Not my favorite Saturday but everything is okay!

Our Saturday started off great and Brooke and I spent a lot of time together while Andrew was at the hospital for school all day.

And then at around dinner time once Andrew was home we got a phone call that my dad had taken a big fall on the ice and hit his head very hard.   My mom got him to the hospital and they gave him a CT scan (he is okay… I don’t like waiting until the end of the story to let people know he is okay).

Andrew and I rushed to the hospital as fast as we could and my sister and her family were there too.  My dad could not remember a thing from the last three months.  Not one thing.  He was on a one minute repeat cycle…. about every one minute he would ask us again what happened to him and why his head hurt.  He’d ask who brought him to the hospital, he would tell us that he felt really disconnected from everything and had no idea what was going on.  The sweet part was that there was a calendar on the board in front of him and every minute or so he would see that it was January 7th (my sister’s bday) and make a HUGE deal about how it was her birthday and tell her the sweetest and most sincere happy birthday.  He also would want us to sing to her but we stopped after a few times of that ha;)  The calendar also made him realize that he couldn’t remember a thing from Christmas and so he would ask the doctor if he could leave to rewrap our presents.

The doctor came in after a bit to tell us that the CT scan showed no swelling or bleeding (biggest relief for us) but that it would just take time for his memory to come back.  My poor mom was so beyond sad and worried this whole time but that news was so good to hear.  We got to take him home and we stayed at my parents’ house until late.  I’ll be over there today and hopefully his memory comes back asap!

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I’ll be back tomorrow but as for now, we are pretty exhausted.  I hope you have a beautiful Sunday.

I am so thankful for my family.

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How terrifying Janae. Glad your dad should get his memory back soon. Things can change in an instant. Prayers and our best to your dad.

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Oh my gosh, how frightening!! Sending lots of love to your family Janae!!

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Prayers for you dad and family.
Hope you got some good rest.
Enjoy seeing him today.

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So sorry to hear about your dad. Sending prayers.

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I am so sorry to hear about your dad but hopefully he is on the mend and will recover quickly.

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I’m so sorry to hear about your Dad. I know that can be so scary. The same thing happened to my husband years ago when he fell while snow boarding. He had forgotten the last year or so of his life and couldn’t form new memories. We had to keep him in a dark and quiet place for a few days and eventually everything came back together and he was fine. Sending positive thoughts to you and your family.

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Sad to hear, but glad he is ok!

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So glad your dad is going to be ok! Him wanting you all to sing to your sister is so sweet : ).

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So sorry to hear about your dad, sending you al the love and hope he’ll make a swift recovery xx

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How scary! I hope he regains all his memories soon and no more falls. 😢

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So sorry to hear this, but glad he is on the mend. Best wishes for a speedy recovery for your dad!

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Sending many many prayers for healing, comfort and love!!!!

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Prayers going up for your dad and family!

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Sending prayers for your Dad!

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omg that is absolutely terrible and scary but I am glad they said he will be ok! wishing you and your family well!

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Prayers for your dad!

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What an awful experience, but I’m so glad to hear your dad is going to be ok.
About a year and a half ago my dad’s car was hit by another vehicle. Thankfully he didn’t have any serious injuries but he did have to be on crutches for a while and drove my mum crazy because he couldn’t run or play golf! It was a horrible experience getting the news and not knowing what was going on. I couldn’t really relax until I had been able to see him after he got home from the hospital. Fingers crossed for a speedy recovery for your dad x

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Healing prayers headed your way for your Dad and family!

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So sad and scary!! Parents should not be allowed to get sick or hurt! Sending prayers :)

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Oh how scary! Lots of healing prayers for your dad and prayers for your mom and family too!!

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What a night. So great that your family was able to be together with your dad. Glad he was released and improving. He and the rest of your family will definitely be in my prayers. Big (virtual) hug!

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Bless! Keeping him and all of your fam in my prayers!

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We’ll be sending prayers to your dad and your family. That’s very scary! Happy to hear no bleeding or swelling, but I’m sure the whole idea of no memory of the last 3 months has to be hard. Hopefully it will be quick to restore & he will be back to his old self. <3

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So sorry to hear but glad he will be okay. How scary for your mom and your family.

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Sending healing vibes to your dad. Stay strong!

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Sending tons of hugs and prayers! Stay strong.

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I don’t ever comment but I had to today- prayers for your dad and whole family!

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I cannot imagine how terrifying that was. I’m thinking of you and your family Janae.

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Keep us posted! While it’s great he keeps wanting to sing happy birthday to your sis it will be better when he remembers Christmas and everything prior to!

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Thinking of yall and praying for you. So sorry to hear :(

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Sending lots of love and prayers to your family! I hope your Dad recovers quickly!

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I’m sending you prayers, hugs and good vibes, Janae!

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How frightening. Sending you and your family positive thoughts and good wishes :)

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Oh no, I’m so sorry to hear about your dad’s fall and how scary that must be for your mom, sister and the rest of your family. Prayers and good thoughts are with you all for a speedy recovery.

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Hey Janae! So very sorry to hear about your dad. Just wanted to let you know that something similar happened to my mom back in November. She fell and hit her head very hard in the middle of the night on her nightstand. :( She lives alone in St. George and somehow knew she was in trouble and drove herself in the middle of the night to the emergency room. They have no idea how she made it there by herself because she couldn’t remember a thing and was super out of it. Anyway, everything you’re describing about your dad is how she was acting. Fortunately, a CT scan also showed no swelling or bleeding. It took her a good week or so to come completely out of kind of a fog and be able to put her thoughts fully into words and know what was going on completely. She is totally fine now. Anyway, reading your post, it just sounded exactly like your dad and I wanted to let you know that it could be a few days or longer, but hopefully he’ll recover quickly and be just fine very soon! Prayers and hugs to your famlily. – Tali Koerner (Allison Wilcox’s SIL :))

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Omg how scary!! I’ll keep him in my prayers. Also, I am a musician… off the top of my head I don’t have any concrete research to back this up, but I swear I heard sometime that playing familiar music from someone’s past or even from the “forgotten” time period can help trigger memories. Maybe worth a try??

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Sending prayers to your dad, and all of you! Glad he is, and will be, ok!

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Wow! Sending prayers for a full recovery for your dad! A belated happy birthday to Sissy too. Hugs to all from Michigan!

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Sending prayers for your dad and the family. It may take a few days for his memory to return.

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Sending hugs and prayers for a speedy recovery for my favorite blog Dad! 😊

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So glad your dad is okay! Sending lots of prayers for a speed recovery. Stay strong!!

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Praying hard for Dad and family! Sounds like a very scary night, I hope today is better!

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My mom lost her memory for a while after a hard head hit. But it all came back in a few days. Hope you have the same experience!

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How scary! Sendings good thoughts to your dad and family and praying for a speedy recovery!

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Thank goodness everything is going to be just fine. I can only imagine how scary it must have been hearing the news and waiting for confirmation from the doctor that everything would return back to normal. I hope you and your family have a great day and that your dad’s memory comes back today.

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Prayers for your family – make sure to keep an eye on him, sometimes hard hits to the head – the effects don’t show up for a while after. prayers for your entire family!

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Oh janae I’m so sorry your family is going through this. Very happy to hear that there’s no bleeding, swelling or serious long term damage. Fingers and toes crossed his memory returns soon. Sending your fam positive thoughts and hugs

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So glad he is ok!! Prayers for a speedy return of his memory and for your family as y’all care for him!!

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Prayers for everyone there. Hope to hear a positive update soon

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Prayers for your parents! That is so scary. But also his sincere happy birthday wishes over and over again might be the sweetest thing ever!

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Oh my gosh, that’s so scary :( I’m relieved to hear that your dad will be okay and praying he has a speedy recovery. It’s sounds like he has a great support system though :) I almost cried when I read how you all kept singing your sis ‘Happy Birthday’, that’s the sweeest thing.

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Wow, it says volumes about your dad’s character that even when his memory was struggling he was still so sweet and kind to the core. Sending prayers to your wonderful family.

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Keeping your dad in my thoughts. <3

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So sorry to hear that! I’ll be thinking and praying for a fast recovery!

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Medical emergencies are so stressful. It sounds like it could have been a lot worse. I hope he’s feeling better soon and his memory comes back.

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Praying for your dad!

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I will send my prayers to your Dad! Hopefully everything will back to normal very soon.

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I’m so sorry, Janae. That is so scary! I’m sending thoughts and prayers to your dad and your family. <3

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Prayers for your dad and your entire family. I’m so glad he is okay. Maybe you can reenact Christmas for him? :)

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Oh no how scary! Saying a prayer for your dad. Hope he regains his memory and recovers quickly.

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Sending well wishes for your dad, so scary!

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I hope he recovers fully and quickly. Everyone is in my thoughts and prayers.

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Sending prayers for you, your family, the nurses and doctors. I know you’re going to bring him some egg whites and sweet potatoes!

It’s very important for family to communicate with hospital staff, especially pre-op.

My family had some things happen this Friday-Saturday and it continues and it’s looking good. My Dad is a cardiac patient, once you get it you have it for life. Also, he recently added Parkinson’s Disease (early stage) – like 4 mos. ago. So, he went to the hospital Friday about 12:30 AM because he had some chest pain. Fast forward to post-procedure (not surgery, procedure) where he experienced arrhythmia, compressions were required – like someone was straddling him, he came back and his ribs are broken…. So, I had the opportunity to review the timeline of events with the nurse about 3 PM on Friday. Found out the cardiologist to perform the procedure NEVER consulted/ spoke with/ touched base with the neurologist – and this was Friday, a work day for everyone. Arrhythmia is electrical and there is a correlation between the brain and the heart!!! For crying out loud!!! The brain and the heart are not silos – this is a holistic situation.

I do not know if my Dad’s cardiologist performed the procedure, but he stopped in on Saturday and said he will consult with the neurologist on Monday.

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Oh Lee, I am so so sorry about what your family is going through at this time. I can’t even imagine. Please keep me updated on how your dad is doing and how you are doing! xoxo

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Thank you, so much!!! It’s getting better and better. He’s out of ICU several days earlier than projected. (My dad does a lot for his health on a daily basis.) He sounds really good today. The complications from arrhythmia seem to be minimized, thank you God. (Now he’s cardiac+Parkinson’s+arrhythmia for life.) Also, my dad’s cardiologist is communicating with the neurologist; and they are reviewing the Parkinson’s prescription while dad’s in the hospital. An ER cardiologist performed the procedure and I pray he consults others in the future and factors in Parkinson’s. I really appreciate the ICU nurse!!!

My mom and dad’s reactions to these events (of course, my dad doesn’t know everything; and I’m not sure my mom gets it) remind me how everyone is doing the best they can. It’s what they will do. So, enjoy the journey/ trust the process.

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how scary! I am not the praying sort, generally, so when I do, I say it REALLY counts. I will be praying for your dad’s speedy and total recovery. Stay strong.

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Praying for your family!!

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That is so scary! Lots of prayers for your dad’s speedy recovery! More prayers for your mom and the rest of the family too.

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Praying for your father! :( Did you end up running on this day since it sounded so icy?

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Janae, I am so sorry. I am glad he is okay. No broken bones – that is always a blessing.
Sending you and your family so much love and healing prayers.

Xoxo

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I am so glad your dad’s scan came back ok. I hope his memory returns quickly as well, but having a re-do of Christmas may be fun too.

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Head injuries are not joke. As an OT student I’ve seen lots of falls from ice and wintry weather-people need to be extra careful but it can be serious! Glad to her he’s okay and good vibes to you lady.

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My thoughts and prayers to your dad for a speedy recovery and hugs to the family. xo

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Hope your father gets well soon.

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Oh my gosh-how scary! I’m so glad he is okay and I pray him memory returns to normal. Please keep us posted. (And happy belated birthday to your sister!).

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Prayers for your family and especially your father!

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Thinking of your Mom and Dad, sending healing thoughts their way, and your way too!

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Sending so many prayers and all my love! I will tell you that I’ve had three concussions- all of them sucked and I was pretty fuzzy for a while but now I’m getting much much better! I still have headaches, and healing does take quite a while, but I promise that the scary blurry shock part at the beginning is temporary.
If you have any questions about what to expect- I’m basically an expert on head injuries at this point!

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Praying for a quick recovery for your dad!

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Prayers for you and your family! May your father have a speedy recovery <3

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Saying lots of prayers for your Dad’s speedy recovery!

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Hugs and prayers to you and your family!

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So scary! Thankful he is ok. Praying for your dad and your family!

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Your dad and family are in our thoughts and prayers! Hope everything is back to normal soon.

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Prayers of healing for your Dad. Praying for comfort for all of you, Look forward to seeing the post that states your Dad remembers EVERYTHING! Hugs!

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Thinking of you and your lovely mum and dad. Sending lots of love.

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So scary! I hope he gets better soon. And your poor, sweet mom. So glad she has you and sister close by for physical and emotional support.

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Oh my gosh that is scary but so glad to hear he is ok and will make a full recovery very soon. It is so great your family is all so close to support each other. Thought and prayers to your and your family.

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Glad your Dad is ok, but hoping for a a speedy recovery from his fall!

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I’m so sorry to hear about your dad’s fall, but happy to hear that his CT scan came back looking good. Prayers that his memory comes back quickly and all will be well in no time!

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Prayers for your dad and your family. Hope he feels better soon.

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So scary, I hope he recovers quickly.

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So, so sorry! Wishing him a speedy recovery!

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So sorry to hear about this. Glad he should recover quick. Thinking of your family today! Xoxo

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Praying for your family!

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Oh how awful Janae. Will be praying for your dad and a speedy recovery for him and peace for your family. Xx

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I’m so sorry! I will be saying some prayers for your dad to have a quick recovery! xoxo

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Prayers for your sweet dad! Your family is so precious. I know they mean the world to you!

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That’s so scary! Sending prayers!

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Oh my goodness. I am so sorry for you and your Dad. I’ll be praying for a speedy recovery! Hugs!!!!!

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It’s scary how unexpected things can happen. Prayers for your father!

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Sending positive thoughts and prayers your way!

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Sending so many prayers your way!!

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How scary. I am glad to hear that all is well. A few years ago, a friend of my son’s was in a bike accident and hit her head really hard and was repeating the same things over and over again. She couldn’t remember anything. But after a few days of rest and recovery she was totally fine!

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Sending you and your family lots of love and prayers right now. I have been following your blog for a while now and your family always comes together in these times to support and love one another. You have a beautiful and blessed family. I am praying for a quick recovery for your Dad.

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Oh no, Janae, I’m so sorry. That is so scary. Thinking of you and praying for a speedy recovery. Take care.
Mary

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My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family! I am glad to hear your dad is alright, hope his memory comes back to him soon!

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Thoughts and prayers for your dad and your family!

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I am just catching up on your weekend. I am so sorry for the scary time with your dad. :( I hope that he is better and that you are all able to give him a million hugs so you feel better too!

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So happy to hear your dad is ok. I got a similar call back in June I received a call from the hospital informing me that my son was in a motorcycle accident. Of course he was not wearing a helmet or any other protective gear. He had two skull fractures, swelling and bleeding on the brain, a broken ankle, and lots of road rash! Thankfully his higher power was looking out for him and we still have him with us. As you said I am so thankful for my family. I hope your dad is getting better and his memory comes back. My son has no memory of the accident or of the three days he spent in the ICU after the accident. The doctors say he will probably never get that back. Small price to pay. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

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