So my parents are in their mid 80s, neither in robust health. My dad has had heart disease for 50 years and was told to get his affairs in order in 1974. He’s fought the odds and outlived many peers but it’s not in his favour now.
He’s been sick since returning from Florida in March with a nagging bug which complicates heart failure and fluid retention but thankfully no Covid. He’s been in the hospital once in June but has continued to feel weak. Last night he fell and my brother and I came over to get him and get him to the hospital.
He didn’t want an ambulance since he wanted to be taken to the hospital where his cardiologist works so we drove him down and I was allowed to stay until he was admitted. He spent the night in the ER and is now in the cardiac care unit which does allow visitors.
My brother drove my mom to the hospital and I picked her up and brought her to my place for dinner now that we have practically blown our bubble wide open - I had not been within touching distance of my parents since the last time they left for Florida in February.
With lack of sleep and the stress my mother started shaking uncontrollably at dinner and on the drive home vomited multiple times. I’ve now gotten her in bed and will sleep on the couch here tonight.
I’ve never been this worried about both of them at the same time. Normally only one of them is seriously ill at once. I’m not sure if my dad is going to pull out of this one, and I’m not sure how my mom will do without him after more than 60 years.
Just needed to vent, thanks for listening.