Last Wednesday, our phone rang at 12:30AM. My dad and I were still awake and he answered, it was my Aunt. My dad's younger brother was in severe pain and she had no idea what to do. My dad was pretty sure it was a kidney stone (he had one this past fall) so he told my Aunt to call an ambulance and take him to the ER. My dad then drove over to their house and was able to go with them to the hospital.
The next morning I found out that it was a lot more serious than a kidney stone. At 3:00AM my Uncle had had emergency surgery because a CAT scan showed that his aorta had ruptured and he was bleeding to death internally. ( I really dislike human anatomy -always have - so I don't know much about your aorta, but I know it's the artery that all the other ones pour into, and it's the main one).
I also found out that my Uncle, he should have died. The surgeon told my Aunt and Dad that if the only reason my Uncle was alive was the fact that the rupture was in the back of the aorta.
My Aunt and Uncle have four kids, ages 10-3, and another baby is due in October. This past week their youngest, Lauren, has been staying at our house. And today her older sister (6) joined her at our house. Nights are especially rough as first Lauren, and then tonight, both girls cried for their Mom and Dad. I've spent the past two nights sleeping on our recliner in our living room with Lauren on my lap because she only sleeps if you hold her.
My Uncle moved out of the ICU today, but he'll be at the hospital for a while longer. Please pray for my Uncle, Aunt and cousins. This was so sudden and everything happened so fast. It's crazy to think that he's already been in the hospital for an entire week.