My sisters and I are so happy Mom came back home. Last Thursday morning she ran four miles with my sisters and then headed out with me on a three mile walk. We do this every day, alternating who runs and who walks but this day was different. About a mile into the walk she started to feel dizzy and tired. Mom is like the Energizer Bunny, she never gets tired enough to actually need to rest. On this day she was having trouble.
Remember I was with her when she fell running and broke her ankle? I seem to be the “emergency” dog, which isn’t really a job I care to have. She kept trying to keep walking but had to sit down and rest. It was so bad she could only go maybe ten feet without resting. Finally she called a neighbor to pick us up. We returned home via car and Mom just laid down on the floor. It was decided to go to the ER because something was really wrong. We girls waited at home, and we hadn’t even had our breakfast!
On the way to the ER Mom felt even worse. They ended up calling 911. The ambulance drivers decided almost immediately she was having a heart attack and they rushed her to the hospital. It was a bad one they told her and she was lucky she came in as fast as she did. They gave her an ugly nightgown to wear and plugged her into all kinds of machines once they got her artery cleared out.
Our neighbors took really good care of us girls with walks, treats, and meals, but still we wondered what happened to our mom. Olivia had never been home overnight without a human in the house, but she did fine. We took turns waiting in the window for her to return.
The neighbors told us Mom was going to be fine and would be back soon. She ended up being gone for three whole days! We were so happy when we heard she was coming home. With a little help, we made the banner for her so she would know how much we missed her and worried about her.
Mom works out like a crazy woman and eats right, but genetics can really mess a living creature up. No matter how healthy you think you are, things can happen. She had a complete blockage of her LAD artery which is often caused a widow maker heart attack. We are all so lucky she is still with us. Now we are helping her take it easy for a while as her heart heals and she works on getting back to normal. Things won’t be that exciting around here for a while but we are just happy to be together no matter what we are doing.
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