Please pray for my father, who was admitted to the hospital late last night.
A few weeks ago he thought he had sprained a muscle in his leg while running on a treadmill and he was on crutches for some time. Thinking it would heal itself up quickly enough, he refused to go see a doctor. As time went on, the pain began to spread up and into his torso and it got worse every day. Yesterday evening he was watching me do some driving practice when he told me he had to sit down because he felt like he would pass out if he didn't. He asked me to drive him to the ER but my mom did it instead. They notified us that they would be admitting him at around 11:30, thinking at the time that he just had a bad case of pneumonia and that it would be safer just to watch him for the night. My mom came home from the hospital at around 2:00 AM and told my sister that after dad was moved from the ER to the hospital, the doctors had found a blood clot, probably a pulmonary embolism, in his left lung. I heard the news when I got up this morning.
I don't yet know how serious this is, and I hope that we've caught it early enough that it can be healed. Still, by what I've read it seems like cases like this can be life-threatening, so any prayers you can offer for him are deeply appreciated.
Thank you all!