New Year’s

I had every intention of sitting down and writing decent post yesterday on my day off. I had a rough draft written and everything. My day took a horrible turn before I even got started on anything. My mom called and told me to come over (she lives next door) because my dad was laying on the floor. I didn’t wait for anything else. I immediately ran next door and to my dad laying on his side on the floor. He was taken to the hospital and flown to a major hospital nearby. He has suffered a stroke. He wasn’t able to move much on his own and couldn’t talk. As of this morning, he is moving around on his own. He still can’t talk. The doctor said he has suffered some brain damage in the area of his brain responsible for speech. He has a 99% blockage in his carotid artery leading to his brain. They can’t operate until the damaged parts of his brain have a chance to heal a little otherwise it could cause a major bleed and kill him. He is also part of a clinical trial for a drug that is supposed to help limit the damage done as the stroke continues the next day or so. (I had no idea that strokes took place over a few days and weren’t just a one time thing that was over in an hour or so.) So we are hoping for the best and taking it one day at a time. So bear with me. I have great hopes for this blog in 2013.

Hope everyone has had a great start to the new year.

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