Saturday, May 9, 2009
I don't do Mother's Day very well. My mother passed away when I was in my early 20's, so many years ago. How I have missed her so much! Her untimely death still infuriates me! She became sick, and was rushed to the hospital, a place that she had not had to be in for some 20+ years. The family was unable to locate me, as this was the days before cell phones. She kept asking if I had arrived, and to this day, I do not know if she ever knew that I DID make it. When I did arrive at the E.R., I was told I could NOT go in to see her, that she was only "putting on". After she had been in the E.R. for 1 hour and 45 mins., some quack of a doctor examined her, and told the family to take her home, as it was only a stomach virus. I stood at the door to look in on her, and told my brother that she did NOT look like she was ready to go home to me. I decided I would load her up, and take her to another Lake Charles hospital. I left the E.R. and went to get my car to bring around to the E.R. entrance, and when I got back, she had already passed away! Excuse me? What a stomach virus! THEN the hospital wanted to know if I would like to go in and see her. Was I ever MAD!! "No, NOT NOW". Why didn't you let me in when she was alive? Our family had an autopsy done, and found she had gall stones, and only needed gall bladder surgery, which we had told the doctor we "thought" was wrong with her in the first place. The autopsy stated that due to no medical attention for so long a period of time, brought on the heart attack. Any use to sue the doctor/hospital? NO........we would have had to "get in line". Sure do miss my mom. She was a special lady. My card today is one that I made for my MIL. She is in her mid 80's, and still lives alone. God has really blessed her, and her family to be able to have had their mother all these years. HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY to all you moms out there.