Heart on Fire
The past few days have been trying. The father i never really knew had a heart-attack. My siblings and i still made the choice to rally around him, tell him we love him, and see him off into the unknown of quintuple bypass surgery.
He is truly lucky to be alive. When i heard the story of how he had the heart attack, i almost didn’t believe it. It was his first night on duty as a volunteer ambulance driver. He went down just as he arrived at the station. Within a few seconds, the crew had the defibrillator out, shocked his heart back to life after five jolts, and with chest compressions-his heart started beating again. My father was awake for the last charge of the defririllator.
He said “That jolt could have shocked the worms out of the ground.”