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Sat May 1, 2021, 07:06 PM

Seeking calming vibes...

My family is in the midst of a crisis.

We lost mom to COVID-19 and cancer in November. Yesterday, my father travelled from Chicago to St. Louis, he flew in and it was the first time he did anything since mom's passing. Just over an hour ago, I received a frantic phone call from my sister that dad was having symptoms of a stroke.

He is being hospitalized and is alert, but slurred and showing signs of a left side stroke - loss of strength, garbled speech. The h

I am not religious in any way, but I need calming warm thoughts to be able to hold this together right now...

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Reply Seeking calming vibes... (Original post)
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Response to Moostache (Original post)

Sat May 1, 2021, 07:08 PM

1. Sending healing vibes for Dad ...

It's going to be okay

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Response to Moostache (Original post)

Sat May 1, 2021, 07:10 PM

2. Sending you and your family lots of good DU vibes

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Response to Moostache (Original post)

Sat May 1, 2021, 07:12 PM

3. I make prayer. The Almighty One knows your dad.

➕Peace be to you and your loved ones.➕

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Response to Moostache (Original post)

Sat May 1, 2021, 07:17 PM

4. Sending light & love to you.

You are going through an awful lot. May you and your family find strength to persevere.

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Response to Moostache (Original post)

Sat May 1, 2021, 07:24 PM

5. I'm Sorry you are being hit with so much at once.

They key with surviving a stroke is getting medical treatment ASAP! Sounds like your sister did just that.

Sending healing vibes to you Moostache.

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Response to Moostache (Original post)

Sat May 1, 2021, 07:49 PM

6. +++++++++++++++

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Response to Moostache (Original post)

Sat May 1, 2021, 07:50 PM

7. Sending you and your family calming vibes and healing thoughts.

I wish the best for your father and hope he recovers soon.

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Response to Moostache (Original post)

Sat May 1, 2021, 07:51 PM

8. Sending healing, calm energies to your Dad, your family members and to YOU.

Blessings and healing to your father. May you weather this storm together.

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Response to Moostache (Original post)

Sat May 1, 2021, 07:53 PM

9. Calming warm deep-breathing thoughts coming your way, Moostache.

To your family, as well.

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Response to Moostache (Original post)

Sat May 1, 2021, 07:53 PM

10. Healing vibes for your Dad ...

Hopefully he reached the hospital in time for help .... Please be hopeful and support him!

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Response to Moostache (Original post)

Sat May 1, 2021, 07:54 PM

11. +++++

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Response to Moostache (Original post)

Sat May 1, 2021, 08:03 PM

12. Better to be spiritual than religious and here are the warm thoughts for Dad's recovery!

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Response to Moostache (Original post)

Sat May 1, 2021, 08:06 PM

13. ...

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Response to Moostache (Original post)

Sat May 1, 2021, 08:09 PM

14. Sending calm and balance

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Response to Moostache (Original post)

Sat May 1, 2021, 08:12 PM

15. Sending healing. Vibes for your dad, and vibes for calm and strength for you and your family.

Your DU family is here for you. Lean as hard as you need.

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Response to Moostache (Original post)

Sat May 1, 2021, 08:13 PM

16. Holding you and yours in the light. May there be peace. n/t

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Response to Moostache (Original post)

Sat May 1, 2021, 08:19 PM

17. Strength and comfort to you and your family as he is treated.

One of our best volunteers where I work made a nearly full recovery from a stroke. His writing needs proofreading because he'll sometimes choose a phonetically similar word to the one he wanted, but he is living a full, creative life as an architect and photographer. I hope your dad's recovery goes as well.

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Response to Moostache (Original post)

Sat May 1, 2021, 08:22 PM

18. Sending healing vibes to your entir family

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Response to Moostache (Original post)

Sat May 1, 2021, 08:30 PM

19. Sending vibes.

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Response to Moostache (Original post)

Sat May 1, 2021, 08:32 PM

20. Sending healing hugs to you and your family.

Take care. We are with you on this journey.

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Response to Moostache (Original post)

Sat May 1, 2021, 08:34 PM

21. Try to close your eyes

take some deep breaths and go to your happy place. We are all supportive in these trying times.





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Response to Moostache (Original post)

Sat May 1, 2021, 08:35 PM

22. Breathe...

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Response to Moostache (Original post)

Sat May 1, 2021, 08:36 PM

23. Healing vibes on the way! 💗💗💗

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Response to Moostache (Original post)

Sat May 1, 2021, 08:36 PM

24. It sounds like the stroke symptoms were caught quickly,

which can matter a great deal for recovery outcomes. Wishing the best and speediest recovery over your way.

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Response to Moostache (Original post)

Sat May 1, 2021, 08:42 PM

25. All the best to you and your dad. Sounds like they got there early,

hoping for a quick and complete recovery.

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Response to Moostache (Original post)

Sat May 1, 2021, 08:44 PM

26. fasten your seatbelt!

take a few deep breaths and wait to hear the prognosis. They can do things for strokes now.

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Response to Moostache (Original post)

Sat May 1, 2021, 08:49 PM

27. Breathe!

The hardest thing to do is to remember to breathe when in crisis. Prayers for healing and peace on thier way to you and your family.

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Response to Moostache (Original post)

Sat May 1, 2021, 08:58 PM

28. Sending light and love and healing vibes.

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Sat May 1, 2021, 08:58 PM

29. Best wishes and healing energy to your father...


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Response to Moostache (Original post)

Sat May 1, 2021, 09:00 PM

30. Hugs and protection to you and your family!

You may not be a believer, but I am and I will keep you in my prayers that you are protected no matter what the outcome is.

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Response to Moostache (Original post)

Sat May 1, 2021, 09:00 PM

31. Most ache I am sending LOVE and healing energy for Dad and your whole family. 💖💖💕

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Sat May 1, 2021, 09:51 PM

33. Holding you and your family in my heart. Stay strong. You're not alone. n/t

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Response to Moostache (Original post)

Sat May 1, 2021, 09:56 PM

34. Sending healing energy to your Dad.

And hugs to you both. Since I can't be there with you, give yourself a good hug.

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Response to Moostache (Original post)

Sat May 1, 2021, 10:04 PM

35. Sent up a prayer for your dad.

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Response to Moostache (Original post)

Sun May 2, 2021, 12:07 AM

36. UPDATE: To all who have so kindly sent messages and thoughts - THANK YOU forever...

My dad did suffer a massive stroke tonight, and they performed an emergency mechanical thrombectomy to try to capture and remove the clot from his brain. Surgery was successful and the clot was removed successfully. The surgeon showed me the CAT scans of my dad's brain and the actual clot itself - 15 mm in length. The additional images of the brain scans before and after the procedure were stunning. They told us that his condition is still critical and he will be in ICU for a while, but the acute risk is eliminated as of now.

My dad has actually regained feeling and control of his left arm (at the time he went into surgery he was incapable of moving his arm and could barely lift his foot - he can respond and squeeze his left hand); his speech is coherent and focused although with some issues. We received a very good prognosis and his doctor and surgeon were both very encouraged by his functional recovery and current status. Tonight is going to be sleepless and rough because we are not 100% out of the woods by any measure, but we are incredibly lucky and blessed as well.

Since mom's passing, dad has been living alone. He was in town for a visit today only because he felt it was safe following his vaccination and my sister and I also being vaccinated against COVID. Had he NOT made this trip, had he stayed home alone, he would no longer be with us. My sister was at first racked with guilt while we were in the OR waiting rooms, but we were able to recognize that while no one should EVER have to experience this firsthand, had we not gone through this, an entirely different hell would have awaited us on the other side.

Again, thank you all so very much for the messages of support and healing, I can't possibly express how much it means to hear such kindness and empathy in a world I know is in short supply of both, but I and my family are deeply moved to receive such support and I cannot thank you all enough.

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Response to Moostache (Reply #36)

Sun May 2, 2021, 04:57 AM

37. Thank you so much for the positive news

Wishing your Dad improvement every day and towards a complete recovery. You were indeed lucky to have him with you so he could receive immediate care. And sending those incomparable healing DU vibes to your Dad and to you for brighter days ahead...

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Response to Moostache (Original post)

Sun May 2, 2021, 10:59 AM

38. Healing vibes for your father

Let us hope for a good recovery.

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Response to Moostache (Original post)

Sun May 2, 2021, 11:26 AM

39. All the good wishes and thoughts sent to your Dad and your family.

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Response to Moostache (Original post)

Sun May 2, 2021, 12:18 PM

40. Hugs for you

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Response to Moostache (Original post)

Sun May 2, 2021, 12:49 PM

41. I feel you. Been there. I'm with you.

Doctors will give you good information that will also calm you. This situation needs time.

Hugs to you, hoping that family hugs will help you through.

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Response to Moostache (Original post)

Sun May 2, 2021, 02:47 PM

42. Keeping your father, you and the family in my warmest thoughts.

May he be well.

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Response to Moostache (Original post)

Sun May 2, 2021, 02:52 PM

43. You have the very calmest and best I can offer.

I hope this sounds much worse than it is, and everything is back on the rails quickly.

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Response to Moostache (Original post)

Sun May 2, 2021, 03:09 PM

44. Love to you, your sister, and your dad

If they got him the new miracle medicine in time, he should be fine.

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Response to Moostache (Original post)

Sun May 2, 2021, 03:13 PM

45. Sending vibes

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Response to Moostache (Original post)

Sun May 2, 2021, 03:18 PM

46. Sending all I have your way, to be shared with your family

Damn, that's got to be so hard for all of you.

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Response to Moostache (Original post)

Sun May 2, 2021, 04:43 PM

47. So sorry.

What a double whammy.

So many multiple whammies for people these days.

Thoughts and vibes for a good outcome.

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Response to Moostache (Original post)

Sun May 2, 2021, 05:25 PM

48. Sending peace and calming thoughts...nt

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Response to Moostache (Original post)

Sun May 2, 2021, 06:17 PM

49. you got it.

I hope it goes well for your father.

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Response to Moostache (Original post)

Sun May 2, 2021, 06:55 PM

50. Awwwwwww, Moostache...

Here are some virtual hugs:










VERY glad you posted about this, and hopefully got perhaps just a wee bit off your chest at this worrisome time. LOTS of people here care about you and will keep a vigil. This thread is certainly proof!

Please let us know how it's going, and how you're doing.

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Response to Moostache (Original post)

Sun May 2, 2021, 07:01 PM

51. Sending love and hugs, Moostache. Stay encouraged. ❤ nt

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