June 27, 2008

Please talk me down from the ledge

So my sister calls me last night and starts off the conversation with, "Well, the reason I'm calling, and I don't want to alarm you, but..."

Evidently, she had tried calling mom three times yesterday evening between 8:30 and 10:30 p.m. and mom never picked up. It's very unlike mom to not be home that late at night, especially if she has to work the next day. She's usually in bed by 9:00 p.m. or so.

However, her machine didn't pick up either, it just rang and rang. So I'm trying to sit on the optimistic side of things and say Well, maybe she turned the machine off, or even the ringer off, when she went to bed. Or the line came loose from the wall and her bedroom phone isn't ringing.

No matter how you slice it, I'm worried. She's almost 70, she had a cold the last time I spoke to her, and she's a transplant patient. Although she's sailed through having the transplant and has had ZERO problems with it, they did only give her an extra ten years with the new heart. This Christmas, it'll be seven.

So someone please reassure me that she's fine!! I'm not ready to go down that road.


Half-Past Kissin' Time said...

I've been in your shoes. I would do a couple of things to avoid future problems:

1) Get the phone number of a neighbor or two who could check on her for you.

2) If you don't have a key to her house, get one. We have been stuck outside my MIL's house with no way to get in and not knowing if she is okay.

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