Hello sweet friends...
Such a heavy, heavy heart today.
Andy and I arrived in Edmonton last night, and enjoyed spending some time with my folks before heading to bed.
At 5:00 am, my mom awoke us; my dad wasn't breathing...
Two ambulances, a fire truck, a trip to the hospital, where he is currently on life support.
It's been a long, trying, hard day.
Right now, all we know is that his heart is severely damaged (from an event precipitated 5 years ago), but it's the extent of brain injury he's sustained, as a result of being without oxygen for a period of time, that is equally as concerning.
We've been at the hospital since 6am, and have come back to my mom's to catch our collective breaths. We'll return tomorrow, trusting that the doctors and the Good Lord will do what is right.
Needless to say, I've not seen my niece and nephew, and under the circumstances, that's fine. Lots of hugs, lots of tears shared with my sister and her husband, my brother and sister-in-law, my Andy and, of course, my mom. I'm calling out all stops to be as strong for my family as I can during this trying time.
That's all...I'm tired and so deeply sad. I'll aim to leave comments when I can....
Hugs and love to all of you...hugs and love!