Hanging In There

Hey ya'll.

If you follow along on Plurk, Twitter and Facebook, you already know what's been going on the past few days. Ma had a doctor's appointment on Tuesday and.. as far as we can tell... experienced a mild heart attack while there.

I left work, snagged the Amazon from up at the Pump n' Go and followed the ambulance to Big City, where we spent most of the day sitting in the E.R. They finally put her in a room around 11 that night and spent the better part of yesterday trying to get another I.V. started after she wallered around and lost the first one. After everyone in a 50 mile radius tried and failed, they had to send her down to the basement to have a pick line put in.

It's been more fun than a barrel of drunken monkeys.

Today she's having catheterization to find and hopefully correct a blockage, so I'm fixin' to leave and head back up there.

Bossman has been surprisingly agreeable. He didn't even flinch when I told him I was taking off the rest of the week. I figure, I've been covering for everyone else up at the Asylum for the past 13 years.. it's my turn.


Needless to say, I've been thankful to have the "anti-heebeejeebee-I-think-I'm-Gonna-Die" medication. My nerves, surprisingly, are not shot all to hell for a change.

I'm trying not to use the innerwebs on my phone because it kills the battery, but I do check my gmail, so I see blog comments, Facebook updates and direct messages from Twitter. I've been using Ping.fm to keep everyone up to date as much as I can.

Ya'll will just have to bear with me for the next couple of days until I get my head screwed back on straight.

Oh and.. ya'lls messages, prayers and kind words have really warmed my heart. I love you guys. I have the best innerweb buddies in the world.

So yeah.. I'd better get it in gear. I'll check in when I can.

Later Taters!