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My father has had a setback. My family had noticed over the weekend when we were visiting that his speech seemed not quite right – he would get the beginning of a sentence right, but the end of the sentence would be babble, and he seemed to be struggling for his words. The speech therapist said the same thing, and she concluded he might have had another stroke. He was moved from the rehab center where he is now to the regular part of the hospital for testing and evaluation. They’re then going to conclude whether he’s well enough to go back to the rehab – it looks now like a second stroke didn’t happen, but the effects of the first one might have gotten worse.

Needless to say, he’s not coming home tomorrow as originally planned, and having him home for Christmas is now in serious doubt. We have to see what the doctors say. My family agreed that regardless, we’re still going to have at least something of a Christmas – even if we have to bring part of it to the hospital.

As of yesterday, this has gone on for a month. I’ve gone to the hospital every single day of the last 30 except one – my brother went instead the day my father was transferred from the first hospital to the rehab. Thank God for fandom, fanfiction, LiveJournal and Tumblr – that’s what’s held me together through all this.

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ldybastet
Dec. 18th, 2012 03:41 pm (UTC)
Oh no, I'm so sorry! *hugs* Urgh, having parents in hospital is really scary and heavy, I know. :( But yes, bring Christmas to him if he can't come join you!!! <3

I hope he'll go back to getting better soon!
golden_kimono
Dec. 18th, 2012 05:01 pm (UTC)
I already commented on your Tumblr post about this, but I'd just like to say how again how sorry I am to hear this. :( I hope he'll manage to be home for Christmas, but if not: hopefully you can celebrate it together somehow anyway.

Strokes are such awful things. Fingers crossed that your dad will be fine in the new year, at least, and will never have to go through this again.
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coffee_nosesock
Dec. 19th, 2012 06:47 am (UTC)
Love you! Keep your chin up!
venomousliberty
Dec. 19th, 2012 08:23 pm (UTC)
I honestly don't know what to say or do but wish for your dad's recovery. Please continue being strong. *hugs*
toxic_duckybear
Dec. 20th, 2012 07:14 am (UTC)
I'm so sorry to hear that. Stay strong <3
I'm sure your dad will be better soon, just hope for the best. Maybe for Christmas you could ask them whether you can take him home for a day?
insipidthought
Dec. 21st, 2012 04:15 am (UTC)
I love your fics - especially the Kai ones. I will pray for you. Be strong, hang on and things will definitely get better soon. Take care!
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