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Yesterday morning my dad had a pretty significant stroke. He was rushed to the hospital and is in intensive care. The stroke has taken some of his speech, vision and right side movement. Long term, he may have significant disability. The man is 65 and was planning on retiring toward the end of this year/early next year. It is so hard seeing a wonderful and caring man who gave you life and so much more lying helpless in a hospital bed. If you believe in God, please drop him a line for my family.

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Hey, I feel for ya. I just had a great uncle have a stroke just a couple of weeks ago and he didn't make it. He was a great man and I thought greatly of him. My prayers are with your dad. Hope he gets better soon.

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Anything you need you have my numbers...I really mean anything! Your family is in our prayers...

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Sorry to hear that buddy. He will pull through. MANY stroke victims lead very healthy and good lives! =)

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I recently lost my Dad unexpectedly. I know the feeling of being lost and afraid. You feel helpless and wonder, WHY? There is no answer, except to say that you and your Dad have the support of your family and friends. I wish him luck in his recovery and I offer my prayers.
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Wow, sorry to hear that. I think anthraxbird is right though, its amazing the amount of recovery stroke patients have these days. Best of luck to your pops and family.
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I'm sorry to hear that about your Dad.

Heavenly Father, we thank for this day and the joy of knowing You personally. We thank You for Your goodness and how You are able to take situations that seem so horrible to us and bring out of them something wonderful. We pray for healing, that dammage be treatable, and that You guide the doctors and nurses that they would be able to find, report, and correct any dammage that may be overlooked. We pray that family would be strengthened through this, and that You, ulitmately, would be glorifed. I pray this situation be a testimony to You, Lord, and the family be amazed at how smoothly and peacefully they get through this crisis. I pray the family be able to rest, to think clearly in order to make decisions, and to find joy in taking time to sit, reflect, and spend time with a hurting loved one. In Your name I pray, the name of Jesus Christ, my Lord, my Saviour, my Redeemer, Amen.

I'll put your Dad on our prayer list at church. You will have a lot of folks praying on your family and your Dad's behalf.

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sorry to hear that man
im not religious but i hope he gets well soon
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My prayers are for your father and the rest of your family, god bless

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I pray your dad gets better and that he'll comfort you through this.

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Very sorry to hear about your dad. But please, if nothing else, don't give up or lose hope. My great-grandmother suffered a stroke when she was 83 and still VERY lively. The doctors, specialists, etc said there was NO chance of her walking again, no chance of her talking clearly if at all, pretty much they told everyone to prepare for her to be in a vegetative state. Well, after several months of rehab, she was right back to her old self. It wasn't an easy road, but she pulled through, fooled them all, and lived to be 90 years old. Hopefully, the same is the case with your father. Best of luck, you're in our prayers.

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I really hope all turns out well. I'll pray for him. My Dad went through a heart attack and a five way bypass, then a pacemaker. It's been about five years now and he is doing well. I took care of him when he was first out of the hospital. Those are great memories. Stay close to him and give him your time. Both of you will cling to those times, hopefully for a long time to come.

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I was wondering wear i would like to make my 500th post and i found the perfect place for it.....I'll say another prayer for your dad.

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I really hope everything works out for the best, i hope your dad recovers the best he can.

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Thanks for all the support, guys!

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Tomorrow they're moving him from the hospital into a rehab facility. He is talking much better since the brain swelling has gone down. Still, not moving his right side much and some of the things he says don't make sense. We're keeping a positive outlook!

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I told you bro, he will pull through and be just like he was soon. Wish him luck, and tell him to try his best!!!! =)

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Happy Birthday my friend. How's your Pop doing? Any better, I hope? In your last post you said he was admitted to a rehab facility. Is it a nursing home? because if it is, you better keep a Very close eye on your Dad. There is too much abuse going on in these places. I know first hand with my Dad, but we won't go there for now. I would strongly suggest that you go to several websites to check this "facility" out if it is a nursing home / rehab center. First I would recommend that you go to your states website to find any info on them, then go to this site Medicare.gov, And MemberoftheFamily.net , They should be able to give you any info you need on where he's at. I don't mean to put fear into you, I just care about your Dad.
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I'm glad to hear your dad is speaking and some mobility has returned! That's excellent news! Your positive outlook will definitely go a long way. Just remember..........try to stay patient as well. Things like this can be trying, especially if the progress is slow and/or lengthy. Just keep this is mind...........every step forward your dad makes, that's one step closer he gets to returning to the way he was prior to this incident. Even something that seems small or insignificant (things most of us take for granted, like grasping a pencil and writing our name, or the ability to raise and lower your eyebrows) is a GIANT step in his road to recovery. It sounds weird, but seriously, think baby steps. Slow and steady progress will gradually help Dad regain the abilities he once had.

If you need *anything*, let me know. I worked in nursing for 2 years, and if there's anything I can help you with, I'd be glad to assist.

Tell dad everyone on TCCOA wishes him a complete recovery!

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Thanks for the kind words everyone. My dad is doing better, he's getting 2 hours of rehab a day and every time I visit him I see an improvement. His right arm and hand are waking up and his speech is coming around, but I would say it's 50% right now. He can talk, but a lot of the words don't make sense together. Also, his mentality seems more childlike now. He's not eating as much as he should, so he's losing weight which is good for him because he weighed almost 300 pounds. I just hope at some point I will get my old dad back. I loved talking to him and he would always talk about his kids, especially to his patients. I would meet a patient for the first time and they pretty much knew everything about me. He is such a proud dad.

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