i was going to post a book review

But instead I will post a sad story. A friend of mine's friend Gina just died today. This is what happened:

"Gina just had a baby 2 1/2 weeks ago, it was her 3rd child. She was in her mid 30's. They are saying that she had some sort of postpartum inter-cranial bleeding possibly having to do with her pituitary gland, but have ruled out an anneurism (sp) and an embolism (blood clot).

She actually had had a headache for a couple of days and could not get rid of it, even went to the doctor who gave her an anti inflammatory shot yesterday. She came home and within a few minutes had begun going into seizures, thank GOD her husband was home with her during her maternity leave!!! He was able to call 911 and they rushed her to the hospital. During her trip there, she stopped breathing and her heart also stopped for about 20 minutes. They are calling in specialists, and the one that flew here from back east, who has had the opportunity to examine her this morning says he has only seen 2 other cases like hers, its very rare. We are hoping and praying for a miracle for her. Her husband is in shock and trying to care for a 13 year old a 5 year old and a newborn! We don't know what to think at this point, but we have not given up hope."

I needed to stop complaining, and be thankful for my health and the health of everyone around me. Life is too short.


Bobby & Nicole said...

Wow. Life is too short not to cherish every moment of it, you are right. Maybe someone could start a babysitters/people to call when things get nuts list for her husband.

Erin said...

Such sadness lately Nicole :( Are you holding up all right? You even posted a depressive plant on Facebook.