My dad has been in the hospital since Wednesday. He had a mild heart attack at his doctors appointment with his heart specialist. Talk about timing….I teased my dad about it. He has some very odd luck. My 16 year old niece was with him at the time, and luckily she has been prepared for these situations. I got her and my other niece enrolled in an internship at my hospital. They’ve been doing rounds in my hospital since the fall. She is currently doing rounds in the ER. I am so glad that she was there with my dad when he got taken in. They recognized her, and linked her to me and have been taking amazing care of my dad. I feel so blessed to have such wonderful coworkers. I called the night ultrasound tech to have him go and give my dad a blessing. He did, and even sat with my dad and explained things to him, cause he had the same problems a few weeks ago and ended up in the ER himself. I had even gone down to Vegas to cover for him. So for him to take the time on a busy night, made all the difference in the world. My dad is from Germany, English is his second language, so his communication can be a bit limited sometimes. Although my dad will never admit that.
Anyways, I was ready to head down to Vegas but my dad wanted me to stay in Salt Lake to take care of a few things. One of my nieces is headed up this week to check out schools up here. She spent her first year of college in St. George, but it isn’t working out. So I am preparing for her to come live with me and go to school up here. I am gonna need to get a bigger place, but that can be arranged later. I am very excited for this. I think it will be good for her. I’m not quite sure how this will all work out, but I hope it does.
I am off to Vegas next week. I am not sure how long I will be there. I found out today that my dad needs a heart bypass surgery. He will be out of work for quite awhile. I have control of the finances, but without a miracle, my parents will be losing their house. I am heartbroken. I’m sure that not having that huge house payment would be a weight lifted from their shoulders. I just wish there was more I could do. I might be able to pay their bills, but that would mean 3 months away from them and everyone. If certain things were to fall in place it may work, but that is a small possibility. We’ll see how this plays out.
I was so hopeful for my future in Salt Lake. I just got accepted to Weber, my niece is moving there, and I just applied for a part time ultrasound position this morning. But now….I just don’t know.
Right now, all I want is my dad.