pointedview (pointedview) wrote,

Beginning 2019

I brought my keyboard in to work on Friday specifically so I could compose a post during my lunch break and copy and paste it to Dreamwidth when I got home later. I was going to write all about what I've been doing the past few months: getting a WordPress blog installed for atlepicurean, getting a phpBB board up and running for my book club, as well as one for the Owl forums. I was going to tell you about the holidays,about almost meeting my goal of seeing 12 movies of my choosing in 2018 (last year's resolution), about attending a painting class and scheduling a knitting class at JoAnn Fabrics in March so I can finally learn after so many attempts, and more.

And then I got into work and learned that a co-worker, the guy who'd been my team lead when I arrived at my current company and started in support, has died. He was only 43.

And then my sister called to tell me that Dad called her (he'd tried to reach me first, but I was in the bathroom) to share the results of Thursday morning's doctor's appointment.

It's now Sunday morning. I'm in SC, and I've been caring for Dad since I got to the hospital at 12:30 pm on Friday. Things are okay. He was admitted to Lexington Medical Center this past Thursday with a general diagnosis of bradycardia (low heart rate). More specifically, the cardiologist thinks he could have Sick Sinus Syndrome.

They let him go home Friday night around 8 pm. I was worried about his ability to keep up with the Holter heart monitor they gave him, but he's doing mostly okay with it so far.

I need to get back to caregiving, but wanted to post this before it grew a full beard instead of just stubble. :) This entry was originally posted at https://pointedview.dreamwidth.org/579944.html. Please comment there using OpenID.
Tags: dad, deaths, health

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