Today we learned that our thirty –eight year old daughter Trica had a Heart Attack. This morning she woke up and began to struggle with being intubeated..she finally got the nurses to understand that she needed something to write with..she wanted to know what happened and where she was. Later the tubes were taken out..and she had to stay awake all day long. Through blood tests and changes in the EKG is was decided that she had a clot that caused a heart attack. They did more tests to RULE OUT a Pulmonary Embolism and a Stroke..and to our relief they were ruled out. (Thank you God!)
When she saw me today she said “Mom what happened?” She was awake at 2 AM and spoke to Savannah and her friend because they were being a little giggly and loud..she returned to bed. Maddie checked on her at 8:30 when she got up and she was sleeping..but at 10:30 when Savannah tried to wake her up ..she couldn’t get a response and her breathing was shallow. I had the girls holler at her, slap her cheeks and put cold wash cloths on her face..nothing would arouse her. I told them to watch her breathing..and to make sure she didn’t stop breathing..and that one of them should stay on the phone with me..and if we got cut off for some reason they were to call me right back..one was to call 911 and tell them that their Mother was unconscious..and the other was to try calling their Dad. I was confident enough in their capabilities and in mine to stay calm. I could instruct them how to open the airway and begin rescue breathing if necessary. I don’t know exactly what happened..but sometime while she was asleep she had a heart attack.
We are going back up early in the morning to speak with her Doctor to see what they are going to do next. We came back home after everyone was settled for the evening. We like to sleep in our own beds.