Monday, May 7, 2012

He's Just as Nutty as the Rest of Us!

Daddy was back in the ER last week.  

Just as I was rushing into school, late for a meeting, because I had forgotten to pick up Phoebe, I got a call from my sister.

Daddy had been rushed back to the ER in the middle of the night and had been diagnosed with a pulmonary embolism~ a blood clot in his lung, just in case you are not up on all these medical terms.  Although he was fine, this was serious stuff and he was going to have to be on Coumadin, a blood thinner.  

He was feeling really discouraged.

I called to check in at the end of the day and got my FURIOUS mother.

Seems Daddy didn't actually have an embolism.  Seems the scan was misread by the ER Doctor. Seems up north, according to my parent's PCP, who came on the scene once daylight rolled around, they don't put the cream of the crop on overnight in the ER.  While this all worked out okay, my mother was understandably LIVID and I was ready to ship them right on back to FL where they got quality care!

Another round of emails went through the family with updates. The PCP consulted with a cardiologist and Daddy had a catheterization to make sure the stents were working.  He had more scans later in the week to make sure there aren't any clots that might break lose. Everything has come back clear. The PCP thinks Daddy just had an anxiety attack, given all he's been through this last month and a half.  

Makes sense.

Bottom line: He is fine and in good health.

The bad news: His gig is up.

He is just as nutty as the rest of us! *grins*

The family is commending him for maintaining his sanity for as long as he did!


ChiTown Girl said...

Glad everything turned out ok. I know it still scared you to death, though. It's good that you can keep your sense of humor through it all. We've been riding this roller coaster with my dad for many years, and it doesn't really get easier, so keep trying to find the laughs where you can! :)

DysFUNctional Mom said...

What a roller coaster! Glad he's ok though.

By Word of Mouth Musings said...

We have one or the other of my parents in the hospital every year it seems and they scare the life out of me ... I warn them all the time that they have to live forever xxx

Diane said...

Thank God it was a false alarm!

Slamdunk said...

Well that is super news. One that he is ok, and two he will get picked on by loved ones for the near future.

barefootmeds said...

What a relief that he is largely okay... wow. I don't blame your mom for being livid. The Boy's mom was incorrectly diagnosed with PE a few years ago too. They still refuse to return to that particular hospital.

Hang in there. Your "nutty" dad is strong :)

Nezzy said...

Oh it's good to hear your daddy is in good heath and as nutty as the rest of ya'll!!!

God bless ya and have a magnificent week sweetie!!! :o)

Mimi B said...

So glad to hear he's doing ok, but I'd have been like your mom...livid!!

Amy said...

I am glad he is okay. My Dad was rushed to the ER one night because my brother thought he was having a heart attack. They couldn't find anything wrong. When I suggested to the cardiologist that I thought it may have been an anxiety attack he scoffed and said there was "No Way an anxiety attack would cause his symptoms." Having suffered severe anxiety attacks, I begged to differ. He is not a man I ever want to encounter again.

Blond Duck said...

Poor guy! He must be seriously stressed!

Tricia said...

Glad he is okay!

Leigh Ann, where are you located in NC?

Tricia at

Andrea (ace1028) said...

Whew! Nutty is okay. Other stuff is not so much. Glad he's OK!

Heather said...

Oh Good Heavens!!! Your parents- they have turned high maintenance!

And yes your dad has completely lost all credibility now - he is off his rocker!!!