update on dad

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update on dad
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Sat, 07-31-2010 - 8:42am

hey everyone here is an update on my dad. they released him last night after being in the er for over 6 hrs. they did a cat scan and blood work.

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In reply to: gccandlemom
Sat, 07-31-2010 - 9:28am
I may not be a stroke, but it is certainly not "lazy eye". The fact that his eyes are SUDDENLY not working together signals a bigger problem, so don't let the drs blow you off. ESPECIALLY the VA drs. They are the LEAST inclined to look further than their noses for the source of a problem, especially in someone older(even tho 62 isn't OLD). A friends' father died because the symptoms the ER/VA attributed to an untreatable stroke in an 82yo, was really TREATABLE encephalitis--but he was never given the correct medication.
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In reply to: gccandlemom
Sat, 07-31-2010 - 10:34am

dad has to follow up with his VA doctors this coming week. thanks for the prayers everyone, they go along way


I hope you continue to get good news, and I'll keep your dad in my prayers. I know how stressful this can be; my stepdad of 40 years died in June. I hope your parents have a long and stress-free retirement! :)


Theresa

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In reply to: gccandlemom
Sat, 07-31-2010 - 9:27pm
thanks theresa. all the prayers are appreciated right now
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In reply to: gccandlemom
Sat, 07-31-2010 - 9:35pm

sabrtooth,


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In reply to: gccandlemom
Mon, 08-02-2010 - 2:34am

Maybe it's a TIA...transient ischemic attack?


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In reply to: gccandlemom
Mon, 08-02-2010 - 5:58am

i truely believe it was a TIA. my grandma his mom had many of them before they were able to determine that, thats what it was.

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In reply to: gccandlemom
Mon, 08-02-2010 - 7:34am
I agree with the others who said your dad needs a more extensive workup. Stroke or TIA is definitely a possibility, as is a brain tumor, encephalitis, and any number of other things that could go wrong. Keep pushing until you get a diagnosis that makes sense in light of ALL of his symptoms. He's on the young side for a stroke, but it isn't unheard of for people even in their 30s to have one. Prayers for your dad.
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In reply to: gccandlemom
Tue, 08-03-2010 - 7:02am
thank you. believe me we are pushing for answers. VA drs have been wonderful. am so blessed that dad is a veteran
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In reply to: gccandlemom
Wed, 08-04-2010 - 12:20am

Hey gc,


I dont know the whole story because I am not here long enough, but sounds to me like this is something that I wouldn't take lightly. And... I certainly wouldn't let

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In reply to: gccandlemom
Wed, 08-04-2010 - 6:14am

hi marley,


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