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Bad news about my dad

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by matthewfoote, Jun 3, 2004.

  1. I have just had a phone call to say that my dad has had a heart attack and then while in hospital a bad stroke. It does not look good and he has deteriorated quite a lot.

    I am just about to go and visit him for what could be the last time so your thoughts for my family and I would be appreciated.

    It will be a 6 hour round trip for us so we are hoping that the roads will be kind to us.


  2. Jeremy_X


    Jan 29, 2002
    I will pray for you and your family.
  3. Matthew, you and your father are in my thoughts and prayers.
    I hope that knowing your online family does care, offers comfort.

  4. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    matthew, that's truly horrible. remember to be careful while you travel - these kinds of things can be quite distracting while driving.

    your family will be in my thoughts. :(
  5. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta (Grant Park!)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    Oh man, I just went through that 3 years ago with my dad, but sans the stroke. I'm praying for your familiy.
  6. DaveBeny


    Mar 22, 2000
    London, UK
    All the best to your father, you, and the rest of your family Matthew.
  7. Matthew - definitely keeping you in my prayers just now. Hang in there.
  8. McHack


    Jul 29, 2003
    Central Ohio!
    Keep a positive outlook! My dad was diagnosed w/ lung cancer when I was 15, & had his whole left lung removed, & that was is 1979, I think.

    25 YEARS later, I lost my dad... This past summer actually. The cause? Excessive alcohol use (liver issues) , old age, & walkin around for 25 years, w/ just one lung & an f'd up liver!

    My point is this. Sure it seems REALLY bad right now. But, keep positive,,, MAKE OTHERS be positive... People recover from these sorts of things all the time.
  9. levijames


    May 29, 2004
    I'll pray for your family-my father has had many heart attacks,by-pass,the works.He is operating just fine on 30 percent of his heart-so dont give up hope!
  10. Fo' Shizzle

    Fo' Shizzle

    Aug 28, 2003
    I'm thinking about you Matt..........

    Take this in the spirit it's intended. If there's something that needs to be said, say it. Don't wait.

    Be strong for your family.

  11. My thoughts are with you. Lost my dad last year, didn't get the chance to see him one last time. I feel for you - be strong.
  12. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Supporting Member

    My thoughts and prayers are with you, Matthew. Sorry to hear about your Dad.
  13. keb


    Mar 30, 2004
    I'm very close to my dad, and have had a couple scary moments myself. My thoughts are definitely with you.
  14. My prayers are out to you and your dad & family, Matthew.

    I lost my dad 26 years ago. If you ever need to talk...

    Mike :(

    MAJOR METAL The Beagle Father Staff Member Supporting Member


    I will offer up your Dad and you tommorow at Holy Mass.
  16. lbanks


    Jul 17, 2003
    Ennui, IN USA
    Our prayers to you...
  17. Guys

    Thanks for your thoughts and prayers concerning my dad.

    We had a good trip to London to see him and whilst we were at his bed side he was lucid, able to recognise us and also take in questions and give yes/no answers.

    We had a good time with him and I will be going up again to see him for a couple of days later this week.

    As far as prognosis goes, it is still not very good but ultimately it is in God's hands not mine.

    Thanks once again for your support it has been appreciated.

  18. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Supporting Member

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Hang in there, Matthew.
  19. nanook


    Feb 9, 2000
    Hang tuff & think positive. It will be a help to him to have you there.
  20. Yogi Bear

    Yogi Bear

    Aug 14, 2000
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.