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Cardiovascular Medicine: Myocardial Infarction (Understanding Disease Series)

Hitting a rough patch...

So… I’ve never been “close” with my dad until the more recent years. We have grown closer since I’ve graduated and things really started to change in my home life.
Two months ago he got bad chest pains but thought it was just acid reflux…
A month ago he got Bell’s palsy (face drop). And a nerve in his face paralyzed leaving his whole right side drooped.
After that he started getting tests done at the doctors.
He has;
High cholesterol
Diabetes
Bell’s palsy
High blood pressure
And even more small things.

He went to his heart doctor for an echo cardiogram (ultrasound of the heart) yesterday. He also went to a nutritionist who measured his blood sugar at 169 (originally 280) in the beginning. He thought he was doing much better.

The heart doctor called today and had him come into his office.
The test results showed that he had a heart attack two months ago… And suffered damage to his heart from it.

He is now in the hospital for at least the next 3 days so they can monitor him and keep him on a blood thinner.

I’ve never been more afraid of losing someone in my life… I don’t know where to turn or what to do right now.

I’m just praying constantly and if you are reading this, I ask you to pray too. My dad means so much to me, I can’t bear to lose him right now.

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