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Author:  Ginny G.
E-mail:  ggnadt@att.net
Date:  8/30/2010 6:47:29 PM
Subject:  Thank you for your prayers and good thoughts
Message:  The neurologist still hasn't come through to see Dad yet. The hospitalist says Dad definitely has pneumonia and might have had a TIA-that's a transient ischemic attack, which has the symptoms of a stroke and can be a warning sign that you might be likely to have a stroke. Unfortunately, Dad can't take blood thinners because of serious stomach issues, and blood thinners are a typical treatment for preventing TIAs. There's another kind of med they might be able to give him if they think it's likely he had a TIA. He was going to have surgery on a herniated disc in his neck which is pressing on his spinal cord, and causing neck and arm pain. His surgery will have to be put off for at least a couple weeks after he recovers from the pneumonia. His arm is causing him a lot of pain.

Please keep praying, if you would.

 Prayers for my Dad by Ginny G.  at 8/30/2010 4:27:11 AM
 Re: Prayers for my Dad by Roisin at 8/30/2010 7:06:02 AM
 Re: Prayers for my Dad by Bill Smith  at 8/30/2010 8:07:52 AM
 Re: Prayers for my Dad by Bree Wilson Stone at 8/30/2010 8:30:40 AM
 Re: Prayers for my Dad by Karen Runk at 8/30/2010 10:02:40 AM
 Thank you for your prayers and good thoughts by Ginny G.  at 8/30/2010 6:47:29 PM
 Re: Prayers for my Dad by susie g at 9/3/2010 10:32:42 AM