My Dad has had a heart attack. It was long in duration - because he didn't tell anyone for about 8 hours - but it caused little damage to his heart. However, he is in "very critical" condition due to pneumonia and infection brought on by side effects of the heart attack. Boy, I am so not ready for this. There is a good probability that he won't make it. I can't believe it... Sudden severe illness is the worst. You are left so unprepared, so startled. Reeling. Trying to take it all in and gain some equilibrium. I am scared. I am so sad. I'm in shock. And I am so not ready to lose him, too.