Richard, words fail me sometimes. I send my most heartfelt prayers and some ((hugs)) across the miles. My mom will be there to greet yours, and help her get into a little bit of mischief along the way.
My Aunt Joanne had 2 stents put in on Sunday, 1 Monday and will have another put in on Tuesday. They are doing them sporadically because her heart did receive damage during the heart attack. Her husband, my uncle Kenneth, says that had she not gone to the little hospital in their small town when she did, she would not be here now. God was watching over her.
Dec. 1st was my grandma's birthday. She said it was surely a good day, as her daughter has survived a heart attack and surgery for having stents put in twice. My grandma isn't usually an optimist, so I have to hand it to her. She's taking this well. Aunt Jo isn't out of the woods yet, but I am hoping that she improves.
My grandma had 4 children. This makes the 3rd one who's had a heart attack. My uncle who had a heart attack took really good care of himself - so it appears this is genetic.