Just as I finished recording this week’s Why I Love Comics review podcast with Eric, I received a call from my mom in Ohio. Ever the resilient and caring individual, she was steadfastly refusing to go in for a heart operation before talking with me and letting me know what had happened this evening.
What exactly had happened? Well, my wonderful mother had just suffered the first of two heart attacks which struck her tonight. Thankfully, a friend of the family is a doctor and she had called him for some aspirin. Since he lives just a block or so away, he came right over. By the time he arrived, she was in so much pain she knew she had to head to the emergency room. Upon arrival there, they quickly confirmed that she had in fact had a heart attack. A second would follow as a major artery was blocked. She was quickly taken in for corrective action and a stint.
Following her call to me, I raced up to Ohio to be by her side and learned along the way (it’s roughly a 2.5 hour drive) that she was out of surgery and everything looked stable.
I’m now catching a few hours sleep before heading back over to meet with her doctor in the morning. Thankfully, the CR army (with Brant, Darren and John in the lead) have jumped in to cover for me in my unexpected absence. If you can, please go easy on those who are manning the ship while I’m up here taking care of family. I’m keeping an eye on this situation while they keep the site flowing and I am eternally grateful to have such amazing friends.
The most important thing right now is my mom is in good spirits despite her surprise at having had a heart attack and the nurses and those working the cardiac center are positive and giving her great care.