Tuesday, July 19, 2011

What a night!
There's something to be said about emergency surgery...there's no time to think, worry, or fret. Karin and I had a memorable night with our mother, Mary Lou Rush, Monday evening.

About 11 pm, I drove my mom to the emergency room in Springfield, about an hour's drive for us. It took quite some time to get in a room, then also more time for examinations and other things. I always call Karin for emergency room visits so that she can share the fun, but I had intended to let her sleep this one out. However, about 3 am, I decided that the way things were progressing, that she needed to be there, too. After a specific test at 4:30 am, they decided that Mother had a ruptured appendix. By 6 am, she was in surgery.

After she was out of surgery and in a room, Karin stayed with her while I went home to get some sleep. Right now, we've switched shifts and Karin is getting some rest.

Stacey and Allison and Don have been at SG all day trying to get the rest of the Super Sketch Club packed. We had a good amount of them done before this happened, and it's looking like we'll still be able to ship on time, with about half of the boxes going out on Wednesday and half on Thursday. Anyway, that's our goal.

I have a class on Thursday that I'm going to go ahead and cancel. Karin and I will be taking turns here at the hospital for at least five days as my mother recuperates and they make sure that there are no problems with infection.

From time to time, this is what happens when you're a small family business. Family comes first, business comes second. The great thing, I know that all of you understand that.

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

take your time getting the kits out, we can wait

Cindy said...

That's right-taking care of Mom, yourselves comes first, then business!

LeAnne Smith said...

Of course we understand family comes first...take care of your mom and don't forget to take care of yourselves!

Wishing your Mom a quick and complete recovery, and sending all of you thoughts of love.

Anna C said...

Hope your Mom is improving. And family absolutely comes first!

Linda said...

What a scare for your mom. Pray all goes well for her.

crimsoncat05 said...

oh my goodness, I'm glad they caught it in time- a ruptured appendix is no joke, for sure!! Sending your mother wishes for a fast and complete recovery! (and rest and relaxation for the rest of your family, as well!)

Angela L. said...

Your Mom will be in my thoughts and prayers.......

Julie said...

Absolutely, family always comes first! TAke your of your mom. Everyone can wait on the kits!

thetachigurl said...

Praying for your guys! Kits should be the last thing on your mind! Take care of family first always! You girls are wonderful!! Thank you all for being so awesome!

KarlaW said...

Prayers for a speedy recovery for your mom. And don't worry....family always comes first.

Scrapbook Generation said...

Thanks for all your concern. It's much appreciated during this difficult time! -- Debbie

Christina M said...

Hope your mom gets well soon!! Prayers being sent Your way!!

christina mattingly said...

Prayers being sent your way!! Hope your mom gets well soon!!

Penny Peck said...

We are family! Much prayers

Beth said...

Kits can wait...family cannot. Praying for fast and complete recovery.

Yvonne said...

I will be praying for your mom. Family first, business second.

The Mancilla Family said...

I hope your mom feels better very soon-being surrounded by a loving family always helps! Definitely agree that family comes first, and business second!

 
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