my dad has always been the rock of the family the one who always took charge and you knew you better listen to... He is now 78 soon to be 79. I have noticed he is getting a little hard of hearing and sometimes a bit forgetful but all and all he is good or so I thought. The other day when I was visiting, my mom went outside to put the dog out, my dad looked at me and said "this is not for your mother to know not a word to her" ( this was very strange for my dad to say!!) he told me that he is on Coumadin and that his heart isnt good, that he could easily have a stroke or hemorrhage..went on to how he is getting nose bleeds and coughing up blood ( ...now he has been on the Coumadin for over a year but lately he isnt letting mom to the Drs with him when normally they are joined at the hip. In the middle of the talk mom came back in and everything went back to normal...he has NEVER talked to me like the "adult"..yeah he treats me like an adult but never talked to me like this if you know what I mean.. He is wanting me to come by and learn his books ( mom and dad are very well off...that apple didn't fall close to the tree...lol) he has been looking for a house on the water here in Michigan but a big house with land and enough room for them to build another house, he makes sure he comes by a few times a week for a visit ( before is was just one time a week) all this is freaking me out I know he is preparing in case something happens to him..Iam not ready for my dad to be gone nor to even think about this happening ( with the way he was talking I almost feel like every time I see him might be the last.