Sunday, March 2, 2008

Update on my dad

A quick update on my dad. After having a stroke on January 31, 2008, and a good family friend passing away a few days later, I'm happy to say that my dad has come home. After being in the hospital for about three weeks and catching the virus that caused the hospital to be locked down (meaning that he had no visitors for 10 days right after Bill K passed away), he was discharged because the virus had another breakout. Last weekend was a little scary, his blood sugar levels were way up, and his blood pressure was too high. My mom tried to reach a doctor but no one was available (the Canadian health care system for you). My folks finally got to a doctor on Wednesday and it turns out that he had the wrong prescription for his diabetes. Once the prescription was straightened out, he started to feel better. It will take several weeks for him to really feel the full impact of the medication but I can hear it in his voice already. He is starting to do much better. One more good thing, he can talk like his old self, fortunately the stroke only affected his balance which he is working on correcting. To everyone that contacted me, thank you very much for your thoughts, concerns, and comments. Dad - its great to have you back home, I love you very much!

8 comments:

Joe Attardi said...

Chris --

I remember reading about what happened a while back. Glad to hear your dad is doing better!

Chris Maki said...

Hi Joe

Thanks very much, I appreciate it.

Chris

IRGeek said...

Hi Chris,

Found your site via your fantastic JPA 101 book. Let me first say I wish only the best for you and your father. My Dad also had a stroke 2 years ago. Fortunately it was a reasonably mild one, but his and our lives were changed forever because of it. If your Dad is as stubborn as mine, you may have some frustrating moments trying to get him to accept that there may be some things he just can't do on his own anymore. I'd say that's been the toughest part, especially for my Mom. Anyways, just keep loving him and hopefully everything will work out. If you feel you can benefit from my experiences with my own Dad, I am happy to try to help u out.

On a lighter note, the reason I came here was to let you know how much I have enjoyed your JPA 101 text. I had to learn about JPA in a hurry and had I not found your book some months ago I would have been screwed. I go back to it often and I recommend it to anyone who asks me about my experiences with JPA. Hopefully you will continue to release new editions as warranted.

Good luck and thx again for a great book!

Chris Maki said...

Hi irgeek

Thank you very much! Thanks for the kind words about my Dad. I would agree that our lives are changed because of the stroke as well.

I'd also like to say Thanks for the comments about JPA 101. That made my day!

Chris

Anonymous said...

Hello cris,
I bought your book jpa 101 explained.
Can you tell me where I can find the book source code to download?
I don't find it on sourcebeat.com
Thank you,
kwame.
PS:(I have the same problem with the book: The Spring Primer)

kwame said...

Hello cris,
I bought your book jpa 101 explained.
Can you tell me where I can find the book source code to download?
I don't find it on sourcebeat.com
Thank you,
kwame.
PS:(I have the same problem with the book: The Spring Primer)

Chris Maki said...

Hi kwame

I'm trying to figure out what happened to the source code for JPA 101 too :-) Feel free to email me directly at chrismaki at me dot com and we can talk off line.

TTYL

Chris

kwame said...

Hi Chris,
Really,Your email is: chrismaki@me.com ?
If so, I have already written to you but have no answer.
Kwame.