I was a bit down in the dumps last night so started posting a really whiney blog , thought better of it and went off to bed. Thank goodness for that. I must seem really shallow when I think my little problems have anything to say in view of Hurricane Katrina, and other world altering events.
Tonight I went to a meeting of people who do pastoral care for our church, visiting the shut-ins, home communions, care calls etc.
One of the loveliest ladies suddenly left the room and collapsed outside the door. Tim, our leader, picked her up and sat her in one of the pews. She seemed out of it for a couple of minutes. I noticed her speech was slurred so an ambulance was called and also her daughter who was there in a few minutes.
We all hovered around and tried to give her what comfort we could, asking questions to test her ability to remember and I gave her the hand presses etc I had been shown for Ray. She was very sick, into a bag, several times and still seemed pale and hot so the paramedics after some observation did decide to take her to emergency rooms for further tests.
I am hoping her condition is improving while she is there. I was wondering if we were all over-reacting but with previous experience of strokes I did not want this good friend to go on home thinking it was nothing, or of little consequence and wake up paralysed tomorrow.
I always think:"Better safe than sorry".