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Just when you think it’s over…


Thursday night, I came back to Montréal, in a somewhat peaceful state of mind.

Dad’s discharge was just a matter of time, he just needed to see the cardiologist, this morning, and then it would be pack-up time, and Mom would take him back home.

At 4h40 this afternoon, I got Mom’s confirmation that they were on their way out, and I told her to take her time setting everything up at the house, and to give me a call later. And then nothing.

Little Bro and I tried to reach them at home. No response. On their cell phone… No response. I tried at their business, in case Mom would have decided to go get some paperwork done. Nothing either.

I then decided to call the hospital, where I was told that Dad hadn’t been discharged after all.

It seems like Dad had another arrhythmia episode, as he was getting ready to leave.

Just when you think you can breathe easy, Life has another lemon with your name on it. At least, they caught the episode before he left. Only God knows what could have happened if his heart had misbehaved while at home.

I guess we’re not out of the wagon just yet.

No more bad news, Life… Please?!

32 thoughts on “Just when you think it’s over…

    1. I hate knowing that Mom is alone to deal with all of this. She is strong, but I am worried for her. She tends on skipping meals and sleep to be at Dad’s bedside at all times. I just hope all the exams being done this weekend will be reassuring enough to send them both back home on Monday… Thank you for your continued support, Beckie! It means a lot! xx

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      1. Exactly… I remind her daily that she needs to eat well and rest, if she wants to help Dad. It was easier when I was close… I was bringing her food when she skipped meals. Funny how we naturally tend to parent our own parents after a certain age 😉

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      2. See, that’s what I want to do with my own mother down in Florida. We talk everyday, and I’m always so worried about her health issues. I’m always reminding her of what not to do, and what to do. Thank goodness she has an aid come in twice a week. 😊

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      3. I hope she listens to you… I am just an hour and a half away from my parents’ and I worry when I feel they are not doing what’s best for them. I can’t imagine being in your situation… Not able to just drive over to take care of things if needed. *Sending your Mom warm thoughts*

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      4. I only spoke to her briefly this morning. Her medication was delivered, and her aid was there. I could tell she was crying, and it just breaks my heart.
        I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your warm wishes… It sincerely means the world to me. God Bless you!


    1. Thank you, Tony! I am sorry to see that you had to go through something similar, this week. I hope both of them are doing better by now! All the best to your family xx


    1. Very true. There is no going back, and no making time sit still in this life… We have to go with the flow! I just hope for good news soon. Thank you for stopping by, Brutus, it is always good to read you 🙂 xx


      1. Oh sometimes, a simple presence is the best way to bring comfort. Just have a sit and accept a glass of fine red wine… That’ll do the trick just fine 🙂


    1. Thank you, Caramel! xx I too was relieved to know they found out about the recurring arrhythmia before he left the hospital, I just hope it is not something more Dad will have to be treated for. I hope I’ll have good news to share soon!


    1. Thank you, dear Beckie 🙂 Just got home from work, and I am heading for a little nap-time, but I’ll definately work on this tonight (I also have another award nomination I was working on when I had to move to Trois-Rivières to be with Mom and Dad, that should keep me busy for a little while 🙂 ) You are a sweetheart, thank you again 🙂 xx

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  1. Thinking of you all, stay strong. It’s a blessing he was still in the hospital area. No need to rush. I’m sure your mom was relieved they hadn’t left yet. Try to rest and recuperate. I’m sure it has been and still is stressful. Sending good thoughts your way, dear C.

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    1. Thank you, dear Cheryl! Last week was tiring because we spent an average of 10 hours at the hospital everyday, but now, it is more the stress of not knowing what the next call will be about. Being an hour and a half away from Mom and Dad will be worrysome as long as heart failure is not being discarted for good. But my father is indeed in the safest place in the meanwhile… *Big hugs*


  2. Good to know they caught this as it could have caused another stroke. I learned this when my husband had an A Fib last summer and luckily we went to the hospital right away. It resolved on its own without intervention but he was put on a medication to help to prevent a stroke in case it happened again. And forgive me , but as a parent it is an amusing turn up to see young people getting worried when they cannot find their parents. All the years when kids don’t get in touch and think their parents are harassing them and being too strict. Not saying you ever did this but….


    1. Unfortunately, Dad is still at the hospital today. But like you said, I’d rather know he is there, than home and potentially in danger of a heart attack. His mood is better now, so we’re just waiting for the needed exams to confirm that he can move back home safely soon… Thank you for your support 🙂 xx

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  3. Hiya, Sis. I’m so sorry to hear about your Dad. I shall keep praying for him that everything turns out all right.

    Hang in there. And don’t forget to take care of yourself. Worry takes it out of us like nothing else can.

    Hugs! xoxoxoxo


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