What a weird/stressful whirlwind this past week has been.
To cut to the chase: When my parents were in Kauai last week, my dad passed out 6 times within a 24 hour period. And one of them was at the wheel as he was driving. Luckily my mom was in the passenger seat and jumped over to push his foot on the brakes in time. They hit a guardrail (not next to a drop off/cliff area thank god) but obviously it could have been so much worse. These episodes had happened once or twice in the past but he never thought anything of it. And after the first 3 episodes in Kauai he had gotten a ton of tests/scans done but he was sent home because they couldn’t find anything wrong. The next day after the next 3 times and the car incident, they finally figured it out and realized there was a signal that wasn’t being fired to his brain saying “hey we need to pump blood to the brain right now.” Therefore, he was life flighted out of Kauai that day to Honolulu to go into surgery. He now has a pacemaker in his chest and is 100% back to normal (ish). Still can’t drive alone for 2 weeks and a little lightheaded but that’s about it.
All I have to say is thank you, Universe, for giving all of us a little reality check and slap in the face reminding us that life is short and things happen that are out of our control all the time. Never take loved-ones for granted and never hesitate in telling them you love them. Things could have been so much worse and I’m so happy my dad is A-ok.
Besides that I had a nice little staycation by myself at home, worked quite a bit and upped my workout game because I’m going to Kauai on Sunday with my best friend!! So excited. #Homeawayfromhome