We learned this past Saturday that baby is a girl. We are over joyed. We spent the day with my family in Texas. Sadly that night my dad (57) had a seizure and has been in the hospital since that evening. He doesn't remember the reveal or even that I'm pregnant. I've never been one for praying or religion but I'm so lost. My dad is my best friend and I feel completely lost with him like this. We were supposed to leave Tomorrow but DH and I decided to cancel DS and my ticket until we really have a better idea of the situation. I'll be MIA for a while most likely. Hope everyone well till I return.
My dad is home now and resting, thankfully. We have a long list of doctors to see including neurologists. His 'foggyness' Seems to be gone. There are some things that he still has trouble with, but for the most part the only day he has trouble with is the reveal. He knows the baby is a girl and is very excited. At this point we are in a waiting game. Stetson and I are home in MI currently but I have my bag packed in the corner in case of an emergency. Thanks for all the well wishes. He seems to have turned around much quicker then we expected and I am so happy that it happened.
Last edited by Lil Momma 1991; 10-23-2013 at 09:42 AM.
Congrats on the little girl - I know you were really hoping for a girl
I'm sorry your dad is in the hospital and having memory issues since the seizure. I hope he gets better and can be discharged soon. Take care of yourself too which can be hard when a loved one is sick or injured *hug*
I am so pleased you got your little girl, congratulations!
And also I am so sorry about your dad. I know exactly how you feel because I was in the same situation earlier this year and it was the hardest thing I have ever had to face. I just wanted to let you know that there is always hope. My dad became so ill I really lost all hope at one point. We all did because it was so bad. It was impossible to believe he could come back, but bodies can do incredible things, even older bodies. My dad's recovery has changed our lives forever, the way we see things and how we treat each other. As for memory, my dad also lost a lot for a long time (even didn't know who we were at times), but gradually it returned till now it's all back. He just doesn't remember his hospital stay, and that is a good thing.
I'll be thinking of you both and hoping the very best for your dad and you. By the way, if he is in hospital for a while, and if he is confused, I'd really highly recommend this gift i got for my dad. It is a fleece blanket with photographs you upload collaged onto it. I used a UK company but there must be a US equivalent. The gift was fab because it helped my dad remember things once he finally awoke (we put all family and friends, and a photo of dad when he was well and on a climbing holiday). It also really helped the hospital staff see him as a fully rounded person with loved ones, intelligence and interests, and not just a number. We were only allowed to visit for 3 hours a day and it meant that outside of that time he still had our faces and also the staff had something relevant to talk to him about, because they chatted and asked questions about the photos. You could even put a scan picture on if you have a good one with 'it's a girl'.
Just wanted to say congrats on your Little girl! Sorry to hear about your dad, hope that the dr.s can figure out what happened and how to prevent it from happening again. thoughts and prayers for your family.