Mothers Day and Pericarditis!
S P Oldham
Spent most of mothers day in hospital with my 21 year old son! The paramedics were called to his workplace, who decided to take him in for assessment. Turns out he has Pericarditis - inflammation of the lining of the heart! He has been in quite a lot of pain with it, but was comforted somewhat by the fact that he wasn't having a heart attack, as he at first thought, bless him. He is bed bound today and I am playing nurse - had to take the day off work but the fact is, when it comes right down to it, as much as I love my job and it is important to me, it will always come second to my family. NOT the best mothers day I have ever had on the one hand - on the other hand, the best mothers day ever - because he came home, it wasn't imminently threatening and, with rest and treatment, he will recover. Here's to all the mums (and dads) who cannot say the same thing xx