Thursday, July 31, 2008

Mixed blessings and other things

So not only is my girl getting married in 2 days (with all the stress that entails), but she has had many other things happening as well. Last September she started fainting. At first we all assumed it was stress related as her father had been diagnosed with ALS and was very ill. As I wrote here, he succumbed to his illness last November. She continues to have these mysterious fainting spells and we have all been growing increasingly concerned for her health. She has had a couple of head scans because she had childhood epilepsy and thought it might be back. She has also been having some tests on her heart because the head scan showed no abnormalities. She had to wear what they call a "halter" with a number of monitors and wires hooked to her chest for a 24 hour period last Thursday at 1:30pm until Friday same time. Though it sounds bizarre to say this, THANK GOD she fainted while the halter was on. Otherwise we would still be in the dark. Much to every one's great surprise, my sweet friend received a call from her doctor on Monday here in Newfoundland. The results? Her heart stopped on Friday morning for 16 seconds when she fainted. She has to get a Pace Maker. Were she not here for the wedding, it would be done this week. Wow. Wow. Wow. My job right now is to help her stay as calm as possible. Please wish me luck and say a prayer.

5 comments:

PinkPiddyPaws said...

OH MY GOSH! How wild and bizarre a thing to be going on. Glad it was diagnosed and that she's going to be okay.

*hugs*

Anonymous said...

Phew, what a relief that it was caught and can be fixed!

Lady Jaye said...

I'm so glad that she is diagnosed and is aware of what the problem is. Definitely prayers out for her and the rest of you.

Mom of 3 boys said...

I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers....

Mommato2 said...

Scary stuff...will be thinking of her for the big day. Take care....a Newfy wedding should be fun!