Sunday afternoon my dad went on a metal detecting outing with a bunch of like minded guys. One of them happened to be an EMT and he noticed that my dad's speech started slurring and his eyes became kind of vacant and he would just stare. He was also feeling dizzy. They took him to the hospital and after admitting him, he actually had a stroke at the hospital. He has had several mini-strokes, or TIA's in the last 18 months, but after therapy he was able to regain his speech and most of his mobility. He still had problems with his balance and his emotions were a little out of whack. Well, those were minor compared to the one that hit him Sunday. He couldn't focus, speak, or swallow. Pretty scary! As of Tuesday he has regained some speech and he is able to swallow, and his eyes are getting back to normal. But he is far from normal overall. He is 77 and has been healthy his whole life, never smoked and never drank alcohol. Been married to my mom since '63! His name is Rodney. Our whole family would greatly appreciate all of your prayers for him. Thanks for your time!!