my father’s mortality

I MIGHT HAVE  …. . gone to the hospital tonight. Last night my father went to Ft. Hamilton Hospital emergency ward for the 3rd time. This time, in addition to emphysema, the doctors discovered blocked arteries. They kept him overnight.

Today my sister called and said he was being transported to Kettering Hospital in Dayton. Dad would need bypass surgery in the next 24-48 hours. My sister is there now. I will drive there tomorrow, reassuring him before surgery or joining other anxious friends and relatives of other patients in the waiting room.

This is something so typical to the human condition. We all will face a life & death crisis with our family members at some point.

My father & I aren’t especially close but we have spent countless hours in Bob Evans restaurants trying to get to know each other. Is our time almost up? Or will we become closer as a result of this critical turning point?

 

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One response to “my father’s mortality

  1. I love that line “trying to get to know each other.” I hope your Dad feels better. I’ll keep him in my prayers.

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