Wednesday, June 2, 2010

More Reason to Get Healthy & Stay Hydrated

I got a call from Mom today about my Dad. He was taken from work to the hospital in the rescue squad.

Several years ago he had a pulminary embolism and was hospitalized. He had a blood clot in his lungs and had to have his gall bladder removed. (I know, WAY TMI, but there is a point)

He was at work today and started feeling dizzy, light-headed, and weak. Because of his medical history, he was a little worried. They called the rescue squad and took him to the hospital. An EMT used Dad's phone and called Mom. She said who she was, that Dad was conscious (did he lose consciousness?) and then handed the phone to Dad.

They took him to the hospital and put him on a saline IV. He improved and felt better as time went on. They're keeping him overnight for observation and Mom should be able to pick him up tomorrow. Mom and I are thinking it was dehydration

*sigh* Bad DAD!! BAD!!

I'm getting him a couple water bottles for Father's Day. With a note instructing him to drink both of them completely gone daily! (I DO NOT want to hear about that happening to him again!)

Apparently he's also eating all of the grain and gluten enough for both he and I! (grrr!) I won't go so TMI and tell you what he had for breakfast, but lets just say . . . it was all bread/grain related.

But I've been thinking about Dad and this situation since I got off the phone with Mom.

I've been slacking on my water intake recently. Pretty badly. So back to water I go!

In addition to that . . . I am my father's daughter! Almost to a fault. So remembering and thinking back to his gall bladder surgery and health problems reminds me of just one more reason I am in this weight loss and get healthy mode.

Dad, I'm sure is doing fine and it was just serious dehydration. I'm SO going up there this weekend to lecture him!!

So . . . go drink your water and then drink some more!

(I . . . am going to bed.)


  1. Filling my bottle now!!! Thanks for the reminder!

    And I hope everything ends up being okay with your dad!

  2. Wow, that's scary! Thanks for the reminder.

  3. Yeah, that's scary. I hope that he's fine--it sounds like he is...

    Drink some more water. I will, too.