Unfortunately, about five minutes ago, we got this text from dad:
We are home. What a relief. But we've already had a yellow flag. Mom, Gma, and I were sitting in the family room watching TV. Mom said she had to go to the bathroom, so she got up and left. A couple seconds later, we heard a sickening thump. I jumped off the couch and found her in the hall, by the blanket closet, coming back to consciousness. She had a full on, board certified syncopal episode. She got a big goose egg on her head. I immediately put her on the telemetry unit bro Dalebout set up. No changes. She just passed out from the same orthostatic mechanism that she has always had. Thank goodness for the EKG. If we hadn't had that, we might be loading her into an ambulance right now. We were all seduced into complacency because of the comfort of being home. We have to remember she is still really an ICU patient. I gave her a rule to count to ten each time she changes from lying to sitting or from sitting to standing.Seriously. The woman is begging to go back to the hospital. Sheesh.
You guys will never know how glad I am that so much help is around. Sister Scholl called to offer us Costco booty, since she was going, brothers Dalebout and Fry set up the EKG with telemetry and internet access last night, the house was spotless because of Gma and a bunch of ladies from the church here this morning and weekend. I could go on and on. Bro Dalebout said something interesting that I could relate to. When someone falls ill, the church rallies, and "bubblewraps" the person, and there's nothing for most to do to help. So it's nice to have something to do, meaning the monitoring help. You guys can relate to that.
Anyway, mom is resting now. Nursing her goose egg. I'm really glad we are not sitting in an ER right now. Also, we talked to Gpa, invited him down soon. He said probably. So we will hopefully have a visit from Gpa soon. Hope you guys are well. Talk to you all soon.Thank you all so much for the help. We are grateful for the help from our church. And we are also so very grateful for the many many many of you who are not members of our church who are doing so very much to help and show your love. Your prayers and happy thoughts have worked miracles. And apparently we still need them. Prayers and happy thoughts that is. We are not begging for anything else!