Dad said he passed out for a bit he thought, from the fall, but Lady, his dog, stayed by his side, and even licked his face, maybe helping him come to from the fall? Dad took Lady into the house, and then drove himself to the local hospital (not a good idea to do it!). He was x-rayed and had all sorts of tests, and they discovered a brain bleed and a blood clot, and transferred him by ambulance to St. Luke's Hospital in Milwaukee.
I, and several of my sisters went to the local hospital, then drove to Milwaukee and spent the day and evening there. He has some great doctors, who have done a good job of reassuring Dad, and us, regarding the surgery he would be needing immediately this afternoon, which he did undergo.
|Keeping Dad warm while waiting for |
Unfortunately, Mom, who had an important meeting with her doctors today regarding her tests for cancer she had last week, couldn't be here before the surgery happened. Mom found out good results, that the cancer had not spread, and it was a blessing to Dad to hear too, as he talked to Mom on the phone before he went in for his brain surgery. Some of the other sisters, and brother, along with Mom, came to the hospital before Dad was out of surgery and we all waited together.
The surgery went very well, and within 2 - 3 hours after it, Dad was back to his room, he was alert and talking some, but tired. We are all so thankful, and Mom too, especially for the prayers we knew were coming for Dad from all over!
We left around 8:30 p.m. so Dad could get some sleep... prayers for Dad are very much appreciated, and more updates will be coming in the next few days. Doctors say Dad will most likely be there for at least 5 days or so. Lord, in Your Mercy, hear our prayers!!