My mom is having a hard time, she had a couple of small strokes last February and once they got her meds regulated she has been fairly normal . . . until the 3rd. She complained of chest pain. I think heart-attack so off to the ER we all go. It ends up being a pulled chest muscle from when she coughed. whew. Then this past Monday she started not feeling good again. Tuesday her pulse is racing (150) so to the Dr. & ER. They poked. They prodded. They xrayed and came to no conclusions and her pulse dropped back to a normal rate within a couple of hours. They adjusted her med's and sent her home. This morning she was feeling fine, so I was going to drop off some groceries on my way home. I get over there and her pulse is about 86, but coming down. I call the heart Dr. and they tell me to take her to the ER. In the meantime her pulse has returned to normal. So she is definitely not going to the ER now. She ate a little lunch, and was feeling good so I came home. I called her back after talking to the family Dr. (who said the same as the heart Dr.) I told her what they said and that if it happens again, to call me and we will go to the ER. She's frustrated, I'm frustrated but mostly I'm scared. My mom is 83, so I know no matter how you look at it, time is running out. I had never thought of my parents as being old but taking a good look at them last Feb. when this all started, I realized that they are. They are elderly now, and now my Bro & I are taking care of them. I don't mind, I would do anything for them but I don't want them to be old. I don't want to loose them and I know that realistically that it will happen someday. I just don't want it to happen now. :no: Not yet. No, not yet. Just a little more time, please.