View from the choir

I am a Catholic layperson and Secular Franciscan with a sense of humor. After years in the back pew watching, I have moved into the choir. It's nice to see faces instead of the backs of heads. But I still maintain God has a sense of humor - and that we are created in God's image.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

That Dreaded "Stroke" Word Again

I'm home now for a while - though I don't know for how long. After Mass this morning I had to rush over to my mother-in-law's to help her out to my car and then drive her to the emergency room. She could barely walk. A stroke.

She's not in any immediate danger, but we don't know how weakened this will leave her. She was already a bit unsteady on her feet.

After spending a couple of hours at the hospital I stopped home earlier, then went to visit my dad (a stroke put him in a nursing home). Now I'm waiting for my wife to call to let me know what room her mother will be in (because of swine flu fears, the hospital only lets one person at a time in the emergency room with patients).

My grandfather, both my grandmothers, my father, my uncle, my father-in-law and now my mother-in-law - all have suffered strokes.

Potential clustering of parishes seems less important right now.

UPDATE: She's in a room. Physical therapy begins tomorrow!

She's apparently had a series of mini strokes stretching back weeks. Hopefully we've caught the problem soon enough that she won't have a big one like my dad, who failed to heed warning mini strokes and now is confined to a wheelchair.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll keep your family in prayer.

7:07 PM  

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