JewBu Quest: From Abuse to Happiness

JewBu: a Jew who practices forms of Buddhist meditation & spirituality. This blog documents my quest to 1) heal from sexual, verbal, and emotional abuse, 2) come to terms with losing Mom and Grandma to Alzheimers, 3) find balance, explore the spiritual, stay present. Bascially, I've experienced some pretty crappy shit in my life and want to find a way to move past it and find happiness.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Mom Had a Heart Attack

I got two phone messages from my sister on my cell phone. It was a sign that something was wrong. But I was in a meeting with my advisor.

She told me that Mom had a minor heart attack this morning and collapsed. She's now in the hospital having tests run. I feel horrible because she's stuck there sort of by herself. Dad left unannounced and we aren't sure what his story is. I'm sure he's just exhausted after having been woken up at 6am with this news and taking care of things. I wish that I was there, but I am super booked up this week with work and augh!

They're checking her to make sure that this minor heart attack is the end and not the precusor to a major heart attack. I'm nervous. My sister says that she doesn't notice any damage, but she put Mom on the phone, and Mom didn't sound very coherent at ALL. Dad doesn't seem to realize that Mom can't be left alone at the hospital. Hopefully, it is going to work out to have some companion type person stay with her tonight. I called around, but I can't find someone from here and the hospital would have to approve it.

5 Comments:

Blogger I Survive! said...

Hey Karma, hang on in there! I can only imagine how you must be feeling. I hope things turn out well with your mom. Hang in there!

Monday, October 29, 2007 7:47:00 PM  
Blogger Neha said...

Oh my goodness, how shocking. Sounds like you are there for your dad and sister, who need the strength to give your mom support. Wishing you all the best!

Tuesday, October 30, 2007 11:43:00 AM  
Blogger Shari said...

I will be thinking of you and pray that your mom will get better. You are so good about making sure your mom is okay and has someone there. Do you think a chaplain will help if you can't find anyone who will stay with her? Your mother is so very lucky to have you looking out for her best interests. :)

Tuesday, October 30, 2007 11:55:00 AM  
Blogger Karma said...

Thanks guys. Dad got a service connected to the hospital to come be with her 24 hours. She's doing a lot better - her enzymes are down and she'll likely leave the hospital tomorrow.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007 6:38:00 PM  
Blogger April_optimist said...

In a way this may be a blessing. Perhaps someone will notice something that wasn't caught before or her meds may be adjusted or...something. Perhaps she'll get care that will improve her quality of life. But yeah, it's hard to be far away when parents are ill and to know there's nothing you can do.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007 9:15:00 AM  

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