Friday, June 4, 2010
My Maw Maw.....
My MawMaw was the one I basically lived with everyday until I was about 11 years old. (technically I "lived" with my mom... but I stayed with MawMaw from sun up til sun down with some nights in between) She pretty much raised me and my sisters and half of her 13 grandkids. (She has 4 children, 13 grandchildren, 31.5 great-grandkids) You know the virtuous woman in the bible- oh yeah- that is her- all of it. Worked hard- dawn til dusk- sewed, cooked, worried with all of us running around on their several acres of wooded land (I am still amazed we never got hurt no worse than we did) She taught me "Two wrongs don't make a right" when I was ready for full blown revenge on whomever had crossed my path. She is about 5 feet tall- but she stands high over them all in my book.
I got the news yesterday she was taken to the hospital with chest pains. I went to see her last night and she seemed to be ok- she was talking and laughing at me proclaiming to be the #1 out of her 13 grandchildren because I was the only one up there besides all of her kids. I left there thinking that she was doing good- they had some tests scheduled for this morning - they thought it was more GI related than heart. Then I got one of those nerve wrecking calls about midnight last night. My mom had stayed there with MawMaw and about 2 hours after I left (which was about 9pm) she had started hurting really badly again in her chest and down both arms. They did 4 EKGs and more blood work.... she had or was having a heart attack. They did an arterial gram and found a 100% blockage that seemed to be the source of her problem. They did surgery last night to place a stint in the blockage. She will be in ICU for a couple of days but they think everything will be ok.
Once again... life just happened.... I was going along all fine and dandy.... planning my usual life things of cooking, yard work, house work, etc. and BOOM.... and once again the Lord looked out for us all..... what if she hadn't been at the hospital? What if they had dismissed her thinking it was GI and let her go? ....
Thank the Lord one more time :) He is so awesome like that!!!!
Please continue to pray for her recovery. At 80 years old - things don't tend to go as smoothly in these situations. And pray for my PawPaw too, he may not want us all to know it, but he needs MawMaw. (She made him hug her last night as he was leaving and we had another good laugh... I wished I had a camara for that one!!) I would love to see the day that JD and I are old.... that will be comical to say the least!!!