...for my dad! He had a fainting spell in church today. He was taken to the hospital and has had a few tests, as he's had a pacemaker since 1983. So far, everything shows that he's fine. It might be a touch of Whatever Virus is Going Around. The doctor says if all the rest of the tests come up negative (which really is a positive thing) then he can be discharged in the morning.
I can't get there today: I'm over 2 hours away from there and flying solo this afternoon, so no one to chauffeur my kids who aren't at home at the moment. So I'm kind of feeling helpless.
UPDATE: they finally got him set up with a phone so I got to chat with my dad for a few minutes this evening. All indications at this point are that he has some kind of stomach-flu thing. He's on IV fluids and is not feeling well, but he's angry that he has to miss his class tomorrow (he's a college prof) and cranky because he can't be home. I made the strategic error of opining that if he's got a stomach flu, he's better where he is so he can stay on the IV and stay hydrated. He was not happy to hear my thoughts on that matter. My guess is, since he's moved from freaked out to cranky, it's not serious. Thank God!