Yesterday, my sister reported her car wasn't ready (long story, I'll write about that later) and asked if I would come up to Inverness at Pop's place so I take her to the airport in Tampa. I told her it wouldn't be a problem.
That was last night.
Today, I woke up early, got her things ready to go, then my sister went to say goodbye to my father - who was standing at the time.
My father blankly stared for a few seconds, the let out a blood curling yell, clutched his chest and fell over.
My sister and I both yelled for Dad, but he didn't respond. Sis laid down next to him and told me to call 911. I did so. A paramedic arrived with an ambulance arriving shortly thereafter.
Pop was transferred to the hospital.
About a half-hour later he was awake in the hospital and alert, but had lost some memory. He couldn't remember the last two weeks. He also didn't remember the town he was in. After another hour passed by, he started to remember more, and hopefully will regain all his memory back.
What happened is that he had experienced a seizure.
Had my sister and I left one second earlier, or if Pop had his seizure after we left, we never would have known about it. It was only by sheer luck we were there when it happened.
But that blood curling scream will be marked in my memory for the rest of my life.
Pop is okay as far as we know. He will be staying in the hospital overnight for observation.
But today is not a good day.
-- update --
It's close to 8pm, and this is what's been going on.
Pop had another seizure, however since he was right there in the hospital, the staff was able to get control of it very quickly.
On 2nd visit back to the hospital, Pop was very tired but coherent and alert. Some further tests are being done to check for any blockages in the heart.
Although I got the daylights scared out of me by this whole thing, I'm faring out okay, all things considered. Pop may be released tomorrow or not. Not sure yet.
-- update 12/30/2006 --
It's 8:45pm. Here's the latest that's going on with Pop.
He's doing okay. However he may need bypass surgery on his heart. This will probably happen. My sister and I visited him today and he was chatty and seemed to be his normal self.
I don't know if or when the surgery will occur. There's not enough info to tell at this point. But things are stable for the time being.