It’s Christmas Eve…
…and my dad’s in the hospital. :(
He’d been without his prescription for 24 hours before he was finally able to get it refilled. When he took it, he started convulsing and slurring his words. He couldn’t walk or anything. It was so scary. Thankfully, I was at my parents’ house when everything happened so I was able to be there with my mom. We called 911 and the ambulance arrived within about two minutes. Siloam held him until they got the results on his blood work and EKG. His blood work was all normal but his EKG was abnormal. However, the E.R. doctor said an abnormal EKG is actually normal for bypass patients for several months after surgery. The doc called dad’s cardiologist and he asked for dad to be transferred to a different hospital. Which is good because our local hospital has a very bad reputation and dad’s cardiologist is a good man that I would trust with my own life.
No word yet this morning on how dad’s doing. They didn’t transfer him to Springdale until about 11:30 last night. It’s now 8:00AM and I don’t want to call my mom because I don’t know where she stayed last night. She might still be asleep though I doubt it.
What a nightmare. The ER doc said it sounds like a combination of withdrawal and then a meds fix, but they didn’t want to take any chances since dad recently had bypass surgery.
I really hope dad is home for Christmas.