My prayers go to you and your dad, and really I hope everything turns out all right. He's fortunate to have a son who takes such good care of him.
Your OC story was quite interesting, and you're really some dude for dealing with the situation as smoothly as you did when under such stress. I'm not sure I could have kept my cool so well under the same circumstances. Your self-assurance is all the more impressive considering you're new at all this. Keep up the good work!