May 16, 2014

The Week That Almost Did Me In

This past week started out extremely stressful but ended with an exciting announcement. Tuesday morning I got a call that my mom was found "unresponsive" at her assisted living cottage when they went in to get her up for her bath. Her eyes were rolling back in her head and she stated "I'm dead"! That was really scary as she NEVER says anything like that. An ambulance was called and I rushed out to the hospital emergency room, not knowing what I would find. The scary thing is that when my daddy passed away in 1980 he was taken to the ER where he died of a heart attack. So, in my mind, I was silently screaming and begging God to not let me find out the same thing had happened to my mom. I was by myself as my husband had not made it to the hospital yet and my daughter and her husband were coming from about 30 minutes away. When I got to her room, I could see three nurses attending her but she was awake and looking pretty good...for almost 94! Long story short, a CAT scan and MRI were done, along with a barrage of other tests and nothing could be found that caused her situation. She was admitted for the night and released Wednesday afternoon. She was worried about how her hair looked and wanted to get back to her room so she could get something good to eat. As of today, she acts like nothing happened and is anxious to get her hair done!

Wednesday night our phone rang around 8:00 p.m. That's not unusual because a lot of times our granddaughter Taylor calls us after she gets home from church on Wednesday evenings. It was my daughter Shannon and she asked David if I was in the room and if the phone was on speaker. About that time her husband yelled out in the background "Shannon's pregnant"! I about had a heart attack as the twins will be 10 on May 21st and we assumed all the baby business was over...I guess the Good Lord had other plans! After finally convincing me she was not joking I got on the phone and we started making plans for the new addition...how to decorate the room, all the "stuff" we've got to buy, etc.


She put a message on her FB page and it went "viral" as they say....everyone is soooo happy! Of course, there is a 50/50 chance she could have twins again (my great grandmother had two sets of twins, my mom had a set of twins and of course, Shannon had a set of twins)...while we'll love two babies again, I really hope there is only one this time! Thursday she and the twins picked me up and we went shopping for her some stretch pants...I could really see her tummy and she really does look pregnant! She's so tall and slim and I just saw her on Sunday but sure didn't notice anything. She was dying to tell us but had a doctor appointment on Wednesday to get confirmation before telling anyone. She is due January 8, 2015 so we will have a new little one to love on next year. The twins are thrilled....especially Taylor.



So with the bad comes the good....I just don't know how much more "bad" or "good" I can take anytime soon. I'm still planning on going to the beach with my sister on Monday for a week....I hope I get lots of rest (because I'm gonna need it)!!!

14 comments:

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Wow, Judy, talk about a rollercoaster of emotions! So happy to hear that your mom is doing well. That must have been scary. But, on the flip side, a new baby in the family has to be pretty exciting! Congratulations!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Congrats on the new grand! Glad your mom is okay Judy. Have fun down here at our beautiful beaches.

Blessings,
Linda

NanaDiana said...

What an emotional overload. I know this sounds crazy and I just mentioned it to someone else but make sure your Mom is taking in plenty of water. Hydration at that age makes a HUGE difference in every aspect of their life. They don't remember to drink sometimes and they don't feel thirsty. It is a huge issue with the elderly.

What great news about a new baby- a shocker but a fun shock! IF she is showing already and just found out she is pregnant I wonder if it IS twins?!!! ONGosh!!!

Keep us posted! xo Diana

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

So glad your mother is okay. And congratulations on the grand baby news. I have a two week old granddaughter, so exciting!

Simply LKJ said...

So glad your mother was alright. How scary. Congrats to Shannon and family!!

Cheri said...

CONGRATULATIONS! That is so exciting. We are expecting baby #5 this Fall and it is another girl.

Sounds like you need a really tall drink with a little something something in it...ya know what I mean. Rest...relax with your sister and when you come back you can start planning the nursery.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

My goodness, from lows to highs, Judy! Congratulations on the new baby news. It seems that your daughter is just as surprised as you and it will be fun to plan for a new little one again! Glad your Mom is okay.

Kelly TalkoftheHouse said...

Whoa what a week. How scary about your mom, but I am glad that she is doing fine now. And congrats on the new grandbaby(ies)! Wow at the history of twins in your family! That is really amazing.

Kelly said...

Congratulations on the good news! I know that put a smile on your face. I hope your mom will continue to do well and still be around to see her newest great grandchild!

Joni said...

Love your blog, Judy! I'll definitely be back! I hope you have an awesome trip!

Brandi said...

So glad your mom is doing well. Sounds like she has a great sense of humor. Congratulations to your daughter and her family. I'm sure you're excited to spoil the new baby!

cathy brennan said...

Recently started following your blog. Love it!! Was disappointed when you weren't posting as much. Glad for you that your mom is doing bettter!!

cathy brennan said...

Just started following your blog. Love it! Was disappointed when you weren't posting so much! Happy for you about your mom and your daughter!

Nancy said...

Congratulations! Is it wrong that I'm secretly hoping for twins for her? I'm a twin mom too and I don't say that lightly :) But with two ten year olds twins to help I think it'd be great. Ok. Watch me get pregnant again. I take it back. I'm praying for one healthy and happy singleton for y'all :) and praying that your mom is feeling good too.

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