A couple of hours after husband and I got home from taking care of Taz, my sister called. (I have 3 sibs from my Dad and Step-mom....20 yr. old sis-A, 17 yr. old brother-G and 14 yr. old sis-S) My step mom (M) had a nasty cardiac episode today (the doctor's aren't calling it a heart attack yet. I think they suspect some sort of stroke or similar happening in conjunction with the heart thing). My sister A had to do chest compressions until the ambulance got there. The EMT's wound up having to zap M as her heart had stopped. She's now sedated and on a vent in the cardiac ICU. They are going to do a heart cath in the morning to see what they can see and also some sort of brain function test. I'm so thankful that A was there (and so damn proud of her too!) to keep M alive until the ambulance got there. I'm also grateful in a way that S wasn't home. I don't know how she would have handled it and she didn't need to see any of that. Right now, Dad is at the hospital and myself, A and G are at their house. A grabbed a quick shower and is going back. G and I will stay the night here and go up in the morning. So....that's the story as I know it so far. I'm staying up here for I don't know how long yet and am using my brother's computer. I'll update when I can. Any prayers, thoughts, beads, naked liver dances....whatever you got....we need right now.