6PM UPDATE: thank you all SO much for the outpouring of love and prayers, it means so much to us all!
My daddy darling is okay… he’s still in cardiac ICU, he’s on painkillers, his right shoulder is very sore- as yet unexplained- and he’s being monitored very closely. His blood pressure just will not come down. He’s scheduled for an angiogram tomorrow morning, so its hurry up and wait time.
My daddy darling had a mild heart attack yesterday evening.
He’s in hospital, in the cardiac ICU, and it would seem he’s doing okay. He was alert and awake and talking when my mommy darling left last night (she hasn’t slept of course), and she hasn’t heard from the hospital again yet.
He didn’t actually think he was having a heart attack. He had a pain in his left shoulder that wouldn’t go away or get better- but he put it down to 9 hours of driving my Granny darling’s manual 1300 Corolla through the valley of a thousand hills on Monday! When the pain still wouldn’t go away at 9PM, he said he wanted to go to the hospital. As soon as my mom mentioned diabetes to the casualty’s staff, they whisked my daddy darling away and had done and EKG before my mommy darling had finished the paperwork!
After my mommy darling phone me, she phoned my sister B and I phoned my sister C. sister C took it really hard… she and my daddy darling are really close.
My first thoughts were selfish ones… me, me, me, and all that!
I’ll be seeing him later- I dunno yet when I am allowed to visit.