Moments of the Heart
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
As my last blog reflected my 2 precious parents have been dealing with some health issues. My Mom is experiencing neck and back problems. As her Doctor politely put it her spinal column is in serious trouble. In the near future, she will have surgery on her back and possibly her neck as well.
The same time I wrote that blog that very weekend my dear Dad passed out for 5 minutes and was totally unresponsive. The fire department and paramedics came and he was taken to the hospital where he stayed for the weekend, and was released. Last week he was fitted with a heart monitor to wear 24/7. Today he went to the cardiologist where he turned in his monitor, had an echocardiogram and it was determined that his aortic valve is in bad shape. He will be having his valve replaced next week. Friday he will be having a heart cath to determine if he has any blockages that will require stints or bypasses.
These are 2 people who work and do more retired than they did when they worked. (At least in my eyes) They are so giving, loving and do so much for others. (including me) and it’s like they’ve aged 20 years and are beside themselves.
My Daddy is in great health minus this problem and I know he will do well. We are so blessed to have an fabulous extended family. I personally am blessed to know those here on SP who are always such a blessing of a support group.
All I know to say is Please say a prayer for my parents – that God will just surround them both with protection and comfort and everything will turn out okay.
Never forget how important and blessed you are, always be grateful for the itty bitty things that never seem so momentus. We are ALL blessed with those things in life.
I know I am
This is not the best picture, but this is my Dad Sam, and his namesake my 4 yo son, Sam.