Saturday, June 26, 2010

..much ado about nothing..

It's Saturday and I'm being a bum :) I'm sitting here at the computer, entering all kinds of baby giveaways and watching it rain. I'm telling myself that I need a day of doing nothing though.. earlier this week I had the scare of my life. Tuesday afternoon my mom was at my house and told me that she didn't really feel good. She had heartburn really bad. I asked if she wanted to go see her doctor. Of course she said no, and said she would be fine. Early the next morning I got a phone call from my brother saying that mom had hurt so bad all night that she hadn't slept at all, so I rushed to her house, picked her up and took her to the hospital.

My mom had had a heart attack. My mom, who I consider to be young at 52 years old, had a heart attack. We couldn't believe it. Everything happened so fast at the hospital. Once the on-call doctor saw her EKG results he immediately called in a cardiologist, who told us he was rushing her to have an arteriogram. He didn't know how much damage had been done, but the possibilities ranged from stents to open heart surgery. Seriously, I have never been more scared in my life. He didn't waste any time starting the arteriogram, and so for the next 45 minutes we waited to hear something. He came back letting us know that she only had full blockage in one artery, and that they put one stent in and she was going to be fine. She came home from the hospital today, and is on strict orders to take it easy for a while, but she feels really good. Actually, she said she felt better than she has in a long, long time. I guess clearing up an artery can do that :)

The cardiologist let us know that heart attacks are so dangerous for women because most women don't have the "classic" heart attack symptoms, such as a tighness in your chest and numbness in your left arm. He said most women feel like they have heartburn really bad, just like mom did.

On a much happier note, we found out the girls like music :) We've been putting headphones on my belly at night, and the girls move nonstop while the music is playing. It's so incredibly fun :) They're really active anyway. All of the nurses think it's hilarious that they have to chase them to get hearbeats with the Doppler or the ultrasound machines. I've got wiggle worms :D

Off to fix myself a BT sandwich. That's a BLT without the L, since I don't have any :)

Peace, love and koala fuzz y'all!

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5 comments:

  1. Oh, Harley! I'm so glad your mom is going to be fine! That scared ME and I don't even KNOW your mom! Please, tell her your friend Kai sends best wishes & says to REST! As for your lil' sweethearts, I will be sending a small box for them Thursday morning. Just my homemade nonsense, but made with little baby girl love! LOTS of love to YOU! Now - eat a bite of tha sammy for me, okay? I can't eat bacon OR bread. Sigh.

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  2. You are missed from swap-bot, but it looks like you have your hands full. I wish you all the luck when the little ones are born.
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  3. So glad your mom is ok! I can only imagine how scary that all was.

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  4. Oh, MAN! That is so scary! My husband's Mom has gone through that a few times now, believe it or not! She is just now in her low sixties! At least FIVE incidents with her heart. It's always scary! I'm so glad they were able to fix her up and she is feeling so well! And I am so glad you are resting!

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