Just when I thought we were through, more lessons arrive.
We are in an ICU due to a stroke from a hole in Rose’s heart.( Look up PFO.)
ROSE IS FINE NOW…
Here are the lessons for you parents.
1. Know the phone numbers of your child’s friends. This was critical. We got a strange text from Rose with EMS at the end. We knew something was wrong, but could not get her.
A friend on her floor, whose number I had, alerted me that Rose left her dorm in an ambulance.
2. Your child must share their condition with others. Rose’s suitemate called 911. The local hospital gave her tPA before transport to a bigger hospital. This saved Rose. She is recovering because of quick intervention.
3. Your child needs to keep 24 hours of medications on them if possible. It took the hospital 20 hours to get one of Rose’s medications to her room. We were sweating bullets.
That’s it for now. When I entered Rose’s room in ICU, one of her few sentences was,
” Mama you had better start that second book.”
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