I'll keep this brief as I am now emotionally and physically exhausted beyond belief. My dad is in the hospital at the moment having suffered an episode of TIA, or Transient Ischemic Attack, which is to say, a mini stroke. A cat scan and xrays so far have shown no damage caused by it, and they will run tests again in the morning to be doubly sure, but it's still worrisome. My initial Google search on TIA's reveal that while they may be harmless now, they can be a precursor to the mother of all strokes. So with that said, it's certainly been one hell of a day, week, month, year so far.
I will post later as to how my Pop progresses but for now, all prayers, well-wishes, and small miracles are gladly welcome.