A scary day

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I received the most horrible phone call today from my sister, my father was in an ambulance on the way to the hospital, he had a heart attack. I felt my body sink when I got the call, like when an aircraft climbs to steep. I jumped in my car and drove to the hospital, my father were at the ER when I arrived and we had to sit and wait for almost two hours before we received any messages, that was torture. Finally a nurse came and filled us in, they had sent in a balloon and stent to clear the blockage. Later we were told that his heart’s rythm had become unstable and they had to use defibrillation. It was surreal listening to this, it is still sinking in.

It was extremely good to see his color come back while we were sitting at his bed, now hes in safe hands.

I am immensly grateful that everything turned out this well, now I cross my fingers that he won’t experience this again.. It was a scary day.


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Øyvind Lasse Høysæter

Born in 1971, fell in love with computing in 1983 because of Sinclair's masterpieces. Continued on the magic surrounding the C64, Amiga and moved to the PC world in 1990. Loves science fiction, programming, astronomy, my family and my job. (developer) :)

6 thoughts on “A scary day

  • 21 May 2009 at 0:56
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    Im so sorry to hear about your dad, I will keep him and your family in my prayers
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  • 21 May 2009 at 9:53
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    Sweet goodness. I am glad all went well in the end. Best wishes for you all and for him a speedy recovery!

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  • 21 May 2009 at 13:16
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    That’s a call I hope I never get.

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  • 21 May 2009 at 13:05
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    Thanks guys, I’m soon off to visit him. He had a few complications today but it turned out well. I’m so glad the world spent so much time researching heart-diseases, they’re experts.

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