Monday, April 30, 2012

I have stress...

So today has been one of those days you just want to cry and let it all out...

My dad was admitted to the hospital on Saturday night for chest tightness...on Sunday they do a stress test and echo to see whats going on...they discover he has at least 3 clogged arteries and old damage (which means he has had a heart attack)...so today the Cardiologist decide that he needs a cath done and most likely heart bypass based off the pictures...so the cath him and they see 5 yes 5 clogged arteries. Enter the stress...

I'm at work getting this info from texts messages from my sister...I find my boss and let him know what is going on with my family because this is big (at least to me). I ask if I find coverage can I leave to be with my dad...I was told yes...I find coverage so I think I'm good. Well one of my co workers gets mad that I'm leaving and she isn't because she signed up to leave...First of all I have a family issue going on Second I found coverage for my shift its not like I'm just leaving. Ok well after getting called into the office for not looking in the book to see who wants to go home and get a lecture...I break down and call my sister (as I get all emotional again, darn hormones) she calms me down and I go above my immediate boss...I explain my side and was told hey you were both correct and wrong...I found coverage and would not have left had I not found it...she just wanted to not be at work anymore. Well I found out more info and its eating at me because I had to defend wanting to be with my dad in his time of need!!! Why is that wrong? I should not have to defend a family issue and leaving work if I found coverage!!!

Ok I'm done venting!!! Thanks for reading!!

3 comments:

Shanna said...

I am so sorry!! I know the feeling of being over emotional and you are totally justified!! My prayers are with you and your Dad! Love you!

Sailor Mom said...

First, I'm sorry to hear about your dad. I'm glad they caught the blockages and I hope any surgeries go well.

Second, you did the right thing. Your co-worker throwing a fit because she wanted off early, without finding coverage, is just petty. Even worse if she knew why you needed to leave early.

You can't fix stupid and you can't make people look past their own nose sometimes. I hope you are able to get sufficient time to be with and help your dad/family in this time of need.

Also, remember to take some time for you and your little one. You both will need some more "woosah".

Anna said...

That sounds so frustrating! I hope your dad is doing ok! We'll be praying for him!