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We just spoke with the pulmonologist. It's not  a cardiac arrest. Dad apparently had the stroke about two days ago, and was unresponsive when he was brought in.

(I do not know why it took them so long to get in touch with us, but it probably had to do with a mis-written number for my brother, and my brother's non-availability because of his assignment.)

Although this could change - and I want it to change - the actuality, per the very careful, very circumspect pulmonologist, that it is unlikedly he will regain,or retain, any cognitive ability. We made comments about "a couple of weeks' but I have no idea what that means. I'm just sitting here, because by typing things out to you folks, I can keep my thought processes operating in some sort of linear fashion.

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mack_the_spoon
Jan. 13th, 2009 10:23 pm (UTC)
Many, many hugs to you.
kaffyr
Jan. 13th, 2009 10:59 pm (UTC)
Accepted. Thanks.
dameruth
Jan. 13th, 2009 10:36 pm (UTC)
Aw, man. Sorry to hear that.
kaffyr
Jan. 13th, 2009 11:02 pm (UTC)
Yeah, it sucks. But suckitude isn't unsurmountable, I suppose. I know. I know that suckitude can be drop kicked to hell, or at least defenestrated from the second story of my soul. I suppose.
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minnehaha
Jan. 13th, 2009 10:49 pm (UTC)
[...quietly listening]

K.
kaffyr
Jan. 13th, 2009 10:59 pm (UTC)
I would like a chance to hold his body's hand. I don't know when that will happen, because of ... whatever. I've talked to my brother, and I'm keeping a careful ear on him, because there's no family there for him. He's got some close work folks where he is, so I'll just take that as it goes. He's contacting my dad's sister, and she'll be told I'm the medical nexus.
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monkey_pants7
Jan. 13th, 2009 11:48 pm (UTC)
...and this is what I get for reading my friends page from the bottom up. So many hugs for you.
kaffyr
Jan. 14th, 2009 12:15 am (UTC)
No, no...don't worry. This is OK. I'm glad I know people like you.
namarie24
Jan. 14th, 2009 12:34 am (UTC)
I'm so very sorry! Many hugs as you and your family deal with this and make the decisions that may need to be made.
kaffyr
Jan. 14th, 2009 12:45 am (UTC)
Your hugs help more than you know.
denara
Jan. 14th, 2009 03:52 am (UTC)
I just saw... I know it's not much, but my thoughts to your family and brother, and hugs to you.
kaffyr
Jan. 14th, 2009 04:24 am (UTC)
Thanks, my dear.
belsum
Jan. 14th, 2009 04:44 am (UTC)
Just piling on the ((((HUGS)))).
kaffyr
Jan. 14th, 2009 05:07 am (UTC)
You, and Donna, are awesome. She would provide hugs - and you have done the right thing. Thank you, my dear.
mjlayman
Jan. 14th, 2009 05:58 am (UTC)
That's what they said about me, but I was 32. I think it's more likely for your dad. The couple of weeks is to see if he comes back up. Took me six weeks.
kaffyr
Jan. 14th, 2009 06:11 am (UTC)
I can't thank you enough for saying this. I forget. I forget to be hopeful. I WILL remember this!!! Thank you!!!! I can wait a couple of weeks. I know I can wait, and I can hope!
heatherbelles
Jan. 14th, 2009 01:23 pm (UTC)
Oh honey, I'm so sad to hear that.

I'm sending more hugs and good wishes your way as I type.

If you need to talk, I'm normally about online til fairly late - send me a PM and I'll send you my msn/google ids.

*sends even more love and hugs*
kaffyr
Jan. 14th, 2009 09:06 pm (UTC)
Bless you, my dear. I may indeed send you a PM. And your icon is lovely.
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madtruk
Jan. 14th, 2009 02:13 pm (UTC)

*hugs* to you and props to your dad, who, you know, shaped some part of you that we love.

Chicago ain't so far away. Hell, no.
kaffyr
Jan. 14th, 2009 09:09 pm (UTC)
Yeah, Mom tells me that my brains came from him. She's silly, because they also came from her. My hair came from my Dad, and my nose. But I'll forgive him that. He was a cool guy (someday I'll tell about his adventure in the Congo back when fighting was going on with the Belgians), and ... he was a cool guy who never meant anyone harm.
azmatazz
Jan. 14th, 2009 05:26 pm (UTC)
Read this at TWoP and wanted to post here as well...

((((((((((((Kaffyr))))))))))))))
kaffyr
Jan. 14th, 2009 09:10 pm (UTC)
Thanks, my friend.
apostle_of_eris
Jan. 14th, 2009 09:14 pm (UTC)
Oh, my.

I'd been just about to suggest next Tuesday for our long-delayed barbecue dinner, but I guess maybe not.
Some things are just yours alone. But you have a lot of folks at your back. If and when and should it happen that some of them can be of service, I want you to have the strength to ask.
kaffyr
Jan. 14th, 2009 09:25 pm (UTC)
Thanks - we may have to put that off, I'm thinking. Heh. I'll know more by this time tomorrow, I imagine.
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