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Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Please Send Healthy Thoughts

My dad had a mild heart attack last week; we went up for the weekend and found him in excellent spirits if a bit bored by the enforced inactivity. The prognosis seemed good: a cath procedure yesterday, followed by an angioplasty today if warranted. This plan was indeed carried out, and everything appeared to be going well, but it seems that the angioplasty knocked loose a small piece of plaque that has found its way to the speech center of my dad's brain — the worst possible place as he is a writer and talker and wordsmith par excellence.

Things could get better. Or not. I'm going up first thing in the morning. Please send healthy thoughts.

Update: I just got home. He was much better when I got there, and continued to improve through the day. He's not quite out of the woods, but we (family and doctors) are cautiously optimistic. Thank you so much, everyone, for all your kind words, prayers and good thoughts.

Update II: My dad was discharged today. I talked to him this morning and he sounded totally himself. He'll get outpatient speech therapy to address some retrieval trouble (getting the words lined up right and flowing from brain to mouth). More later, must pick Miss B up from camp.


  • your dad is in my thoughts *hugs*

    take care of you.

    By Blogger Will Pillage For Yarn, at 11:30 PM  

  • What a fantastic picture. Thinking of you and your family.

    By Blogger Lene Andersen, at 12:07 AM  

  • Thinking of you and your dad and sending good thoughts.

    By Anonymous Kathy, at 6:29 AM  

  • Sending healing thoughts, I hope the doctors can help him.

    By Anonymous Dave Daniels, at 6:48 AM  

  • I'll definitely be thinking good thoughts for your dad (and the rest of you as well).

    By Blogger Julie, at 7:01 AM  

  • Hugs for you and your dad. Is his writing affected as well as his speech? Here's hoping for the best.

    By Blogger knitnzu, at 7:32 AM  

  • Oh boy. Good healing thoughts are headed your dads way.

    By Blogger Carole Knits, at 7:37 AM  

  • I'm praying for a speedy recovery for your dad.

    By Blogger Karen, at 9:20 AM  

  • Oh, i stopped this morning and lit a candle for you...

    By Blogger Mini, at 10:10 AM  

  • The best to you and your Dad!! Sending lots of positive, good thoughts!

    By Blogger Margene, at 10:11 AM  

  • Prayers, good vibes, blessings!! Can he sing? Singing uses different neural pathways that may not be as impaired.

    Stay alert on the road. Drive safely.
    Prayers and blessings for you, as well.

    By Blogger Roxie, at 10:13 AM  

  • Eek! Yes, you get my best thoughts today. Fingers crossed...

    By Anonymous Beth S., at 10:37 AM  

  • healthy.healthy.healthy.healthy.healthy.healthy.healthy.healthy.

    By Blogger FemiKnitMafia, at 11:25 AM  

  • Be safe. Best, best wishes to your dad.

    By Blogger Jennifer, at 11:42 AM  

  • Oh, goodness, Lucia. No worries, your dad is definitely in my healing thoughts. Keep us posted on his progress.

    By Blogger WandaWoman, at 12:28 PM  

  • oh no, lots of healing thoughts and energy heading his way.

    By Anonymous Lynne, at 1:53 PM  

  • Sending healing thoughts and love to ya'll. *hugs*

    By Blogger Cookie, at 3:27 PM  

  • I"ll send good karmic thoughts through the ether for him. And for you.

    By Blogger Laurie, at 4:26 PM  

  • Cyber hugs and for real wishes of a good turnout of this situation. Best thoughts and prayers coming your way.

    By Blogger Carol, at 4:43 PM  

  • Sending up good thoughts for your wonderful Dad! Crossing fingers and toes too!

    By Blogger Sandy, at 5:14 PM  

  • Sending as many good, healthy thoughts as you can carry (and a few more than that, just to be on the safe side). Hang in there.

    By Anonymous Erica, at 8:32 PM  

  • Thanks for the update. It's sounding better...

    By Anonymous Dave Daniels, at 6:41 AM  

  • glad to hear your dad is doing better. he reminds me of my grandfather ... well my grandfather when he was closer to your father's age.

    By Blogger maryse, at 7:02 AM  

  • Sending lots of healing vibes.

    By Blogger Kris, at 9:34 AM  

  • :::sending good thoughts and prayers:::

    By Blogger Jena the yarn harpy, at 10:08 AM  

  • Glad to hear things are improved. Thoughts and prayers winging your way.

    By Blogger Manise, at 12:58 PM  

  • (((((hugs))))))))
    & sending good thoughts to you and your pops!

    By Blogger christine, at 2:23 PM  

  • Thank goodness! That is a very good outcome. It sounded pretty scary at the start.

    By Anonymous Lalurie, at 3:23 PM  

  • I'm a bit late in catching up on your blog but know my thoughts and prayers for his continued recovery go to your father.

    By Blogger Leslie, at 4:13 PM  

  • I love your description of mom's shawl! Hugs again for you and your dad.

    By Blogger knitnzu, at 6:46 PM  

  • I'll be thinking of you all - I hope he makes a full recovery :o)

    By Anonymous JessaLu, at 7:20 PM  

  • Glad to see he is coming along. I will keep you all in my thoughts.

    By Anonymous Debbi, at 11:23 PM  

  • Yay for your dad. I hope he keeps progressing at such a good rate.

    By Anonymous Dave Daniels, at 3:04 PM  

  • i'm sorry to hear about your dad. i'm sending prayers your way.

    By Anonymous lynette, at 10:01 PM  

  • Sending you all hugs and good wishes.

    I'm so glad he's been discharged and is doing well.

    By Blogger Nicole, at 12:33 PM  

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