Posted by ridor9th on October 2, 2008
Back to the East Coast from San Francisco. Will divulge all information about what happened in Bay Area.
But right now, the priority is to be with my father who is currently in coma after sustaining a mild heart attack last Wednesday morning. Lots of visitors, VP calls, pages and emails to deal with people all across the country from people who admired and loved my father.
Be well and cheers,
Update: Dad is quite a fighter. He emerged from coma and is alert. He attempted to remove the tubes by himself. Had to restrain him from doing that. He kept on pointing at the bathroom door repeatedly. The nurses repeatedly told him to pee into the bedpan/tube-whatever-it-is, he seems to be determined to walk and pee on his own.
Initially, we thought the prognosis seems not to be good. In fact, they warned us that he could have a stroke or brain damage. But it appears that he is not afflicted with it which is good news.
Thanks for the emails, vlogs and comments as well as someone making a vlog about Dad on deafvideo.tv. I told Dad about this and he was quite surprised to receive the support from all over the country. You don’t know how many VP calls we had to endure in the last 48 hours.
Update II: My father, Billy C. Taylor, Senior, has died this morning at 10:16 AM EST at the age of 72. We are quite devastated about it. And since the death was preventable, the hospital will regret the day they stalled in providing the interpreters for four days prior to the heart attack. Of course, I’ll make sure that the hospital pays for its sins.