Hi again dad. I didn’t think I would be writing to you so soon but as I was visiting mom in her hospital room, I got a call from aunt Puddin. She said your daughter, Wanda, called the EMS and is on her way to the hospital in Seguin. She has been having heart issues for a long time and had a stent put in a few months ago. She kept having fast heartbeat problems and finally went to the hospital. I’m betting she will need a pacemaker too.
I am kind of partly in shock and mostly just don’t know what I am supposed to do. What do normal people do when their mom and sister are in the hospital? I’m just kind of keeping in touch, visiting and keeping on as best I can.
I guess heart problems run in the family on both sides. I guess Jody and I are doomed. So far I am doing well since we caught it in time and I’ve changed my eating lifestyle to keep my cholesterol down. I should be OK as far as heart disease but who knows if I’ll end up with major heart rate issues. I had an “Extra” heartbeat issue that medication seems to be controlling pretty well. Hope it stays in check.
I’m not planning on living a long life. If I can hang in there until I make it to 70 and stay relatively healthy then I’ll count that as a win. That’s long enough anyway. By that time I will have accomplished all my earthly goals anyway and will just be waiting.
Keep Mom and Wanda in your thoughts if you are able.
Wanda is back home now. There were no major symptoms when she got to the hospital. She has been having the issue for a long time so she will go to the doctor and wear a heart monitor for 24 hours to get a snapshot of the issue.