I need everyone's prayers for my mom
Yesterday they rushed my mom to the hospital. I knew it had to be serious when I got the call that she had went, because my mom hasn't been to the hospital or seen a doctor since 1979.
I was right, sometime during the past week she had a heart attack and didn't know it. Now my mom is a woman who is always puts everyone else first and herself last. We got there just as the ambulance did and the first thing she said was, she asked me if I was alright.
They did a heart cath on her. They couldn't go in through the right groin because it was completely blocked, so they had to go in through the left groin. When they called us in to the cath lab to give us the results, I was not ready for the news they gave me.
She has an aortic anurism (excuse my spelling), and she has blockages all over the place, I would say no less than 7. They are all 90% to 100% blockages. They said that there really is not option other than a bypass, which she may not survive. Her heart is working at about 50% and only a portion of it is pumping. Her lungs are also weak. She has smoked for 30 years and just a week ago quit.
They said she also has COPD and Diabetes and that her blood sugar was over 200. As I said, my mother has not been to a doctor since 1979. She kinda figured she had Diabetes, but wasn't for sure.
They let her rest last night and are trying to get her blood sugar down, etc. and the heart doctor is supposed to be in this morning.
Tkruf and I are headed back down to the hospital in just a few minutes.
Please put my mother, Linda Faye Gentry on your prayer list.
Thank you all for being here.