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Oct. 27th, 2004


Was informed late evening yesterday by my sis that bro was driving dad to the hospital.. Dad was at the factory moving some of his stuff about and he felt pain in his legs and subsequent numbness and weakness in them...My uncle (it's a family business) saw that he didn't look good and quickly called my brother up to see if he could go over to the office to check on him. Bro on seeing that dad was really in a bad shape brought him to the hospital immediately.

Apparently, dad was involved in a car accident the day before..A taxi had swerved into the lane of the car in front of him and the latter couldn't stop in time and so he hit the taxi which led to a chain reaction..Dad couldn't react in time too so his car also ended up hitting that car in front & another car crashed into his car from behind. Not surprisingly, his car was pretty bashed up.. Dad claimed he felt okay after the accident..that he wasn't hurt at all so he didn't even bother to inform us about it. jeez..

According to the staff nurse, the doctor had done a CT scan and said that it was likely that dad had a minor motor stroke that had led to the transient weakness of his limbs. We still aren't sure whether the accident he had was associated to it at all..We haven't been able to talk to the doctor at all even though we'd asked repeatedly to see him so we can't be sure..Would have to be down at the hospital early tomorrow so that we can get the opportunity to see him.

When I saw dad at the observation ward yesterday night, it just hit me suddenly how much my dad had aged..He looked so pale and frail lying on the bed..and he didn't recognise me initially when I spoke to him...He said that his legs felt numb & he had problems moving them..but at least his voice was still strong and could even joke with me and asked about his grandson..

Saw him today and he looked so much better, much to our relief. He was even able to stand up and walk about..though very tentatively. His limbs were still hurting and he wasn't happy that the doctor didn't divulge much about his condition. His main concern though seemed to be in getting his insurance claims done..which my bro managed to settle..

I was at Annydaynema's place yesterday evening when my sis called me and as hubby had his lasik surgery yesterday, he was at home resting and was in no condition to drive to the hospital.. Though I wanted to grab a cab to the hospital, several pple insisted on sending me there even though they'd just reached Anny's place not long ago. Sharon nining, tell Jonathan thanks for the car-ride. Really appreciate it u guys.. And also thanks to those who had smsed me and queried about his condition..He's much better now..Will know more about his condition tomorrow after we speak to his doctor..


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carolinalim
Oct. 27th, 2004 08:14 am (UTC)
Hope your dad is well by now. Gosh didnt know it was that bad. Will pray for his recovery. Do take care

angeliatay
Oct. 27th, 2004 08:17 am (UTC)
thanks..when i met u at 7-11, i was actually buying the New Paper for him coz he was bored at the hospital..was actually looking at the magazine section to see whether i could get something else for him to read when we 'saw' each other..
ellcrius
Oct. 27th, 2004 08:20 am (UTC)

Hope your dad is better now... take care, all of you, yeah? :)
angeliatay
Oct. 28th, 2004 12:23 am (UTC)
thanks..he is much better now :)
cottontimer
Oct. 27th, 2004 08:26 am (UTC)
Hope your dad and hubby both get well soon!
angeliatay
Oct. 28th, 2004 12:23 am (UTC)
hubby is happy with his new vision now..
dad should b fine too.thanks :)
uniclycommon
Oct. 27th, 2004 08:29 am (UTC)
Hope your dad gets well soon!
angeliatay
Oct. 28th, 2004 11:12 pm (UTC)
his condition has improved alot and has been discharged..thanks :)
swimzguy
Oct. 27th, 2004 08:35 am (UTC)
sorry to know tat.. hope your dad will get well soon..
angeliatay
Oct. 28th, 2004 11:13 pm (UTC)
he's fine now..discharged from hospital already..:) thanks..

hmm..u heard rite..most like the early part of next week.i suspect im not on the list *sigh* .bleah..
happyqile
Oct. 27th, 2004 08:40 am (UTC)
hope your daddy will recover fine and well. my dad had a stroke too in July 2002 but had refused to go to the hospital coz he didn't want to trouble anyone at 1am in the morning! thankfully he survived and recovered and was walking by the time Qile was born. take care, lmk if u need any info on stroke.
angeliatay
Oct. 27th, 2004 09:10 am (UTC)
i'd spent the afternoon googling on strokes..and finding out its causes and the difference between a motor stroke and a sensory stroke..will probably ask the doctor more abt it tomm but if i do want more info, i'll definitely ask u..thanks!
buzz_cut
Oct. 27th, 2004 09:08 am (UTC)
Man, I hate those reckless and inconsiderate taxi drivers! Road menaces! Anyway, glad to hear your dad's feeling better. You take care too, babe.
angeliatay
Oct. 27th, 2004 10:06 pm (UTC)
yeah..some of the taxi drivers can be truly reckless..tho to be fair, it is true at times that their passengers can b very demanding at times too..
ickleoriental
Oct. 27th, 2004 09:42 am (UTC)
oh dear.. hope daddy feels better soon x
angeliatay
Oct. 28th, 2004 12:24 am (UTC)
he's much better compared to 2 days ago..
thanks :)
makeupmag
Oct. 27th, 2004 10:13 am (UTC)
HUGS Angelia and all the best to your daddy.
angeliatay
Oct. 28th, 2004 11:13 pm (UTC)
thanks :) he's better n has been discharged already.
ashleyneo
Oct. 27th, 2004 10:15 am (UTC)
Hugs and more hugs I really feel bad when I realise how serious it is. Let me know if you need any help. I do my part. Take care.
angeliatay
Oct. 28th, 2004 12:25 am (UTC)
eh nothing to feel bad about..there's nothing u can do too right..
nhadau43
Oct. 27th, 2004 10:52 am (UTC)
OMGness! I hope everything will be okay with ur dad. Make sure you keep us updated with his progress.
angeliatay
Oct. 28th, 2004 11:14 pm (UTC)
he's better now..need physio but either than that, he's fine..discharged already..
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angeliatay
Oct. 28th, 2004 11:15 pm (UTC)
he's better now..doct deemed him well enough to be discharged..thanks :)
urbanpunk
Oct. 27th, 2004 04:16 pm (UTC)
awww no =(
hope your dad gets well soon hun!
<3
angeliatay
Oct. 28th, 2004 12:25 am (UTC)
he's better already..appreciate it :)
miyoku
Oct. 27th, 2004 05:08 pm (UTC)
*HUGS* for you and your family! glad your dad's ok now and in much better condition :)
angeliatay
Oct. 28th, 2004 11:10 pm (UTC)
thanks dear..his condition is much better now and has been discharged :)
terminalcase42
Oct. 27th, 2004 05:43 pm (UTC)
I have a very elderly dad, so I know how you must be feeling. I just took my dad to the hospital recently to have a lump in his neck analysed. Thankfully, it was benign.

Take care, and all the best to your dad. Hope he feels better soon.
angeliatay
Oct. 28th, 2004 12:27 am (UTC)
yeah..and we have to accept that our parents are growing old and no longer as healthy n independent anymore..

thanks dear..he is much better now..should b discharged soon.
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