"I took your dad to the emergency room with chest pain"

  1. That's the phone call I received this morning from my dad's coworker. He was admitted, with CHF. It doesn't look like he had an MI, but it's been a long and stressful day. I called in to work tomorrow so I can be with him; I work clear on the other end of the county and I'm just not comfortable being that far away from him without any answers.
  2. 11 Comments

  3. by   CHATSDALE
    bless you, i know the feeling how your heart can fall to the floor when you hear the words but you don't know how serious it is
    all we can do is be there for our loved ones
    i pray for a good resolution
  4. by   TazziRN
    The last time I got a phone call like that, my brother had been in an accident. He died a week later. I know my dad's not that dire, but that phone call today made me flash back to my brother.
  5. by   leslie :-D
    you need to see your dad, only so you can rest if anything else.
    wishing for a peaceful recovery, for dad and daughter.

  6. by   SuesquatchRN
    Oh, Tazzi, my thoughts are with you and your dad.

    Let us know tomorrow night.
  7. by   compassion1
    Will pray for your dad's recovery and peace for you.
    (((((((Tazzi and dad)))))))
  8. by   UM Review RN
    Tazzi, praying for a quick recovery for your Dad.
  9. by   traumaRUs
    Tazzi - will keep you and your Father in my prayers.
  10. by   clemmm78
    Those phone calls are the most frightening. Hope all turns out well.
  11. by   Tweety
    My thoughts and prayers are with your dad and you. Take care.
  12. by   prmenrs
    I'm sorry your Dad is having problems. I remember getting a similar call about my own father. Brings everything else in your life to a complete halt and reminds you what's really important. It sounds like you knew that!

    I'll be thinking of you and praying for a good outcome.
  13. by   canoehead
    Good luck Taz. I'm sure he will be better off with you there.