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|Mon, 05-10-2010 - 1:53am|
Well mine has been a bit strange today. I want to post about it on FB (just to let my ivilliage FB friends know) but I can't because I'm not sure all of my extended family who live far, far away are aware of the news yet. So I hold off until I know for sure.
My mother may of had a stroke. She is in the hospital and they are not quite sure if she has had one yet. Let me explain.
Today my dh and I, along with the kids were going to his sisters house 2 1/2 hours away to celebrate MD. My Mother, oldest dd (23) and my sister didn't want to drive that far so they were going to celebrate it here at home.
5 min before we got to my SIL's house I got the phone call from my sister. Apparently my mother did not show up for the pancake breakfast or the church service she was planning on attending. My Sister and her dh went to her house and she wasn't answering the door and her car was in the driveway. They went to her bedroom window and were banging on it and they heard my mom say she couldn't get up. They got a hold of the landlord and he let them in.
She was coherent and awake, but my sister said she had no balance and her speech was slurred. They got a robe around her and decided to call an ambulance instead of driving her to the hospital. I guess she was doing somewhat okay because when the ambulance workers showed up and asked her how old she was my sister said 78 and my mother quickly said "No I'm 68" LOL. You would have to know my mother to know this is funny lol. She is always 59 again if you get my drift lol.
So my sister went in the ambulance and all of a sudden one of the guys said something (I guess something changed in her eyes) and they turned on the sirens and started racing to the hospital.
Okay so I get the call 5 min before we showed up at my sil's, they fill up food for us, I am talking to family on the phone and poor Nic breaks down cuz we just got there. He knows when we go to families we spend the whole day and now were not, were leaving to go back home. It was horrible. Tony's family was really trying to help (they are wonderful, especially when it comes to the boys dx) but everyone was talking to him at once and I knew that wasn't going to go over well.
I finally got him situated and we left.
We went to the hospital and she was sedated but they took her off to see how she was at about 4 ish. They did a cat scan but can't tell if she had a stroke. Last when I called at 9 ish, they said she was coming out of it, but wouldn't open her eyes. She would only nod to questions asked. They asked if she was in pain and she said yes.
They can't do an MRI because she has a pacemaker and so at this point we don't know whats going on.
Anyway, just wanted to tell you guys. Today sucks and it especially affects me because my father died over 20 yrs ago from a massive stroke and it scares the crap outta me!
Thanks for listening.