Tracy's Nest

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Update on Pappy's condition

Thank u so much for everyone's concern over Pappy's condition.

So many friends had so many suggestions - go for tests, check-ups and some even advised him to go and 'pray pray' cos this happens to be the 7th lunar month (ghosts' month) for fear dat he might have 'bumped into' some 'dirty things' up the hill.

He went thru 2 ECG's (electrocardiogram), blood, urine tests and found nothing was wrong with him.

After much persuasion and not to waste time any more, he finally went for a more thorough check-up in Tong Shin hospital. He was 'forced' to go by his youngest brother and sister. I did advise him but he was like 'turning a deaf ear' to me and 'dilly dallying', so I had to text his brother and sister for help.

His heart and lungs (and whatever) were x-rayed and results were - there was nothing wrong with him! And there were no blockages of air passages as suspected earlier. The specialist finally found out what was wrong with Pappy. He was over-stressed and had, what was termed as, a PANIC ATTACK! I later checked from the website for panic attack/panic disorder -
here. He had ALL (not one less) of the symptoms!

The doctor gave him 'Xanax' (anti-anxiety medicine) for a week. I know what Xanax's for cos I took those pills when I had post-natal blues. His next appointment will be in a week's time. If his condition is still the same, he will need to see a psychiatrist! *crossing my fingers, toes, hairs* I've oredi advised him to relax and forcing him to bed, latest, by 11 p.m. (he normally goes to bed at about 1 a.m. becos of his work).

Praying and hoping everything will be alrite.

p/s: To Ah Bun (BIL) and Janice (SIL),
Thank u so much for heping in advising Pappy. Janice, thank u so much for lending ur chauffeur to drive ur brother to Tong Shin hospital. Actually, I did not wish to worry u, Auntie Ma or Ah Bun but I felt dat I had to inform u all as u are Pappy's closest family.


At Thu Sep 10, 08:06:00 PM, Blogger Magictree said...

Good to be able to pin-point the cause. give him a lot of stress is it? Just kidding...

At Thu Sep 10, 09:51:00 PM, Blogger Tracy said...

U think so too ah, Magictree? *heehee*

At Fri Sep 11, 11:48:00 AM, Blogger michelle@mybabybay said...

Time for him and you to take a vacation. Find out when is he so stress.

My hubby also stress until one eye cannot see.

At Sun Sep 13, 01:46:00 AM, Blogger laundryamah said...

gosh this goes to show us what stress can do to us. glad that ur hubs is in good hands. yea agree with michelle that u guys need to go for a vacation...take it easy..enjoy life. take care ya..

At Mon Sep 14, 10:18:00 AM, Blogger mumsgather said...

Poor Pappy. He must be really stressed up. Good thing there is nothing physically wrong with him. Panic attack is not easy to deal with but at least its not more worrying like a heart attack or stroke yah. Take care. I'll have Pappy in my prayers.

At Tue Sep 15, 02:15:00 AM, Blogger slavemom said...

Yeah... must really learn to relax. Hope ur hubby's condition has improved a lot.

At Tue Sep 15, 11:01:00 AM, Blogger Tracy said...

Michelle - Vacation? Tell u hor, if I go on vacation I will be the one who will stress when we come back.

When it comes to work, sometimes just cannot be controlled, clients will always be 'chasing' for their work to be done. No choice, it's always the case in printing line. We're 'striking out' some of the 'bad' clients and slowly sorting things out.

Amah -Ya ya, maybe we really need to relax. I feel like going on a tour with Pappy but cannot bear the idea of leaving Des behind leh.

Mumsgather -Thank u, thank u. He'll be checking with his doc on his next visit to see whether this 'panic attack' would lead to stroke or heart attack. So scary.

Ginie -Sometimes it's easier said than done but we're trying our best to take things easy.

At Tue Sep 15, 03:02:00 PM, Blogger Jacss said...

gosh tracy, after yr vomit saga, now pappy's turn. good that u guys managed to nail the root of the problems & at least can head on the right direction in recovery!!
life really shdn't be so stressful...not worth not worth, afterall, one has got beloved ones to care...pls remind him :D
good luck ya

At Wed Sep 16, 10:12:00 AM, Blogger coffeesncookies said...

lack of sleep and stress do cause panic attacks, I think Pappy was trying to destress by going out for a walk on the hills but suddenly the environment n situation was out of his control.
Sleep well, rest well !

At Thu Sep 17, 09:46:00 AM, Blogger Tracy said...

Jacss - Yes, yes, God bless dat we're ok.

True dat life shouldn't be so stressful ... we're trying our best to 'fong soong' and hope we can do so.

Coffeesncookies - Now we've found out the cause, we're trying to deal with it. Maybe he thinks he still he's 18 22 gua. *heehee*


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