Got home from work today at 5pm and the telephone rang. It was someone who is attending the conference in Vegas with Dad this week. Seems Dad got light-headed at lunch and almost passed out. Jeff said they decided to take him to the hospital because he still seemed to be disoriented. I talked to Dad a bit and he could talk, just sounded exhausted. I asked him if he wanted me to call a friend and see if I can get a non-rev ticket for american, since she works for them. Dad said that it wasnt necessary and that he'll give me a call as soon as he gets out. Just talked to Jeff again a few minutes ago, they are still waiting for a doctor to check him out. A nurse did show up and got him into a bed so he could lay down.
So now I get to sit here and wonder what is going on while Dad is laying in a hospital bed. I am glad that Jeff is there with him. And also, that Jeff is keeping me updated with what is going on.
Update on Dad 21:56 Jeff just called. Said that the doctor finally showed up. All of the tests that they ran came back negative. But he is still a little lightheaded. Doctor wants to keep him over night for observation. I guess I can get some sleep tonight.
Doctor just came back into the room. they took another blood sample and took a urine sample. the urine sample showed a high dose of valium in his system, which the doctor said would explain all of his symptoms. So now Dad is trying to figure out how it got into his system, since he hasnt been drinking. and since 6am this morning, all he had was the buffet at breakfast, and a midmorning snack, before he almost passed out at lunch today.
and they are releasing him so he can get back to the conference.