Well, this time it’s not my father in the hospital.
It’s my mother.
And it’s very bad.
She’s had a stopped heart for at least three minutes this morning, and is suffering from not a true infarction, but a condition where part of the heart seems to have stopped beating, and responding to the SA node. The good news is that a patient that survives while this is happening can usually recover.
The bad news is that my mom has a whole lot of other problems going on. Biggest is that her lungs are filling with fluid, and she hasn’t been exchanging gases at all well. She’s on a respirator, and at one point they had to run it past the normal max. There have been some incremental improvements since then, but it’s slow, and we’re very much in a waiting game, now.
As for the title… I’ve begun working on doing something about my health. I have made a goal, recently, to make sure that I outlive my parents.
Be careful what you wish for.