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You know a man is REALLY sick when he says to call the ambulance instead of driving himself to the hospital.

so yeah, my father woke up this morning having trouble breathing and told Mom to call the ambulance. same man that bashed his hand with a chainsaw and drove himself to hospital. so you KNOW he's feeling really, really sick.

So printed out his spread sheet of his blood pressure he's supposed to be taking everyday and wrote up list of what he was taking. In that, discovered he was using a nicotine patch as a bookmark. and also had three different types of inhalers. (though only one appears to be current)

EMTs turned up, stabalized him breathing and hauled him off to hospital. So they gave him something to open up lungs and a scrip for steroids to help with that. He'd had some breathing issues about a month ago and regular doctor had given him short course of steroids and antibiotics to break up chest infection. so now has longer course of steroids to build lung function back up.

He got discharged and came home and goes "I want a cigarette" and Mom goes NOPE and slaps the nicotine patch on him from the book. and stole all the ashtrays. So now Mom is hiding in back and smoking instead. so they're back at the attempting to quite smoking again. and likely cheating and smoking in the bathroom like they're teenagers.

so both of my folks are probably going to be SUPER CRANKY for rest of week while they attempt to use patches instead. I'm rather happy I will be gone for FurFright this weekend.


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Oct. 22nd, 2013 08:00 pm (UTC)
I'm glad he's well enough to outpatient.

The session with the hypnotist seemed to do well for them for 12-18 months. Maybe they should have another session. At least it would last for long enough for him to rebuild some strength.
Oct. 22nd, 2013 09:55 pm (UTC)
Reading stuff like this makes me soooo glad I never started smoking.

Kind of odd because mom smoked while I was growing up (she quit many years ago.) But I always had zero interest in smoking.
Oct. 23rd, 2013 12:04 am (UTC)
Yeah, both of mine smoke and I was never ever interested in even trying it. smelled bad enough secondhand I never wanted to get any closer!
Oct. 24th, 2013 12:22 am (UTC)
Ugh, sorry to hear that.
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