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Posted on Friday 11 July 2008 at 11:29 am

Not good

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I slept OK last night except for when I woke up with the feeling that there was a bunch of gunk in the back of my throat. My sinuses have been acting up something terrible, which is fairly usual for me. When I finally got up this morning, my throat was killing me. I've got some crap sore throat spray, but it wasn't doing me much good so I decided to go grocery shopping and pick up some of the good stuff. As I was pulling into the parking lot, my phone rang in my jacket pocket, and I of course couldn't answer since I was on my bike. I parked, checked, saw it was a call from my mom and called her back.

She said that my dad had called her and began their conversation with "I'm not sure what I can and should tell you." He finally explained that he'd been walking and without feeling dizzy or seeing spots or anything just hit the ground, completely unconscious. He was only out for a few seconds, but since he hit concrete he managed to bang up his nose and scratch his glasses. This is the second time in under a year he's collapsed like this. The last time he was in the hospital for three days while they ran tests and they never found anything wrong. This time he called his regular doctor and she said to just come to her office rather than going to the emergency room. Mom said Dad recently started taking a new medication and a sudden drop in blood pressure (which could cause a collapse) is one of the potential side effects. Since the doctor seemed so unconcerned, Mom is hoping that the doctor thinks it was just a reaction to the medication and will take Dad off it and put him on something else for that problem. I hope it is something that simple. I mean, just because they didn't find anything in all the tests last time doesn't mean there isn't something more serious wrong. I really hope there isn't anything, but I can't help but worry.
Feeling: Worried
Exploring: Back at the apartment
Listening: Bon Jovi - Born to Be My Baby


What's Taters, Precious?
mrstater at 4:58 pm on 11 July 2008 (UTC) (Link)
I hope your dad's okay, and I hope you feel better, too!
bratty_jedi at 5:12 pm on 11 July 2008 (UTC) (Link)
I just talked with him. The doctor basically said "Don't ask me." and is sending him to a neurologist next week.

My throat still hurts. And my nose is still runny. I think they'll be that way for at least a few days.
train_lindz at 5:01 pm on 11 July 2008 (UTC) (Link)
bratty_jedi at 5:11 pm on 11 July 2008 (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. :)
littlepixiechic at 12:30 am on 16 July 2008 (UTC) (Link)
Yikes! I hope your dad's ok. Hopefully the neurologist will be able to give everyone some answers.

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