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...