I’ve always been a daddy’s girl. He’s my hero. Always. He’s like Sir Galahad who was known as the perfect knight. He has proven yet again that he’s indeed a knight this past few days. This last little bit over a week or so has been very tough for us as my mother, who is usually the life of the family, has been acting a bit odd and distant. She also has been scaring both my father and me. I started noticing a problem on the Sunday before last. I asked her on the phone what was going on and she said she thought her new medication was making her woozy.
Things got worse over the week and she seemed at times not to know where she was. She was out of it at my son’s graduation. Seemed lost. My dad tried to get her to the doctor but she wouldn’t go. My aunt who is an RN came down for my son’s graduation party and I asked her if she thought my mom had had a stroke and she said maybe. She agreed something was wrong. Well, dad got her to the doctor by force and indeed she has had a stroke. Interestingly, it seemed to get worse once she got to the doctor. She now can’t use her left hand and can barely make a sentence. Her mouth and face are also affected.
I’m wondering if they could’ve prevented this had she gone in sooner. My dad tried and tried to help her. He’s always been a rock and been there for her and I can see how good he’s taking care of her right now. I think he’s super awesome and I’m blessed to have him for my father. I hope and pray my mom will be okay with the speech and physical therapies but I know even if she has a long row to hoe, her personal Sir Galahad will be there for her.