My Dad had a heart attack today....

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by Mom2oddson, May 19, 2012.

  1. Mom2oddson

    Mom2oddson Active Member

    I took Grandma and my sister to the casino today so that Mom & Dad could have some time alone. We went to the casino that gives you a free dinner after you spend 2 hours there. About an hour into our visit there, husband calls. My Mom had called him but she didn't want husband to call me until much later. husband, being a very smart man, ignored my Mom and called me.

    Seems while Dad was was using the weedeater, he started to have pains in his chest. And what does he do? He continues weedeating. After about 15 minutes, when the pain wasn't going away, he decided to tell my Mom to drive him to the doctors. As she's getting him into the car, he changes his mind and has her call 911.

    There was a blockage in a main artery, but the blockage wasn't a complete blockage so he never lost total blood flow. That is good. So they don't think he damaged his heart. They did put a stint into his heart and are keeping him over night, with a possible 2nd night, to see things go.

    At least Dad is his normal self. He was being a smart-:censored2: while I there visiting. My Grandpa argued with his doctor that he never had a heart-attack that he just had heart-burn, even after the doctor proved it. So, I walk in and Dad starts giving me crud about all this fuss over simple heart-burn. Men!! At least he's still alive and for the most part well. It's a great day to be alive!! And Dad better stay that way for a long, long, long, long time!! I still need my daddy!!!

    Thanks for letting me share.
  2. musiclady

    musiclady New Member

    glad he is ok.
  3. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful

    At least Dad was not afraid to amp it up to the appropriate level of help when the pain got worse. So many people are afraid it will be a "false alarm" that they don't listen to what their body tells them.

    So glad this had a good outcome! :)

  4. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    So glad he is going to be ok and that his sense of humor is in tact:)
  5. KTMom91

    KTMom91 Well-Known Member

    Glad he's going to be all right.
  6. AnnieO

    AnnieO Shooting from the Hip

    I'm glad he's OK, and I am super glad your husband called you.

    Heartburn. Grrrrr! Yeah, it MIGHT have been - but it could've been worse than it was! Good for him for deciding 911. Should've done it earlier, but...
  7. TeDo

    TeDo Guest

    I am really glad your dad is doing okay. For my dad, with his millions of hospital stays before he died, used his humor to cover up his nervousness. He NEVER showed his fear of dying, even when he was. I like the humor better but.....
  8. keista

    keista New Member

    Sorry it happened but glad he's OK. Daddy's are supposed to be around *forever*.
  9. cubsgirl

    cubsgirl Well-Known Member

    So sorry to hear of his heart attack but glad he took appropriate measures to get help. Your grandpa sounds like a handful - and I mean that in a positive and loving grandpa is the same way. I'm glad your Dad kept his sense of humor.
  10. Calamity Jane

    Calamity Jane Well-Known Member

    I'm so glad things turned out well for your Dad - and I think with men, denial and pride are the last things to go! I'm sure it was scary for everyone involved and I'm happy he got the help he needed in time. Take care.
  11. buddy

    buddy New Member

    So glad he is doing ok. One thing I found is a mental relief..... once they know there is a problem there are more checks and so we have a better chance of finding things before a heart attack. I hope your dad can keep up the monitoring and pay attention like my dad has been doing since his bypass surgery. I know what you mean about wanting your dad around for a lot longer.

    Wishing him a speedy recovery!
  12. donna723

    donna723 Well-Known Member

    I'm so glad that he finally did the right thing and that he's going to be OK!
  13. Liahona

    Liahona Guest

    How scary! Glad he got to the hospital and is under a doctor care.
  14. hearts and roses

    hearts and roses Mind Reader

    Sending hugs to you, what a scare! Glad he's doing okay now and on the mend. A friend of ours had a heart attack yesterday morning, three stints! Is it stents or stints? I think it's stents, I don't know. Anyway...happy your dad is back to his wise cracking self.
  15. Jody

    Jody Active Member

    I am so glad he is alright!!!!
  16. TerryJ2

    TerryJ2 Well-Known Member

    Men!! At least he's still alive and for the most part well.

    I'll second that! I am glad he was smart enough to finally call 911.
    I'm so glad he's still with you. :) Hugs.
  17. 1905

    1905 Well-Known Member

    I'm glad your dad is ok.
  18. buddy

    buddy New Member

    How is he doing???
  19. Star*

    Star* call 911

    Glad he had her call 911. It probably saved his life. Keep us updated on his progress.

    Isn't it time for you to FREAK out yet? MERCY!
  20. busywend

    busywend Well-Known Member Staff Member