“The right thing to do is not always the easiest thing to do. There may be some struggles and difficulties but in the end, you will be happy that you did what was right. If you are ever unsure of what to do, close your eyes, take a deep breath, and be still. In the stillness, all answers appear.” Paul Taubman
The day before I was leaving for a convention, I stopped over my dad’s house to make sure he had everything he needed. Something wasn’t right. He wasn’t glad to see me, and that was very unusual. This in itself would not be a reason to take my dad to the hospital, but I didn’t have a good feeling about it.
When I told the ER nurse that I thought my father was having another stroke, and the only symptom I could give the ER staff was that my dad wasn’t glad to see me, I could tell they thought I was blowing things out of proportion. However they did a CAT scan and performed all kinds of other tests to see what was going on.
Several hours later when the CAT scan results came back, they discovered that my dad had two mini strokes – one on each side. After his hospital stay, he moved into assisted living until he can be on his own. I am glad I listened to that little voice that kept telling me that something wasn’t right. I’m grateful that the medical staff took my “diagnosis” seriously, even with no real symptoms. Most of all, I am thankful that my dad is in good hands and he is safe.
Don’t ever doubt yourself when you feel something isn’t right. It really is better to be safe than sorry. And no one will ever fault you for caring for someone’s wellbeing too much.
PS – Going into the silence on a regular basis strengthens your ability to hear your inner guidance.