Friday, February 19, 2010

Guess where I was...

at this time last night?

Just take a wild stab....

I was in the ER with my mom. Yep.

Mom had surgery on her left ankle Tuesday February 9th. So me, my sister Angie and my sister in law Cathie have been taking turns staying with her. She is in a wheel chair and can't put any weight on that foot for 6 to 8 weeks.

Her surgery was two days before Pam died. Pam was supposed to come and take a turn with mom the Friday that she didn't wake up.

Needless to say it's been seriously crazy. Well last night my sil Cathie was staying with her. At 8 o'clock I get a phone call from her just as I'm putting the kids to bed. This is how the phone call went.
Cathie..."Whatcha doing?"
Me... "Not much"
Cathie...."Can you come over here right now?"
Me...."Yes." Click.

I told the kids to get themselves in bed and ran out the door. I knew something was wrong. I said a very fervent prayer for help to be able to deal with whatever was going on over at my Mom's house.

I did 45 mph in a 25 mph zone.

When I got there Cathie called from in the bathroom. My mom had passed out. She had come too and Cathie had left her for a moment to call me because she couldn't get her off of the toilet.

We ended up calling 911 because she just kept going downhill. She was very pail and clammy. She would respond to us but she didn't really know what was going on.

Her blood pressure had bottomed out. I'm sure some of it was from everything that has been happening with Pam. I'm not sure how much has hit her because she has had to be on pain meds for her leg.

Thankfully she was only in the ER for about three hours and then they sent her home. She is doing much better now.

It was scary. But I felt a sense of calm that I'm sure wouldn't have been there if I hadn't offered up that prayer.

Prayers are heard and answered. They really are.

Now I could use a few days of re-cooperation time where nothing major happens. That would be really, really nice.

18 comments:

Kristina P. said...

Oh, Shanna, you deserve a break! I am glad your mom is OK.

I hope I get to see you this morning!

Jillene said...

I'm so sorry Shanna!! If there is anything I can do--even if you just need someone to talk to--please let me know.

TJ said...

Oh man, you have had more than your share of rough days lately. I hope you have a lot of days that are better now.

Vanessa said...

Holy emotional 2 weeks! I hope it slows down soon and your mom gets well soon!

Emmy said...

So sorry.... you are going to need a nice relaxing vacation soon.

Amander said...

It just keeps coming...sucky!

I hope this weekend IS peaceful for you.

Funky Kim said...

May a calm, peaceful period of tranquility break out in Pleasant Grove. Immediately, if not sooner, please!

Brooke said...

I'm so sorry! I hope that everything gets stabilized soon. She's so awesome and so are you! Good luck with everything.

Bonnie the Boss said...

itdoes sound like you need a break from the craziness! I wish I could do something. I will keep you in my prayers.

erynn louise said...

holy cow i had no idea! that must've been so scary especially with everything going on. good thing you blog about stuff like this so i can read it and know what is going on in the family! love ya and you do deserve a break!

wendy said...

I think the Lord is blessing you with great strength right now.

I think it would seem all so overwhelming. But, I have work to do in the faith department.

Shawn said...

Man---you have had so much on your plate! It makes my hectic life seem so sparse. Take care, my dear.

And by the by----I am in Utah now---and am meeting some blogging ladies in AMer. Fork on Monday----e-mail me----maybe you can come!

swaneesinger(at)gmail(dot)com

Rachel Sue said...

You really, REALLY deserve those few days. I pray that happen for you.

M-Cat said...

UNCLE! You've had enough for a while my friend.....

good thougts and prayers your way

Madalyn said...

That's freaky, to say the least... I would be scared out of my wits! We're so glad she's is safe hands and doing well again :)

Sher said...

That's scary!
You and your family really deserve a break!
I wish you only good days ahead.

Barbaloot said...

I hope you get more than just a few days to relax and recover!!

Erin said...

Oh Shanna, when it rains it pours! I am so sorry. I hope your mom is doing a little better now. I will be praying for you and her!