Tuesday, May 20, 2008

My Mom

Wow. It's amazing how quickly your life and perspective can change. It can take about 2 seconds, or just one phone call. My sister-in-law Charlotte called me yesterday to tell me she was on her way to the hospital. My mom took herself to the hospital on Sunday night and they called Carma on Monday to let her know that she needed to come down right away and wouldn't tell her why. We had absolutely no idea what was wrong or what was happening, or even if she was stable. Charlotte called as she was a few miles from the hospital and promised to call and let me know the second she found out what was going on. I really think that was the worst 15 minutes of my life. I cried, and prayed, and worried, and thought the absolute worst. Charlotte called to let us know that she was stable and talking and they were going to admit her and take some tests. She called again later to let us know that the Cardiologist had been in and said that she may have suffered a heart attack 2 weeks ago and her heart has been getting weaker and weaker since that time. They are going to run a series of tests to see if there is any blockage in her heart and if so they will need to do bypass surgery. If not, there is also a possibility of putting her on a pacemaker. I absolutely hate that she is there and that I am here. I want to be with her so bad, I could scream. I hate that she was feeling sick in the first place and going through so much alone. I hate that I have no idea what is going on and what she will have to go through. I am SO thankful however, that she is getting the care that she needs now and that the heart attack didn't take her life away from me, as I know it so easily could have. I thank my Heavenly Father so much for the chance that I will have to see, hug and talk to her again, and I hope it's soon. I thought I'd update here for my family and those that know my mom and would like to know what is going on. Please pray for her to get better soon and call any of us (kids) if you need an update.

10 comments:

Kandis said...

Wow, I'm so sorry Mel! I am definately praying for her and your whole family. Thanks for the update and please let us know if there is anything we can do.

Cindy said...

Mel - your mom will definetely be in our prayers. I've always loved your mom. We're hoping she'll make a quick recovery. Keep us posted.

gardnerfam said...

I have been worrying about you and shar and wondering how you were doing. When my mom told me I was so heartbroken and worried. I called her to see how her day was and she was rushing to the hospital to see your mom because they told her to get there now. I was so scared for your mom. I truly love her and have loved the time we get to spend with her when we are in arizona visiting my mom. If you need anything call, call my mom and I am sure she would make it happen if you needed to get there for a visit.
Love you and are praying for your mom.

Peggy said...

All my love to you and your mom.

The Forney Four said...

sorry dear cousin. I'm sorry that you have to go thru this. my mom has been calling me b/c she's there and she is not leaving until everything is okay. Please know you're in our thoughts and prayers.

xoxox

SM said...

Melanie! I am so sorry!! I am thinking about you and your mom. My phone number is in the family list that just went out if you want to call. Prayers for you both.

AD said...

Whoa. I am terribly sorry, Melanie!! But like you I am so relieved to hear that she is getting good care. Please keep us posted, literally. We will keep her in our prayers.

Carla said...

Melanie, I'm sad to hear your mom isn't doing well. It's a tough situation being so far away too. I understand how hard that is. I'm praying for all of you!

lisareneenielsen said...

I was so glad to hear that she was doing better than you expected when you got to AZ. When does she get her pacemaker? When can I take your boys?! Please keep me posted. Our prayers are with all of you!

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