December 24th, 2005
It's really bad.
My dad speaks at least six languages well, and bits and pieces of several others. When I saw him last night, his vocabulary consisted of "Yes", "Sure", "Ow", and "Three". He's extremely twitchy, hands and arms moving in circles constantly, which causes difficulties with his IV leads, and he smiles really big every so often for no apparent reason. One doctor theorizes that it's being brought on by severe dehydration; presuming they stay in long enough, the IV fluids he's getting should help with that. If not, it's a bloodflow issue in his brain, which is the much scarier proposition.
Because of the pacemaker he got put in two months ago, they can't do an MRI on him to check.
Freaking out very very much.
Merry Christmas to all.
there's nothing like the feeling of just having left a hospital to elicit sympathy for those still in them. s dee and i send our best wishes to you and your dad, jrob.
Much love coming your way
When my mother was in the hospital in August, she had some similar symptoms (involuntary movement, comprehension, and speaking difficulties) partially due to extreme dehydration. Catch me online, We should talk.
|Date:||December 25th, 2005 11:27 pm (UTC)|| |
Hang in there. I'm thinking about you.
I'm able to sympathize, with sadness. Best hopes and prayers for your dad's recovery.
|Date:||December 27th, 2005 12:01 am (UTC)|| |
Just saw this now, John, and am so sorry it's such a hard Christmas for you. We're thinking about you.