Went and visited my dad at the hospital. It was nice to see him in his usual high spirits and talking to all his cop co-workers that came to visit. (Seriously though, 3-4 people arrived every like…hour. Mr. Popularity.)
The stroke didn’t effect his thinking, but he can’t move his left arm or stand on his left leg. His speech is a lot better than last night but still slurred, and his face a little bit droopy on the left.
He kept making fun of himself by lifting up his paralyzed arm with his right arm and saying, “Look! I’m handyman from that show In Living Color!” Then grinning like a doof. When my mum scolded him for making fun of a serious situation he just said, “Yeah, I know this is serious. This whole situation is really eye-opening, I’ll tell you that. But just because I’m a little handicapped for now doesn’t mean I can’t make fun of myself.”
Throughout the whole visit he spent it making his visitors laugh, and when I entered the room he asked me if I was okay being in a hospital. (Since he knows how severe my fear of them is, and pointed to where the trashcan is if I feel the urge to puke.)
He even told me he’s sorry that our plans to have me move in with him have been delayed, which I immediately told him not to worry about.
It looks like this situation has really made him want to start dieting, exercising, and throwing away his intake of alcohol.
It really hurt to see him so handicapped (especially since he’s such a prideful, strong, sort of guy), but the doctors are really confident that he’ll be able to get back on his feet within a few months or so, and with the right physical therapy.