Your Walt Disney World Information Station
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 30
Prayers & Pixie Dust Discuss Will be gone for awhile in the General Discussions forums; I will be away from DWT for awhile. My DF (84) suffered cardiac arrest Wednesday PM. Through some kind of miracle he was at a meeting with an RN and ...
  1. #1
    Jiminy Cricket's Avatar
    Jiminy Cricket is offline Ultimate Park "Hopper"
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    1,015; 2 miles from WDW in Central Indiana; Windermere FL
    Posts
    4,702

    Unhappy Will be gone for awhile

    I will be away from DWT for awhile. My DF (84) suffered cardiac arrest Wednesday PM. Through some kind of miracle he was at a meeting with an RN and firefighter, They gave him CPR until paramedics arrived. He had to be shocked three times to bring him back. Had pacemaker and defib inplanted Friday AM and all was well until the evening and had episode where defib shocked him 23 times in a row to restore normal beat. Nurses in the CVU had never seen anyone survive that many shocks. His cardiologist said he only has 20%, at most, of heart function left. Prognosis is not good, but he is eating and talking normally most of the time.

    Came home today (120 miles from the folks) to get clean clothes, etc, as DW and I will be caring for DM until we know what is what starting tomorrow. She (83 next Saturday) has dementia and is beside herself, even though she is not sure who is sick, and the seriousness of the situation. I have not had over a few hours of sleep since. Now have to find a facility that will take them bought and provide the care they need. Thankfully, we have a wonderful family and all are doing what they can.

    Please keep us all in your thoughts and prayers. I know I can count on my extended DWT family.
    Lord High Keeper of the Knowledge of Right and Wrong, Counselor in Moments of Temptation, and Guide along the Straight and Narrow Path and Oldest Active DWT/WDW Radio Member

    DL: 1955* (1); WDW: 1977* (2), 1980* (2), 1985* (3), 1989* (3), 1996 (ASMu-3), 1999 (ASMo-3), 2000 (ASMu-2/PO-2), 2001 (ASMu-5), 2002 (ASMu-5), 2003 (ASMo-5), 2004* (8), 2004 (ASMo-8), 2005 (PC-10), 2006* (15), 2007* (20), 2008* (22), 2009* (26), 2010* (27), 2011* (32), 2012* (39), 2013* (36), 2013* (15), 2013* (9), 2013* (13), 2014* (40) Total Trips/Days = 26/353

    *Off Property

  2. #2
    vixen101485's Avatar
    vixen101485 is offline Queen of the Swaps, bow before me
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Posts
    5,948
    So sorry to hear that news JC...We will keep you and your family in our thots. Take care HUGS

  3. #3
    Kellie19891992's Avatar
    Kellie19891992 is offline Annual Passholder
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    6/7/2004 = 7 years of WDW Radio fun
    Posts
    2,613
    Take care of yourself. An sending pixie dust and thoughts

  4. #4
    iwannabeminnie's Avatar
    iwannabeminnie is offline I'm old! I'm like the cryptkeeper!
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    Berne, IN
    Posts
    8,104
    Very sorry to hear about your father JC. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  5. #5
    shadesofgreen96's Avatar
    shadesofgreen96 is offline Don't ask me O_o
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Somewhere there in between insanity and crazyness..
    Posts
    1,039
    Prayers and pixie dust!
    ~*Shadesofgreen96*~



    I believe
    I believe in believing - until my very last minute of truth , I don't give up . even when it will be hard to see it through
    I will go on
    I will go on , no matter what , still dedicated all the way through
    I'll live my dreams the same way I do my life , by taking one step at a time

  6. #6
    kylewhit89's Avatar
    kylewhit89 is offline Annual Passholder
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Posts
    3,655
    Quote Originally Posted by Jiminy Cricket View Post
    I will be away from DWT for awhile. My DF (84) suffered cardiac arrest Wednesday PM. Through some kind of miracle he was at a meeting with an RN and firefighter, They gave him CPR until paramedics arrived. He had to be shocked three times to bring him back. Had pacemaker and defib inplanted Friday AM and all was well until the evening and had episode where defib shocked him 23 times in a row to restore normal beat. Nurses in the CVU had never seen anyone survive that many shocks. His cardiologist said he only has 20%, at most, of heart function left. Prognosis is not good, but he is eating and talking normally most of the time.

    Came home today (120 miles from the folks) to get clean clothes, etc, as DW and I will be caring for DM until we know what is what starting tomorrow. She (83 next Saturday) has dementia and is beside herself, even though she is not sure who is sick, and the seriousness of the situation. I have not had over a few hours of sleep since. Now have to find a facility that will take them bought and provide the care they need. Thankfully, we have a wonderful family and all are doing what they can.

    Please keep us all in your thoughts and prayers. I know I can count on my extended DWT family.
    u will be on my list for prayers!
    Around here, however, we don't look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things... and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths. - Walt Disney



  7. #7
    Jiminy Cricket's Avatar
    Jiminy Cricket is offline Ultimate Park "Hopper"
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    1,015; 2 miles from WDW in Central Indiana; Windermere FL
    Posts
    4,702
    Thanx everyone for your thoughtful replies. You're a grrreat bunch of people.

    P.S. While most of you are still young (except for a few of us old timers who I will not mention), it is not too early to have a Living Will. My DF did not have one and in retrospect he wishes he had, as he is now second guessing his decision to have the device implanted. We are all terrified at the thought that he may have to make the decision to have the doctor turn it off at some point to end his pain and life.
    Lord High Keeper of the Knowledge of Right and Wrong, Counselor in Moments of Temptation, and Guide along the Straight and Narrow Path and Oldest Active DWT/WDW Radio Member

    DL: 1955* (1); WDW: 1977* (2), 1980* (2), 1985* (3), 1989* (3), 1996 (ASMu-3), 1999 (ASMo-3), 2000 (ASMu-2/PO-2), 2001 (ASMu-5), 2002 (ASMu-5), 2003 (ASMo-5), 2004* (8), 2004 (ASMo-8), 2005 (PC-10), 2006* (15), 2007* (20), 2008* (22), 2009* (26), 2010* (27), 2011* (32), 2012* (39), 2013* (36), 2013* (15), 2013* (9), 2013* (13), 2014* (40) Total Trips/Days = 26/353

    *Off Property

  8. #8
    ToddBreakey's Avatar
    ToddBreakey is offline Fastpass Holder
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    Raleigh, NC
    Posts
    722
    JC, I'm so sorry to hear about your DF. You guys are in my prayers.
    "You shouldn't play leapfrog with a porcupine. You might get hurt." - Eliza Breakey, Age 4

    I HATE being back in the real world!!!!




  9. #9
    GIOny's Avatar
    GIOny is offline Premium Annual Passholder
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    ny
    Posts
    6,885
    Prayers and pixie dust go out to you and your family.
    It's kind of fun to do the impossible!















  10. #10
    HappyDznyCamper's Avatar
    HappyDznyCamper is offline Annual Passholder
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Knoxville, TN
    Posts
    1,103
    Prayers and pixie dust from our family.
    Maggie

  11. #11
    disneydame2004's Avatar
    disneydame2004 is offline Celebrate Everyday!
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Long Island, NY
    Posts
    5,677
    You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers as well, JC.
    -Pat (Disneydame2004)
    Dream Team Auction Coordinator




    Help make a child smile! Dream Team Project Firstgiving Page

  12. #12
    magikindom's Avatar
    magikindom is offline It's Yeti time!
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    On the Skyway!!
    Posts
    430
    You and your family will be in my thougts and prayers
    I'm only happy in Disney World
    I am still a proud pod person
    Keep on babbeling

  13. #13
    mini-V's Avatar
    mini-V is offline Home at last near Mickey!
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Mickey's backyard
    Posts
    8,966
    My mom is 91 and just under went pacemaker surgery about a month ago. I can understand some of the problems you are encountering. I will keep you all in my prayers. You are correct in reminding people to have all your ducks in a row, even if you are young, and make sure members of your family and friend know what you're wishes are so that medical staff know that you have made plans.
    mini-V What will you celebrate?

    Adult daycare for the kid inside you.

  14. #14
    disneylady's Avatar
    disneylady is offline REMEMBERING THE MAGIC
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    ENGLAND UK
    Posts
    2,202
    I will say a prayer for you & your family...you,re in our thoughts

    I Belle
    Maggie



  15. #15
    ChipNDale's Avatar
    ChipNDale is offline Yeah, my Rubber Duck wears a Tiara FCOL!
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    CANNON BALLŪ
    Posts
    21,075
    JC, You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers and I hope for the best in this situation for your family. I know it is hard, but just know the Big Guy upstairs will never give you more than you can handle! Take care and try to get some rest..
    WHAFTFCOL now who wants a cookie!?!
    Copy Right of S&B LLC.
    SITTM... We have an App for that!

    Yeah, I like Ninja Rubber Duckies FCOL!

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •