Monday, 19 August 2013

Dad is a worry at times.....................


Well today I woke up tired and I have felt tired all day and for a while I didn't think I would do a post today as each time I sat here to write one my mind would just be blank and nothing came to me to write about so what am I going to write about, well nothing much..............lol

Ok after some thought I have decided to tell you about the latest concerns about my dad.

On Friday morning mum rang me to tell me that my dad was not good, he was confused, unbalance kind of like off with the pixies, when he spoke he was speaking gibberish and didn't appear to hear those around him. This really concerned me and I wanted mum to take him to the hospital, in fact all us kids wanted that, however, after he went back to bed for a while he seemed better although he was still breathing terrible and coughing bad and mum was convinced he either had phenomena or pleurisy.

She did take him to the doctor on Friday afternoon, who sent him straight to the hospital which is what me and my siblings said would happen, the doctor said he thought dad might have a collapsed lung. 

He doesn't have collapsed lung thankfully and was to go back and see his GP today, at the time of writing this I have no idea whether he did or not.

I am still concerned he might have had another mini stroke as all those symptoms can be the sign of a mini stroke, mum of course didn't mention all the confusion and being unbalanced and talking gibberish to the GP when they say him on Friday. I am just very worried about him.

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  1. Maybe it's time to take things into your own hands with the GP to ensure he/she has the full picture?? If what your Dad is doing isn't normal for him, then that means something is wrong and a professional needs to diagnose it. Good luck!

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    1. I agree sometimes I feel like I should go and visit Andrew (GP) and tell him of my concerns

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  2. The Dr. should be told all symptoms so he can make a correct diagnosis. Hope all is well.

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  3. I hope your Dad gets the treatment he needs and will be OK. My thoughts are with you and your family.

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    1. He is now on antibiotics and predisone and he is looking better

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  4. i'm not a medical professional but his confusion sounds like it should be looked into. he's having a rough trot atm. I hope he recovers and feels better soon.

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    1. He is getting worse and the confusion is a real worry for his children and mum but they are too scared to say anything to the doctor about it.

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  5. Oh, I do hope your dad gets better, and soon. Those are scary times!

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  6. Sorry to read this. It's hard to watch our parents decline, isn't it? Hope they can determined the problem and treat it. These old bodies do wear down.

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    1. He has a bad chest infection is on medication for it now but I do not know if that explains the confusion

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  7. Oh, Jo-Anne, so sorry to hear this. I do hope you fill his GP in on all his symptoms. Even things that don't seem related can link to a proper diagnoses. My thoughts are with you!

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    1. Thank you, mum has said she thinks she will have to go and see the GP on her own and have a chat about dad

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  8. Your description of the symptoms had me thinking stroke. I'm sorry.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Yeah that is what I thought as I was only watching something on telly the week before and the person on the medical show had all those symptoms and had, had a mini stroke.

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  9. That does sound like a stroke--I hope you get it sorted out soon!

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    1. Good to hear that I am not the only one who thought stroke, if only mum had taken the situation more seriously at the time

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  10. Perhaps its time to give mum some literature on strokes, wake her up a bit. I know how stubborn old folks can be (becoming one myself) but sometimes you have to bite the bullet and go see the doc.

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    1. Mum does know a bit about strokes, she had one herself in 78, but I feel at times that they are burying their heads in the sand and not taking things as seriously as I would like them to

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  11. I hope your dad gets treated correctly soon. So sorry to hear you are dealing with this. Sending prayers your way.

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  12. That is bad news about your dad. It definitely sounds like a TIA sometimes called a mini stroke. You can google TIA. All the symptoms you mentioned are there. It is a sign of a bigger stroke coming and he needs to be on medication to prevent that like a blood thinner such as Cartia. You must convince your Mum and Dad to tell the GP of this /these incidents. Otherwise a major stroke will mean so much heartache and pain for both of them.

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    1. I know I have spoken to mum about it but she says everything is ok now

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  13. Best wishes and prayers for your dad!!

    -andi

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  14. Oh, I feel for you, Jo-Anne. How heartwrenching.

    You are in my heart...

    Pearl

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  15. Sorry, I am slow getting over here. I hope your dad is doing better. I do agree with the others, that you or some of your family members are going to have to get word to the doctor about the symptoms your dad is experiencing. I don't know the reasons why your mother isn't telling the doctor exactly what is going on but the doctor can't diagnose what the problem is without having all the facts.

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    1. I don't know either, she says dad is doing good now and is improving

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  16. I agree with the others and that you should speak with the doctor and let them know all the symptoms. :-) Good Luck

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