Saturday, January 30, 2010
Life can throw you a curve ball
Last Sunday my step dad George had a stroke. Needless to say that this past week has been hard on the family. After George was taken to the hospital we found out that he has had several mini strokes without any of us really knowing. Anybody that knows George knows he is a tough guy. My whole life he has worked very hard for our family and has been very strong. The last few years has taken its toll on him somewhat but he was still pretty feisty. The day after his stroke he seemed to be somewhat perking up which was a good sign. They said the next 3 months would be critical and more could follow. Tuesday he was doing okay. Wednesday he seemed to take a turn for the worst. I went to the hospital after work and was shocked to see him. That was the first time I really thought he might not make it through this. Needless to say I was pretty scared. They transferred him to a rehab facility on Thursday and I wasn't able to see him. Friday I also wasn't able to see him. Today though Matt and I went to visit and he is doing much better now. He was up and about and talking up a storm. Whew! Life is crazy sometimes and I forget to not get so caught up in it. I'm just glad things are looking up now and hope that George has a speedy recovery.