April 16, 2008

Horrible day.

Yesterday is a day that will forever go down in my book as one of the worst days ever. It started off nicely enough but things took a turn for the worse quickly.

It all started while I was in a morning meeting, just after the meeting started one of my employees came into the conference room and advised us of an emergency. An employee that doesn't report to me had collapsed at her desk. Her supervisor, another and the managers went to check on her. The rest of us stayed in the conference room to finish the meeting. We paused for a moment when the ambulance arrived and then continued on. A couple of minutes later when it left with in minutes of arrival lights and sirens we knew something bad had happened. Usually when we have an incident the ambulance arrives, they stay for about 15 minutes prior to leaving and they leave rather slowly.

Upon leaving the room we were hit with the information that the employee had passed out at her desk, was having trouble breathing and they had issues finding a pulse. They had put an AED (Automatic Emergency Defibrillator) in order to find a heart beat. About an hour later our office was hit with the news that the employee had died. Most of the day was spent trying to comfort and support an emotionally devastated staff.

Then last night around 9:45 my phone rings. There is breathing on the other end and I have to say hello twice before I get anything. It was my mother. She was calling to say that she wasn’t feeling good, she was rather incoherent and wasn’t completing sentences. Then we were disconnected. I jumped off of the couch, grabbed my keys to head to her house as fast as Ktreva’s van could take me. While in route I called her back to see if I could get specifics and to see if I needed to call 911. I thought maybe Dad was out and she was alone having problems.

When I called her back she told me she was heading to the hospital, Dad was driving. She handed the phone to Dad and he told me she was having chest pains and was complaining of not feeling good. They told me not to head over as there wasn’t anything I could do at this time. So I turned around and went home.

Through out the night and this morning I received news that she was being admitted and that they were running tests. This morning Dad tells me that no matter what happens, Mom is not going to be working for the rest of the week, which is to be expected. He also told me that mom was stable and that the doctor was in checking on here and preparing to run some more tests to make sure everything is okay.

Needless to say, not much sleep last night.

Posted by Contagion in Stories about me. at April 16, 2008 06:38 AM | TrackBack

Sending prayers to you and your family.

Posted by: Quality Weenie at April 16, 2008 06:43 AM

Prayers to your mom and to your co-worker's family. And {hugs} to you and yours.

Posted by: oddybobo at April 16, 2008 06:57 AM

Oh my - I'm so sorry. Sending prayers for your mom.

Posted by: Teresa at April 16, 2008 10:55 AM

Oh crap - prayers on the way from here as well! I hope that the outcome is a good one...

Posted by: Richmond at April 16, 2008 01:56 PM

Same goes for Me & Wil, hope your Mom is okay.

Posted by: red at April 16, 2008 03:11 PM

Thoughts and prayers from this side of the pond.

Posted by: bx19 at April 16, 2008 03:25 PM

Good Lord. We've had many people die while at work at Company X and it sucks... devastating. I"m so sorry. And your Mom... Yikes! Just a little stress in the Contagion Family. Y'all are in my thoughts.

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Posted by: vw bug at April 17, 2008 10:19 AM

You are all always in our prayers.

Posted by: og at April 17, 2008 03:38 PM

My prayers are with you my friend. +

Posted by: Wes at April 17, 2008 06:56 PM