Wednesday, September 5, 2012


At the beginning of June, my dad ended up in the hospital. He got home from selling a car and didn't feel good. Luckily, Dani, the nurse happened to be in town that day. She checked his pulse and couldn't find it, then checked his blood pressure and it was really low. She told him to go to the ER, but he wanted to lay down for a while. Finally, he decided he needed to go to the hospital, but he couldn't get up to go. So, Dani had to call 911 for an ambulance. I happened to be driving up to my parents house at this time and me and Miki saw the ambulance parked in front of the neighbors house. Miki thought it was a fire truck and wanted to go see it. So we started walking towards it. Then I noticed my dad coming out on a stretcher. That was a scary sight, since I had no clue what was going on. At the hospital, they put in a temporary pacemaker, so his heart would keep beating and then flew him to Tucson. He ended up having to much potassium in his system and it was killing him.
At the hospital in Safford

Getting ready to fly him to Tucson

My dad has always wanted to ride in a helicopter, just not this way!

Out of the ICU in Tucson.

He was able to come home a few days later and luckily didn't need a pacemaker like we all were thinking.


Carlie said...

I'm so glad everything turned out okay. That was so scary!

Green's said...

So scary! What a blessing to have a nurse in the family and home at the right time too!