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KeirasMom 05-18-2013 06:02 AM

Family emergency - will check in when I can.
My father had a massive heart attack last night. At first they didn't expect him to make it through the night, but now they're thinking he could hold on for a week or more. I'm flying to Portland this morning to be with family.

I'm not close with him, so I'm doing okay, but am going more to support his wife and my brother, and to help with any decision making that needs to happen. He retired 2 weeks ago and just moved to Oregon. He was living less than an hour away, so this is a bit of a shock. We have a very strained, almost non-existent relationship, so please send good thoughts that I'll be able to put some of that aside in his final hours. (Maybe that sounds selfish--not sure, but that's how I feel.)

I may have a lot of downtime to check in, or it may be hectic. I really have no idea how this is going to play out. Thanks, BUDDDs!

leonak 05-18-2013 06:11 AM

You and your dad are in my prayers!


phoenix17 05-18-2013 06:17 AM

Good luck Dawn. I know how you are feeling - I had a similar relationship with my father. Regardless of what those feelings are, it will be a highly emotional time so hang in there.

Flutter 05-18-2013 06:26 AM

Oh hun, I'm so sorry you & your family are going through this. It can be a lot more difficult when you have a tumultuous relationship, the emotions can be so much more complicated. Just be gentle with yourself, ok? XOXO You will be in my thoughts and prayers!!!

Alcestis 05-18-2013 06:42 AM

Dawn, I have a similar relationship with my father, but regardless, this is a rough, rough situation. Be good to yourself, and I hope things go as well as they possibly can.

krow134 05-18-2013 07:06 AM

Be strong for your family Dawn! I will hold you in my prayers. hugs and love.

Librarygirl 05-18-2013 07:28 AM

Thinking of you and your family.:console::aprayer:

LoCarbGal 05-18-2013 07:34 AM

Thoughts and prayers headed your way Dawn.

SlowSure 05-18-2013 08:37 AM

My thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

FairyWren 05-18-2013 08:39 AM

Sending good wishes for you and your family Dawn :hugs:

Carly 05-18-2013 08:46 AM

Sending positive, healing and loving thoughts. :hugs:

deedee 05-18-2013 09:39 AM

Dawn, I'm so sorry! My thoughts are with you and your family at this difficult time.

calichris 05-18-2013 09:42 AM

Sending you hugs and prayers.

Seabreezes 05-18-2013 01:31 PM

Sending good thoughts that this won't be too stressful. Prayers for everyone....


Joyjoy 05-18-2013 01:40 PM

Dawn, :heart::heart::heart::heart::heart:
Love is a tough business. Go easy on yourself. :):heart:

Deosil 05-18-2013 02:05 PM

I know exactly how you feel as I have the same type of "non-relationship" with my father. The fact you are going in the first place is a very positive thing. Just hang in there and know that making the decision you have done (to be with him and your family atm) is one that you will be thankful you have made in years to come. Stay strong and positive. My thoughts are with you and your family.

Trigger828 05-18-2013 04:20 PM

AH I am so sorry. Your family are in my prayers. I hope everything settles for your family troubles.

deboratpc 05-18-2013 05:51 PM

Prayers and have a safe trip.


Lori_:) 05-18-2013 06:07 PM

Thinking of you during this difficult time.

rosejim 05-18-2013 07:27 PM

:aprayer::aprayer:Thinking of you and your family:aprayer::aprayer:

Kimmietoo 05-18-2013 07:46 PM

:console:Oh dear friend, please take good care of yourself. You and your family are in our prayers and thoughts.



motivatedMomma4 05-18-2013 08:15 PM

You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers!!!!

arkie1 05-18-2013 10:00 PM

Hugs and prayers for what seems a difficult situation. :hugs::aprayer:


Shari4 05-19-2013 12:50 AM

Oh, Dawn! :console: What a difficult situation! I'm sending you tons of good thoughts & prayers, too! Let us know when you can how things are going?

sunday 05-19-2013 07:50 AM

:console: Wishing you strength and peace in this difficulty time. :heart:

shirlc 05-19-2013 08:30 AM

Thinking of you and sending prayers your way, Dawn! :aprayer:

GME 05-19-2013 08:54 AM

Wishing you all the best in this difficult time.

KeirasMom 05-19-2013 11:27 AM

Thank you all for the good thoughts. Things are looking a little more hopeful. They induced hypothermia for eighteen hours and then started warming him back up last night. The nurse just tried to wake him and he opened one eye and looked at her before he fell back unconscious. They are taking this as a good sign.

We were told Friday to come say goodbyes, and now there's some indication that he might make it.

jennafrogg 05-19-2013 01:26 PM

Hey Dawn,

I know you said you were coming to Portland, I live there and he is in really good hands in our hospitals for sure! Hope you are doing well up here!


KeirasMom 05-19-2013 01:30 PM


Originally Posted by jennafrogg (Post 16431262)
Hey Dawn,

I know you said you were coming to Portland, I live there and he is in really good hands in our hospitals for sure! Hope you are doing well up here!


Thanks Jenny. As an aside, we went to Voodoo donuts for breakfast. That was an experience. :D

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