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Fri Jun 8, 2018, 02:55 AM

My Dad had a heart attack yesterday morning.

He had been sick as a dog for two days, throwing up and belly issues. EKG showed heart attack. He was flown to a regional heart hospital and rushed to a cath lab. Only one blockage, only 60 percent. They did no stents or angioplasty. Talking about blood thinners, but admitted him due to the sickness. They called a gastroenterologist. I have been up all day, and suspect the same today. Wish me luck. I'm wondering if he has appendicitis, too.😳

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Reply My Dad had a heart attack yesterday morning. (Original post)
joet67 Jun 2018 OP
Laffy Kat Jun 2018 #1
joet67 Jun 2018 #6
Laffy Kat Jun 2018 #7
area51 Jun 2018 #2
joet67 Jun 2018 #4
Doodley Jun 2018 #3
joet67 Jun 2018 #5
CountAllVotes Jun 2018 #8
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TexasTowelie Jun 2018 #11
skylucy Jun 2018 #12
KY_EnviroGuy Jun 2018 #13
MaryMagdaline Jun 2018 #14
handmade34 Jun 2018 #15
Kurt V. Jun 2018 #16
TEB Jun 2018 #17
MFM008 Jun 2018 #18
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OregonBlue Jun 2018 #19
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Response to joet67 (Original post)

Fri Jun 8, 2018, 03:01 AM

1. Gosh, joe67.

At least your father is in the right place now and being cared for. In the meantime, it won't do him any good for you to become exhausted, so try to get some sleep. Positive thoughts your way.

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Response to Laffy Kat (Reply #1)

Fri Jun 8, 2018, 03:10 AM

6. Thank you. I am going to bed right now.

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Response to joet67 (Reply #6)

Fri Jun 8, 2018, 03:12 AM

7. Good and try not to worry.

He is in the best place at this time and you are sure to know more in the morning.

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Response to joet67 (Original post)

Fri Jun 8, 2018, 03:01 AM

2. I'm so sorry.

Hope he'll get better soon.

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Response to area51 (Reply #2)

Fri Jun 8, 2018, 03:08 AM

4. Thank you.

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Response to joet67 (Original post)

Fri Jun 8, 2018, 03:07 AM

3. Thinking of you and your dad.

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Response to Doodley (Reply #3)

Fri Jun 8, 2018, 03:09 AM

5. Thank you.

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Response to joet67 (Original post)

Fri Jun 8, 2018, 03:17 AM

8. I hope your Dad gets well soon!

My Dad had a heart attack as well.

He is gone now (22 years it has been) but I still miss him a lot. He had heart troubles as well (triple bypass/valve replacement).

Take care of yourself!



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Response to joet67 (Original post)

Fri Jun 8, 2018, 03:20 AM

9. What a scary time! My thoughts are with you!

I've been through scares with both of my parents and I know how stressful that can be. But it does sound like he's getting the best of care and that they're finding out what's going on in good time. He has you for support, but don't forget to take care of yourself, too. Your Dad is in good hands so you need to get some rest - and don't forget to eat! And if you're worried about something, don't hesitate to speak up, the more information they have, the better.

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Response to joet67 (Original post)

Fri Jun 8, 2018, 03:26 AM

10. Hope you father gets well soon. Take care! Paz.

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Response to joet67 (Original post)

Fri Jun 8, 2018, 04:03 AM

11. Good vibes being sent your way.

I hope that your dad recovers and that you can get some rest since it sounds like he is going to need you.

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Response to joet67 (Original post)

Fri Jun 8, 2018, 04:09 AM

12. I hope your dad gets better soon, joet67. Take care of yourself too.

Sending positive vibes to both of you!

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Response to joet67 (Original post)

Fri Jun 8, 2018, 04:43 AM

13. Best of luck to you, Joet67 and....

don't settle for a half-assed diagnosis. I've known of people having such things as gall bladder episodes, severe acid reflux and other things that were misdiagnosed as heart attacks.

I had partial blockages that didn't require stints as well, and he's lucky. I hope he receives good therapy or at least thorough exercise and dietary consultation for his heart.

Please send along a huge DU thumbs-up from us to him (and you)!

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Response to joet67 (Original post)

Fri Jun 8, 2018, 04:54 AM

14. Here's hoping for a full recovery for your father and

Peace of mind for you.

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Response to joet67 (Original post)

Fri Jun 8, 2018, 05:27 AM

15. so sorry

hopefully he's in good hands... take care of yourself too!

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Response to joet67 (Original post)

Fri Jun 8, 2018, 05:40 AM

16. good luck to you and your dad.

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Response to joet67 (Original post)

Fri Jun 8, 2018, 06:15 AM

17. Hope your father is ok

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Response to joet67 (Original post)

Fri Jun 8, 2018, 07:00 AM

18. Or gallbladder problems.

My dad lived almost 20 years after a heart attack and a 5 way bypass.
They will fix him up.
If he smokes, beat his ass when he feels better.

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Response to MFM008 (Reply #18)

Fri Jun 8, 2018, 02:11 PM

22. yep

No smoking and NO MORE RED MEAT!!



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Response to joet67 (Original post)

Fri Jun 8, 2018, 09:59 AM

19. Oh my, you must be exhausted. Try to get some rest so you can go back and give him some

good cheer. It's really good news that it wasn't full blockage and with the right diet and blood thinners he could be set for another long, long time. I think they will figure it out. Maybe he was so unlucky as to have gotten a nasty case of flu at the same time. Just keep him there until they know for sure. Get some REST.

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Response to joet67 (Original post)

Fri Jun 8, 2018, 10:05 AM

20. Sending good thoughts

and hugs.

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Response to joet67 (Original post)

Fri Jun 8, 2018, 10:12 AM

21. Hope all turns out well. Family illness crises are very stressful. Take care of yourself.

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