On Monday night, Granddaddy and I got a phone call from Matt's cell phone; but it was Beth telling us that she had Matt at the emergency room for a very severe headache with slurred speech and numbness in his left arm. Yes, our 1st thoughts were stroke or heart attack. We flew north as fast as we could (I'm still surprised the patrol we passed didn't stop us). After running a number of tests, the diagnosis came back as aseptic meningitis. Twenty-four hours later, Matt was released from the hospital, still with a bad headache but no numbness or slurred speech. He has a follow up appointment tomorrow with a possible referral to a neurologist. We praise God that his diagnosis was no worse than what it was and that our worse fears didn't become realities. We still worry but will feel better once he has seen the neurologist.
When we got the call, we had just come from visiting Miss Marguerite in the hospital. If you remember, in June I posted here about a trip Miss Marguerite and I took with the Senior group at church. From the time I was in high school trying to learn to type under her guidance, she has been a very important part of my life. She offered guidance to me when I was trying to decide on a career and college, was a sounding board when my children were little and became a wonderful comfort when my sweet Mama went to Jesus. I'll never forget the trips together to watch her daughter, Deb, play high school basketball and all of those FBLA trips!! When she retired, she was such a big help to me as I tried to fill her position. I never felt adequate but she always encouraged me.
Today, Miss Marguerite joined her precious Mr. Dick at the feet of Jesus. She had a very bad three weeks in the hospital; but I, as well as her children and grandchildren, was not ready for her to go home. I'm so glad I had the time on Monday to tell her how much I loved her as she squeezed my hand so tightly and told me she loved me, too.
Sweet Lady, you will be greatly missed.
I love you!