Sunday, 22 August 2004
|0906 - Update on Dad's condition|
Buried in my discussion of United's suckage was a mention that my father is in the hospital. He collapsed yesterday, and was diagnosed with blood clots in the lungs. He's currently in a regional hospital in Lafayette, Indiana, where he was transferred. They've got him on big doses of anticoagulants to dissolve the clots, and are monitoring him for other problems.
The outlook for this kind of problem is quite good. Instead of one big clot, this is a buildup of lots of little ones. Those both dissolve faster and cause less trouble should they break free; only in large clumps do they cause problems. Thus, if the patient doesn't die right away, recovery is usually complete. He will probably be on anticoagulants for the rest of his life, though.
I'm not too worried at the moment. Of course, things change unpredictably in this business, so we won't know for sure until it's completely cleared up.
current mood: calm
Hope your dad does well, although Im sure he will, modern medicine is a damn good thing ;D
Good strong healing vibes to your father.
They do amazing things. I had a scare five years ago & my father had surgery last year and we're both better than ever now. In particular my father didn't realize how he had begun to slow down & compensate for the building problem he didn't realize he had. So now he feels great.
So I'll hope for the same for your dad.
Meanwhile, see this
. It was a very exciting call :)