think sometimes it's harder being the one waiting than the one hurt. 

on Aug 28, 2008

Dr Guy


My prayers are with you and your family at this time.  I hope things turn out fine for him.

 

foreverserenity


I hope for the best for him.  I will pray for him and all of you. ((hugs))

 

KellyW0498


((((Rose))))
I will keep him in my thoughts and prayers as well as you and your family.

Doc, Donna, and Kelly, thank you So much for your thoughts and prayers.  You are very kind.

on Aug 28, 2008

Boudica


I'll add him to my always growing prayer list.  I don't know how much influence I have but I try my hardest.  What is your step-dad's first name?  Your poor mom, I think sometimes it's harder being the one waiting than the one hurt. 

His name is Ignacio (pretty traditional spanish name).  I am sure you have as much influence as anyone, so your prayers are very much appreciated.

on Aug 28, 2008

little-whip

Any updates, Rose?  How's he doing?

Well, he developed a fever yesterday, but my mother told me they got it under control.  He was finally able  to eat and keep it down.  He is conscious, but is still in alot of pain.  Doctors are still keeping a close eye on him, of course, in case anything goes wrong.  He seems to be improving bit by bit.  Thanks for asking, Sabrina.

on Aug 30, 2008

Just a little update.  My stepfather was released from the hospital yesterday.  He and my mom had a long  7 hour car trip from Amarillo (a friend and co-worker of his graciously offered to drive them home so that my brother wouldn't have to go back up there to pick them up).  They had to make stops every 2 hours to allow him to move and walk around (doctor's orders), but they made it back okay.

He will be put on medication and appointments have already been set up so that he can be seen by the docs here.  He has a long road ahead towards complet recovery, but hopefully he will be able to do it (he has a lot of hard habits to break).  Thanks again, to everyone who said a little prayer and sent some good energy his way. I hope to continue to give good updates on him now and then.

on Aug 30, 2008

Just discovered this posting. My prayers are with you and yours as well.

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