We are using this site to keep concerned family and friends updated on Mom's health. While she and Dad were traveling to Brazil, mom got sick on the flight into São Paulo. She has been in the hospital since then. Test show that she has had a small heart attack. This was probably caused by some coronary artery disease and having a low blood count while traveling in airplane conditions. They are doing some tests now to identify any possible bleeding sites. She will then have a cardiac catheterization to try to clear three coronary artery's. Presently she is weak with some shortness of breath, due to having some congestive heart failure after the heart attack. Dad is with her, and he is doing well at the moment. We are grateful for your prayers and support, and will try to keep this site updated. They have friends with them at the moment, Cathy and Douglas are in process of getting visas.