Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Random post? Yes, please.

Well, the fun never ends.  Dad was back at the ER yesterday.  His heart went into atrial fibrillation.  After an hour or so of monitoring him in the ER, his heart went back into sinus rhythm but his blood pressure remained very low.  They kept him for several hours to monitor him, filled with him saline, and finally sent him home with new meds that, we hope, won't cause a terrible allergic reaction like last time.

I'm not sure what was the most frustrating part of this heart stuff.  The fact that he was back in there with new issues or the fact that there are no answers as to why his blood pressure is so low.  As a health major, it drives me nuts that I don't know the answers or can't problem solve for the answers.  DRIVES. ME. NUTS.  Clearly, the kidney dialysis creates a few complications but seriously, can't the man catch a break?  Why in the world does his blood pressure keep dropping, despite his careful monitoring of fluids?  Hopefully, the medication they gave him yesterday will help and keep him out of atrial fibrillation in the future.  If not, it's a good thing the hospital is less than 10 minutes from our house.  If you have the urge to throw a prayer up for the big guy, we'd all appreciate it.

In unrelated news, spring break is awesome.  Last night, Jodie was here for a sleepover and so was the Captain.  Oh, the Captain.  I've been tanning and working out and I LOVE the time for myself.  I've worn nothing but sweats, yoga pants, or sweatshirts.  I'm not napping as much as I should be but am addicted to watching Prison Break so the trade-off is worth it.  The weather totally sucks but I remain optimistic that the skies will clear long enough for us to take junk to the dump and do yard work this weekend.  I'm not sure what I will end up crossing off my list but I kinda don't care.  I have decided I don't really care if I'm productive or not.

So, that's the latest.  Tomorrow, Alexander has his swim lesson and first trip to the dentist.  He also plans to spend the evening with his grandparents so Eric and I are hoping to go out to movie and/or dinner.  Thursday, we're taking Alexander to the train yard.  And before you know it, the weekend will be here.  Crazy.  And so fun.  So, so fun.

1 comment:

  1. Thinking of your daddy --- so tough to see a loved one in the hospital. Hope they figure it out.


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