Hello everyone. I am new to the group but I am blessed that we are not alone.
Three weeks ago today my dad collapsed in the middle of the street after suffering a massive heart attack. He had to be revived twice before getting to the hospital and twice while at the hospital.
The hospital has a terrible reputation but I am grateful to the medical staff for keeping him alive. He has since been moved to an acute care center.
As you may know, this is definitely an emotional roller coaster! My brother and his wife welcomed a new baby girl a week after the collapse so where there's pain there is joy.
I am at work right now grateful that I have a job but sad that I can't spend more time with him.
Why won't he just wake up?!? It seems like he is right below consciousness!
He stretches. He moves his eyes and focuses on faces. He opened his eyes when I put music (Marvin Gaye) in his ear. He yawns. He cries.
His first AND ONLY eeg said minimal brain activity and that the part of his brain that supports his organs has almost no function.
Funny that he was off the ventilator for 4 WHOLE hours! How is it that his brain is not supporting that.
I am a wife and a mother. My husband has been unemployed going on 2 years and I AM AT WITS END!!!!! He started working with his dad, which was a blessing until he NEVER got paid! This is so hard. I continue to pray but I am getting so weary.
It feels good to get this out although I am beginning to have tears at work.
Thanks for this journal.