As you can tell, I took an unexpected day off today. I may post a little more after I get the kids in bed, though.
At 7 or so AM this morning, I rolled over to check my phone and see what time it was. I had missed texts from my mom and brother.
Mom: Call me on cell
Chip: Mom’s in the hospital.
WHAT??? WHAT?!?!?!? **Insert panic and freaking out here**
Called my brother and he answers with a “I’ll call ya back!”. More on that later.
I call my mom and apparently she had gone to bed around 10pm last night only to wake up at midnight with chest pains. She didn’t want to wake us up (Come on Mom, like we really sleep much with 4 kids anyways!!). My 89 year old grandfather lives with her and he drove her to the hospital. Yes, insert more panicking here. Grandpa? DRIVING??? Not for the faint of heart.
Later we find out he had gotten lost trying to get home and was driving around Athens at 3am. Thank the Lord he made it home safely.
Anyways, I start getting ready to go up to the hospital and I text my sister in law to see if my brother is on the way to the hospital. Her reply? My brother was just in a wreck. Hence the “I’ll call ya back”.
More freaking out. Yes, I tend to freak out quite easily.
My brother was on his way home from his job at a fire station toward Atlanta when the person in front of him nearly stopped on I-85. He slammed on his brakes to avoid hitting the person and his brakes locked up. He did a complete 360 in the middle of 85. Someone else hit him on the front passenger side. Thankful it wasn’t worse. Car is being scrapped 🙁
I start heading to pick up my grandpa, pick him up, and head to the hospital. Thankful I was able to get ahold of my bestie and she watched my crew.
Mom went through all the normal cardiac tests, was made into a human pin-cushion, but checked out A-OK. Very thankful. She was released this afternoon and I took them home and picked up the kids.
Now just trying to relax! Hope you all had a great day! We are very blessed to have my mom and brother here with us. I think it’s time to put the kids and bed and crack open the wine!
Oh, and just for fun, here’s our “We’re bustin’ outta here” photo as we left the hospital 🙂