Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Thought of the Day #130 - My Dad

After spending a few days in the hospital last week for pneumonia and
heart issues, my dad suffered a stroke today and is back in the
hospital. I don't know the full extent of the stroke, but I was able to
talk with him today. He was able to carry a conversation although there
was a lot of confusion about where I was and how it was really hot for
me. Not sure what stories were getting messed up. It could be that he
was remembering my phone call this weekend about my plan to come see
him next week and confusing it with my work or?? In any event, my step
mom told me that he's been suffering some bouts with dementia over the
past couple years, which I hadn't experienced previously. Kind of
depressing, really. He is 75, so well in the age of declining health
potential. Basically, my thoughts are with my dad today. With any luck
he'll recover as much as he can and have some quality of life remaining.

2 comments:

Marsjanin said...

I hope he will be OK. I'm with You, Cat.

Gary said...

Sorry to hear about your dad. Hope all gets better.