Well after all the planning I did for close to a year and a half - things sort of fell apart literally the day I was leaving for our 10 day trip.
A little background… for my 40th bday I decided that instead of having a “surprise” party I wanted to celebrate with my DH, DD8 and my parents at WDW. I wanted to show my parents a great time, so we booked rooms at the Poly. So DD didn’t miss too much school we decided to go Thanksgiving week. DD, DH and I booked 4 nights at the POP and then on 6 nights at the Poly. My parents were to join us at the Poly for 5 nights.
So about a month ago my father had been trying to get a new life insurance policy so he’s had to go for all kinds of medical testing. After a series of tests he is referred to a cardiologist for further testing. My dad is 63 and is in great physical shape. He plays tennis and raquetball 3-4 times a week and is always doing work outside. Long story short his tests still are irregular and is scheduled for an angiogram the day I am leaving. Noone seems especially worried since he is in such good health (normal blood pressure, low cholesteral and no symptoms). Well 1 hour before I am due to leave to go to the airport my mom calls to say he had 3 blockages and need triple bypass surgery!!! Couldn’t believe it - it was so terrible. Once I calmed down a little my mom said to still go on the trip since they didn’t know when the surgery would be scheduled, they were sending him home until he could meet with the surgeon.