Letter: Clements thanks all who helped his wife
Wednesday, December 20, 2017 - 11:55am
Around 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28, my wife, Sylvia, called me from the parking lot at Jay’s Hardware in Wrens and said she was too sick to continue driving home to Louisville.
My brother, Ray, took me to Jay’s. When I got there she was slumped in the driver’s seat, noticeably weak, so I helped her out to take her to the passenger front seat but she passed out and was unresponsive for several minutes.
Fortunately my friend Harry Evans and Cole (a Jay’s Hardware employee) were loading a vehicle adjacent to all this and Harry helped me get Sylvia into a more comfortable position while Cole called for an ambulance. Actually, Harry took over most all of Sylvia’s care because I was shook up and exhausted from struggling with Sylvia. Within two or three minutes we had first responders and law enforcement personnel galore and the lights lit up the area like a carnival.
The ambulance arrived from Louisville in a few minutes and things began to look a little better. The Gold Cross Ambulance crews are all on a first-name basis with Sylvia and me because we are possibly their most consistent customer and shortly we were on our way to University Hospital in Augusta.
Things went well at University and Sylvia was safely back home around midnight. I suppose this went as close to perfect as possible and hopefully those of you who find yourselves in a similar situation will be able to tell a story with similar endings. Rest assured that if it happens anywhere near Jay’s Hardware you can expect similar assistance. Just hope that Harry Evans and Cole are there.
Many thanks to all of you for making this a happy ending!