Should have mentioned this sooner, but I picked up my dad from the hospital and took him home at noon. Both he and my mom were greatly relieved that he did not have a serious “cardiac event,” as the doctors like to call a more generic heart phenomenon. He has a bad valve that is causing him shortness of breath and pain. In fact, his heart is strong, but the aortic value is not performing well. The only way to fix it is by replacing it through open heart surgery and my dad is not a good candidate for that, what with kidney problems, age and other complications. The doctors are going to adjust his medications to deal with the condition. We’re gong to have to watch him to make sure he does not do any heavy work.