Sunday, June 22, 2008

Scare of My Life

I'm serious. Last night, was one of the scariest, worst experiences of my life.

I was at my cousin's wedding banquet, making small talk and having some wine with dear old dad. We hadn't had too much to drink at that point, and had just started eating dinner. I'm not sure if it was the lack of food he had eaten that day, or hot weather we'd been having, lack of water, or what, but all of a sudden, he started choking and then his eyes rolled back in his head, he swayed over, fell out of his chair and onto the floor.

All I remember jumping out of my chair and falling onto the floor next to him, kneeling down, shaking him and yelling 'Dad!!!' When he wasn't waking up, I grabbed my phone and dialed 911.

By then a few other people had raced over and a few minutes later, he woke up. It took him a few seconds, and was unsure of where he was initially, but then he seemed ok. Sat back up, drank some water, and was telling everyone he was fine.

He was probably a little embarrassed and scared himself. My friends know me well enough to know that by now I was totally crying and the whole experience had started sinking in. Basically at every point during the night when someone came by to see how he was, I would start up again. I know. Way to go on keeping my composure huh?

My family is the most important thing to me and I don't know what I would if anything were to happen to any of them. So Dad...hope you hear me loud and clear. Take care of yourself!!

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