Hello everyone. Could you all please keep my Mom in your prayers? I called her earlier this evening and didn’t even recognize her voice. I asked her if she was okay and she told me no. Well, I could tell that she was in excruciating pain. I helped her calm down while on the phone with her (she lives an hour away or I would have went to her house) and she explained what was going on. She told me she was having excruciating pain in her back. I then asked her if she needed to go to the emergency room and she told me that she didn’t know if she could afford it or not. I reassured her that everything would be okay with that and then I asked her for her address because I would not be able to find the place where she lives easily. I then asked her if she was okay with me calling 911 for her. She was okay with that and I called 911. Our local dispatcher connected me with her county’s dispatcher and I gave them the address. They couldn’t confirm the address so they called her to get the correct address just in case I had misunderstood. Finally, I was able to call her again a few minutes later since I had promised to call her back and she said she was going to call someone else to take her. From then on out until about 30 minutes ago is kind of fuzzy.
Anyway, my Grandma (her mom) said that she took the ambulance to the hospital and then that a family friend went and picked her up from the hospital. But on to the point, she was diagnosed with Shingles. For those of you who don’t know what Shingles is, it is caused by either the same virus or a similar virus to that of Chicken Poxs. Anyway, Shingles is when this virus infects the nerve endings and it causes excruciating pain wherever the rash appears. That’s about all I know about it.
So, I called her about 30 minutes ago and she was on her way home from the hospital. Thanks and glory to God that she is okay! The doctors at the emergency room gave her a few different medications and she is going to be out of work for at least a couple more days.
Finally, please keep my Mom in your prayers. Her Dad, my Grandpa, had Shingles in 2005 and it was very severe for him. He no longer has it but my point is that I know how badly Shingles can affect a person because two of my Grandparents have had it. I am worried that it might get that bad with my Mom. Please keep her in your prayers. Thank you.