windwalker1066 (windwalker1066) wrote,

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Today Sucked big time

Today was one of the worst days of my life....

Today is the day that Dad died. At 2:50pm. June 11th 2009.

He had a massive heart attack last night (6/10) around 8:20pm.

I was in my room and heard him as he went into the bathroom and I heard him knock over something.
I called out to him to see if he was alright. I thought that he had slipped or something.
He didn't respond so I went in to make sure he was alright.
He was slumped over to the left, leaning on the heating system.
I pulled him upright while speaking loudly to him, but I didn't get any response and his muscles were all tensed up.
I then noticed that he wasen't breathing and tried to move him to the floor.
I got him off the toilet and on to the floor but I slipped and dropped him the last few inches onto the bathroom floor.
I yelled for Mom, who was down in the living room to call 911 and I started to perform CPR.
Mom got 911 on the phone and after giving them the house info, gave the phone to me so that the 911 operator could talk me through CPR and she (the operator) counted the compressions for me. 
The police arrived shortly (about 4 minutes according to the 911 operator) and they took over CRP.
The ambulance showed up about 2 minutes after the police and they started trying to get a breathing tube in.
He still wasn't breathing and they worked on him for a good 2 or 3 minutes an finally got the tube in, they started using it to breathe for him.
They took him down the stairs and out to the ambulance and Astra watched from under the bushes as they loaded him into the ambulance and left. 

I told mom I would go and I got the the hospital about 10 minutes after they did.  He was already in a treatment room of the ER and the doctors when they got him stableized (as much as they could) told me that there wasn't much hope and that he had been without oxygen for too long.  Even if he did come back he would be a vegetable.  They ran some tests, told me that they were moving him to the CICU.  I went up to the CICU waiting room and the nurse came to get me once he was up there and the machines and everything were set.

That was when they told me that he was brain dead and that Mom would have to come up give permission if we wanted to "pull the plug".

I had to come home and tell Mom that Dad was dead and that she had to go to the hospital in the morning and tell them to turn off the machines.


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