Update: I called the ICU a little bit ago...about 10:30 p.m. on Friday evening tonight. They are gradually letting him warm up/helping him to regain consciousness. The nurse said he did open his eyes and wriggle his toes...and I"ve never been so happy in my entire life. That is a very good sign. Please continue to keep him, myself and my aunt in your prayers. I'm really tired...need some sleep...but thanks for the prayers. They make a difference. Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather
p.s. I'm very lucky to have my aunt here, good friends and neighbors!!!!!
I am asking you to pray for my daddy today!!! I'm going to make this brief...shortly before 3:30 p.m. yesterday (Thursday) afternoon, I heard my dad scream. He was upstairs in his room, I was downstairs making tea. I called his name multiple times and he wasn't responding. When I went upstairs, he was slumped over to the right in his chair, unresponsive and purple...He wasn't repsonding to my voice or my touch. I called 911 right away. They were here at the house in less than two minutes.
It wasn't a heart attack. It was not his pacemaker. They don't know what caused his heart to fibrillate. He's in a medically induced coma right now...and they may wake him up/warm him up out of that today.
Please pray for him...pray for me, because I'm having a hard time keeping it together. Pray for my aunt (his sister). She'll be flying in this afternoon. That's all I feel like sharing right now. There are things that I need help with now. I've got fantastic neighbors helping me...and my dad will need more care when he wakes up. Pray that he will not be afraid or too disoriented, because I"m not even sure if he was aware of what has happened to him. Please pray!!!
Thank you. I may update from time to time on my blog, but other posts will have to wait.
Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather :)