We received a call on Saturday afternoon that my dad was in ER for head trauma. He was stepping out of the car and fell and hit his head- pretty severly.
He is in ICU in Harborview Medical Center (thankfully, one of the best head trauma hospitals on the west coast) with bruising to both frontal lobes, swelling and bleeding in the brain. He is currently intubated to give his body a break while his brain tries to heal, but we are touch and go right now.
Brynna and I flew to Seattle yesterday and Batman will hopefully join us later this week.
It's been a very rough last few days and hours.
We spoke with the neurologist this morning and while his "life" prognosis is good (they don't think he will die fromt his injuries) they are uncertain about the long and short term effects. They assume he will have lost his sense of smell and taste (as this is typical with this type of injury) and that he will need extensive speech and physical therapy. But all of this is really just speculation until he is conscious.
Please keep him and our family in your prayers and thoughts.
I will update when I can.