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post #1 of 19
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Right now, I'm very concerned and upset and angry for/at my Dad. He called about an hour ago to tell me he had fallen off a ladder (about 5 feet) earlier today and had landed on his right backside. He's got a big bruise, but even worse he has pain in his right hip and can't walk normally on his right leg. He called my brother, who lives about 20 minutes away, but refused to let Jon take him to the hospital (although Jon offered repeatedly). I also offered to come home, but Dad doesn't want any help.

Dad's had some health issues, and really dislikes going to the emergency room. He doesn't want to wait a few hours to find out what is going on. Right now, I'm scared and angry and want to help him, but Dad has made it very clear he doesn't want help from my brother or I. As Jon said, Dad's a "stubborn b@$tard". I'm asking for good board vibes for Dad until he goes to the hospital tomorrow. Please keep your fingers crossed that this is something simple, and not something major
post #2 of 19
Dads are Dads. Some of us are Granpas.
None of us like going to an ER.
Trust in his judgement to be able to tell the difference between a simple fall on his butt, and something that needs to be seen medically.
After all...he helped raise you didn't he?

All Dads are stubborn.
Usually we're right.



Jeff
post #3 of 19
Sounds like my Dad was.....STUBBORN! Only I wish now that Dad was here for me to argue with about something like that

Sending lots of healing vibes for your Dad from me, the boys and the girl
post #4 of 19
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Quote:
Originally Posted by grampngram
Dads are Dads. Some of us are Granpas.
None of us like going to an ER.
Trust in his judgement to be able to tell the difference between a simple fall on his butt, and something that needs to be seen medically.
After all...he helped raise you didn't he?

All Dads are stubborn.
Usually we're right.



Jeff
Yes, Dads are Dads, and they raised us, but us children still worry an awful lot. I've seen Dad in the hospital and don't want to see him there again. Dad's an adult and I trust him to make the right decision, but he's the only parent I have left (and he's one of my best friends) and I don't want anything bad to happen. That's why I'm asking for board magic, to make doubly (and more) sure nothing bad happens until he goes to the hospital tomorrow.

BTW, Dad has several health problems (congestive heart disease, bypassed veins in his leg, diabetes) and that's why I'm really concerned about this...
post #5 of 19
My Dad went to that same school that teaches stubbornness. okeefecl my fingers are crossed, sending out good vibes and including your dad in my prayers.

Fern
post #6 of 19
Oh Christy -- I'm sending out BIG vibes for your Dad. I hope he's right and it's something minor, just a bump and bruise.
post #7 of 19
Sending lots of good vibes over to you and your Dad, that all is well for him.
post #8 of 19
Wow, you must be very concerned tonight about your Dad. I can relate to your worry. When I went home for Christmas, my Dad had been quite ill for almost a week, refusing to go to the doctor. I practically had to drag him to the ER went I got there and saw how sick he was. Talk about stubborn! It must be especially difficult knowing of your Dad's previous health issues. He is in my prayers tonight. Please let us know how he is tomorrrow!
post #9 of 19
Sending lots of good and healing vibes!
post #10 of 19
Sending protecting and healing vibes to you Dad!
post #11 of 19
Christy, I'm sorry to hear about your dad. Don't you hate stubborn people? My dad was exactly the same way and my mom, my sister and I had to force him to see the doctor on every occasion.

Hope all goes well in the coming days for your dad and his health.
post #12 of 19
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Well, Dad went to the ER this morning by ambulance-he wasn't able to put any weight on his right leg. He fractured his pelvis and is on crutches for at least 2 weeks. Luckily (and thanks to the good vibes from here) he doesn't need surgery. I may be going home for a few days to help him out, since he can't do too much on crutches (someone needs to get cat food for his Pumpkin). That decision will be made tomorrow. Once again, thanks for the good thoughts-I'm so relieved it wasn't any worse.
post #13 of 19
Oh Christy, I'm so sorry I wasn't able to send in my "Be OK" vibes before he went to the hospital, but I'm so so glad to hear it seems fairly straightforward and wasn't worse - which it sure could have been!!!!!! He's one lucky guy to have you and Jon, and if you decide to go, I hope you have a VERY safe trip!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

post #14 of 19
Christy I'm glad you dad is going to be ok, and tell him no more acting like stubborn goat.

Fern
post #15 of 19
I'm so sorry your dad has been injured and I'm sending lots of positive vibes his way.
post #16 of 19
Christy, I'm sorry to hear your Dad fractured his pelvis, but it is fortunate that he wasn't more severely injured. He's a lucky man to have his daughter love him so much to be so worried and then go home to care for him.
Stephanie
post #17 of 19
Awwww i've just seen this now.
I'm so sorry to hear what happend and pleased he went to hospital in the end.

((((((Get well quickly vibes))))))
post #18 of 19
Hope your dad recovers quickly! I guess his body was more stubborn than he was... If you do go to visit him - have a safe trip and enjoy your time with your family.
post #19 of 19
Christy,
I'm so glad your Dad finally agreed to the ER visit and I'm glad it wasn't any worse. My Dad is the same way, he's 1000 miles away and I never hear about the hospital visits until afterwards. The last time took the cake, though: He drove himself to the ER and was admitted for a suspected heart attack on a Sat morning, and neither I (his only child) nor his sister who lives 15 miles away heard anything until late Monday night!!!! His explanation was "Well I didn't want anyone to worry!!" Praise God his heart got a clean bill of health, he was released Tues afternoon and it was determined he'd had a panic attack from stress (which he's since addressed and eliminated) but I am going to visit him next month just to see for myself how he's doing.

I'm sure your dad will be glad to see you if you do have opportunity to go and help out. More healing vibes on the way for a swift recovery!!!!
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