At 7:19 EST this morning, Flannista got a call from her father with the news that my mother had had a heart attack. He called from his car on the way to the hospital. He had no information other than that.
Ten minutes ago, my oldest sister called to tell me that my mother was out of emergency and in a hospital room where she, according to my sister, "sounded feisty" -- my sister's way of saying my mother was pissed to be there. Tests are being run, etc., but apparently my mother had "decades of untreated high blood pressure" which has damaged her heart. She never went to the doctor. My father had a very serious heart attack in 2004 and had quintuple by-pass surgery. None of us knew that my mother also had heart disease.
She's alive. I'll keep you posted and would covet your prayers.