Saturday morning, after a nice quiet dinner and time together, Shari woke me at about 5 AM with "I think I am having a heart attack" and she was.
She walked with me down stairs before things got too bad and took two aspirin. I called 911 and our local Volunteer EMS unit arrived in about 8 minutes with three volunteers ready to assess the situation. Due to the distance to the Emergency Room in Galveston and the time of day (the ferry runs on a one hour schedule until 6:40 AM or so. Shari and the Medic in charge decided to call for "Life Flight" to save time and provide advanced cardiac medications. They loaded Shari into the ambulance and headed to the "helipad" in town for transfer, I drove to Galveston which is about an hour drive including the ferry crossing.
I arrived about ten minutes behind Shari and they were getting her ready to go to the Cardiac Cath. Lab to take a look and to repair what they find. They decided to treat the the major blockage and installed a "cardiac stint". The others will wait for a few weeks to determine the best approach. She came out feeling great but tired. They have her in the CCU for today and tomorrow. She was in good spirits and talking but needed rest. I decided to let her sleep as she was in good hands and drive home before I became too tired to do so safely.
The staff told me that they would notify me if anything went wrong while I was away and I will return early in the morning.
Please keep Shari in your thoughts and prayers.
Jake & Shari Angelo
P.O. Box 302
High Island, TX 77623