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My Auntie went into cardiac arrest this morning...
December 20, 2016 @ 08:02:56 am
I think I just need to release somewhere...

At work this morning, I'm going about my business and my cousin, also my boss, opens the door to the warehouse, and hollers and motions for me... I start towards him, pulling my gloves off... We're doing major cleaning of the factory before Christmas break, so I figure they just needed extra hands for something...
"Tully's here, he said it's really important..."
Tully's my cousin, too, and he doesn't work there, nearly NEVER has a reason to even BE there... My heart DROPPED. I knew right away something was up, so I picked up the pace. All I could think of (My family has been thru A LOT lately) was 'OMFG who died now...'
I saw his face, and almost started crying right then and there...
He tried to assure me everything was okay, but I demanded he tell me WTF was going on...
"Margaret passed out and collapsed, and is in an ambulance to the hospital."
My world got REALLY small, REALLY fast...
His next words sounded like we were under water...
He said more, but it's a blur... I told my cousin/boss something, and he didn't even let me finish and pretty much just said "Yeah, GO. Keep us posted..."
I immediately called my Mom and her and another cousin were already half way there, and in THAT call another cousin was calling so I called her back and ended up riding in with her...
...
They would only let us in two at a time, but after a couple rotations, it was my three cousins, (Auntie's daughters) my brother and myself...
...
Our eyes met, and she smiled and could only mouth the words "I love you, babe." I had to force my smile. Her chin had a huge bruise where she had used it to land... One of her front teeth was chipped...

Her heart had STOPPED. Cardiac arrest. TOTALLY different thing than a heart attack, we learned today.
She DIED for a couple minutes today.
Her SEVENTEEN year old daughter rolled her over and started CPR. Doc out and out said "You saved your Mom's life today."
I had to fight a lot to not lose it when I heard that doctor talk about her heart stopping.
I could no longer keep the tears in as I watched my Mom stroke my Auntie's face and hair as both fought their own tears, and my mom softly says "You can't leave me, Sis..."
You'd be crying if you knew the loss they've gone thru together, starting with my Grandma when they were teens...
They're doing a lot of tests to see exactly what caused the arrest, and she'll likely be in there a few days...

2016 can officially go f*** itself.

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Demented

New Post! December 20, 2016 @ 12:15:15 pm
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Your Aunty is very fortunate there were people around,especially someone who could perform CPR quickly.

In 2014 I lost both my Parents to strokes,last year our little dog ( miss Bonnie) died from a heart attack and this Year we've lost my wife's cousin to a heart attack and my sis in law to the same thing,although with her it was a blessing in disguise......she was riddled with cancer. The only good thing this year was being blessed with another Grandson.
My thoughts are with you and yours Jorie and I wish your Aunt a speedy recovery and all your family a very Merry Christmas.


2017??? sh*t I shudder to think what it'll bring


Eaglebauer

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New Post! December 20, 2016 @ 01:29:09 pm
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@JorieJukebox Said
I think I just need to release somewhere...
At work this morning, I'm going about my business and my cousin, also my boss, opens the door to the warehouse, and hollers and motions for me... I start towards him, pulling my gloves off... We're doing major cleaning of the factory before Christmas break, so I figure they just needed extra hands for something...
"Tully's here, he said it's really important..."
Tully's my cousin, too, and he doesn't work there, nearly NEVER has a reason to even BE there... My heart DROPPED. I knew right away something was up, so I picked up the pace. All I could think of (My family has been thru A LOT lately) was 'OMFG who died now...'
I saw his face, and almost started crying right then and there...
He tried to assure me everything was okay, but I demanded he tell me WTF was going on...
"Margaret passed out and collapsed, and is in an ambulance to the hospital."
My world got REALLY small, REALLY fast...
His next words sounded like we were under water...
He said more, but it's a blur... I told my cousin/boss something, and he didn't even let me finish and pretty much just said "Yeah, GO. Keep us posted..."
I immediately called my Mom and her and another cousin were already half way there, and in THAT call another cousin was calling so I called her back and ended up riding in with her...
...
They would only let us in two at a time, but after a couple rotations, it was my three cousins, (Auntie's daughters) my brother and myself...
...
Our eyes met, and she smiled and could only mouth the words "I love you, babe." I had to force my smile. Her chin had a huge bruise where she had used it to land... One of her front teeth was chipped...

Her heart had STOPPED. Cardiac arrest. TOTALLY different thing than a heart attack, we learned today.
She DIED for a couple minutes today.
Her SEVENTEEN year old daughter rolled her over and started CPR. Doc out and out said "You saved your Mom's life today."
I had to fight a lot to not lose it when I heard that doctor talk about her heart stopping.
I could no longer keep the tears in as I watched my Mom stroke my Auntie's face and hair as both fought their own tears, and my mom softly says "You can't leave me, Sis..."
You'd be crying if you knew the loss they've gone thru together, starting with my Grandma when they were teens...
They're doing a lot of tests to see exactly what caused the arrest, and she'll likely be in there a few days...

2016 can officially go f*** itself.


I'm sorry to hear this happened, but I'm glad she's going to probably get out with just a few days in the hospital.



Hang in there.


DiscordTiger

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New Post! December 20, 2016 @ 02:01:17 pm
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I'm sorry to hear that. The waiting in the hospital is rough on you too.

Take care, and I wish her a speedy recovery.


shinobinoz

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New Post! December 21, 2016 @ 03:56:31 am
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Health & happiness to your family.


Uncle_Death

New Post! December 21, 2016 @ 07:12:54 am
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Life is a very precious and fragile thing. It's kinda messed up how suddenly things can happen and how we have no control over it. Especially this time of year. I'm glad to hear that your Aunt is doing well now.


DuLu

CHOOSE HAPPINESS!!!

New Post! December 22, 2016 @ 05:10:28 am
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Sorry to hear about your Auntie.

I will pray for her and her entire family (you, too!).
Sending PEE as well, for any non-christians.

Hope she gets out soon.

And I agree with what your own perspective --- 2016 sucked!
2017 can only be better.

I've been told: "When you BELIEVE - all things are possible!"


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