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Previous Entry Dad update Oct. 27th, 2009 @ 12:06 pm Next Entry
First of all, thank you for all the messages.

After the phone threat last week, my dad went to the hospital.
They did multiple tests and gave him several prescriptions, or so my mum says.
Basically, he lacks a lot of vitamins, has high blood pressure, and...should he choose to continue the course he is on and not stop drinking...the doctors suggested that he will probably go the same way as his brother.

I guess all good news must come with bad news as well.

My mum is optimistic and I want to be... however, it is hard when the voice on the other end of the line sounds weaker than usual.
I hope he does take this opportunity to improve his health and put down the bottle, but my dad has said -on multiple occasions throughout my life- that he wants to die.

It's sad. All of my students know that my parents are fairly young (both are 47) and yet, I feel many of my students at age 60 plus are far more youthful.
It's like he just quit living over the last few years.
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Date:October 27th, 2009 12:50 pm (UTC)
Also good to hear that your dad got checked out. I think valrus is right that he should probably be evaluated for depression, but I know that you probably realize this and that, given environment we both come from, it is like asking the cure for cancer to rain down from the sky. You take what you can get a little at a time. I hope it all works out alright.

Miss you. Thanks for finally friending me on Facebook.

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