Tuesday, January 10, 2012

An emotional post for me....

This is a very emotional post for me, so it may not make a lot of sense to you all. My sister and I have not spoken to our dad for probably 4 or 5 years. Just a lot of problems there, that I am just too emotional to go into right now. He has been remarried for a while and things were always going on there that I just couldn't handle being around. So I decided that it was best to just stay away. My kids don't see things like that going on here at home so I didn't want them around it if I could help it.

Soooooo my brother calls Sunday to say that my dad is in the hospital and had a stroke. He has not been in good health for several years. He has had several heart attacks and surgeries. It did upset me when I got the call but I didn't go to the hospital. Yesterday they did more tests on him and decided that they thought his carotid artery is 100% closed off. If that test is correct then the doctor says there is nothing that they can do and a massive stroke is something that they can not stop. Today they are doing a test to see if there is even a pinhole there in that artery that they can work with. If there is a tiny pinhole then they may be able to do something, if that junk doesn't dislodge and go on the the brain.

Soooooo after lots of praying and thinking about the whole thing, my sister and I decided to make the trip down to the hospital to see him. It was a very emotional time for all of us including him. We called ahead because we didn't just want to pop in with him not knowing we were coming and take the chance of messing up his vitals. After a few minutes of tears and emotions he calmed down. Things were talked about to some extent between us all. We left the hospital around 1am last night and I think everyone felt better about the whole situation.

Today he is going through more tests to find out for sure if that is 100% blocked and if anything can be done. The doctor said that if it is 100% blocked in that area then they can't do surgery. Please keep him in your prayers and pray that if he does make it through this that we can all try to have a relationship and work through things...

17 comments:

Yvette said...

I will pray for both physical and emotional healing for your father.

Honey Bear said...

Sending prayers for you and your family that all goes well with the tests and they can help your Dad.

Lurline said...

Blessings to you all - hmmm, a few little tears too!
Big Hugs - Lurline♥

sarapatches said...

"The strongest love is the love that can demonstrate its fragility"

I pray God for your family..
A big hug Sara

Janet O. said...

Praying for you all, Kristie!

Libby said...

Kristie, I will be praying for all of you!
Hugs, Libby

Tammy said...

Kristie, all of you are in my prayers! Follow your heart in all you do.

Betty Lou said...

Bless you dear, you will always be glad that you went to see him. My prayers for you both and for healing.

Regina said...

(((HUGS))) to you all!

Chocolate Cat said...

What a brave thing for you and your sister to do, my thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Tazzie said...

Sending big love and hugs your way Kristie!
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

Amy said...

Kristie - My thoughts are with you and your family.

Kentucky Granny said...

Kristie, so glad you had a good visit and I hope that he is going to be OK. I am glad you got to talk together and get a little heart's ease on both sides. Life can present is with so many problems. Hope there is healing in this one for all your family.

Jeanette

Julia said...

My heart and thoughts go out to you and family Kristie..
Postitive thoughts..
Hugs Julia ♥

Me and My Stitches said...

Hugs and prayers to you Kristie. We will all be thinking of you.

Angela said...

Prayers for you & your family. Please know that you are not the only one with a situation like this but know that with prayers things can get better. Hang in there!

mlcquilts said...

Prayers are being said for you and your family. I'm glad you and your sister made the decision you did and you handled it right to not just pop in on him. Here is praying that in time all can be worked out on all sides. Hang in there.