Monthly Archives: February 2011

From one hospital to another

Just one more thing in the midst of all the other but to back up some first. I mentioned the one friend who came for my mom’s death but there was another who came even earlier (actually there were two but this is this friend’s story – the other on… Continue reading

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Another Death

Today was the memorial service for the sister of a dear friend. She was only almost 50 years old but developed cancer. She and my friend had been close growing up – there were several more in the family but they were basically the two closest toge… Continue reading

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Motorcycle Meltdown

More catch-upIn the midst of all the drama with our little one (well, actually just before – on my Birthday even! I mean, come on!) got a phone call from the oldest son – my motorcycle mania one – the one who SOLD his motorcycle he’d just spend al… Continue reading

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Mom and Dad night out

Even though, yes, they had one of a sorts the night I stayed with the little one in PICU instead of them. But actually they did stay with her the next night after they’d taken her off the ventilator and the tubes out. Then the next night she got m… Continue reading

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And being watched

Meanwhile, while I was in the waiting room while they got my little granddaughter ready in NICU, a lady showed up asking for son and dil. When I told her they were not there she asked if I was the grandmother, could I answer some questions about t… Continue reading

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Waiting and watching (and listening)

When we got to the waiting room there was a deathly pall over it. They’re often not pleasant places to be but a definite oppressive atmosphere hovered over this one. What made it especially poignant for me was a young man about son’s age, the fath… Continue reading

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So Close

Headed over to the pediatrician’s with what when I got there was this little lifeless lump of love. Got right in to see the doctor – well, it actually wasn’t the doctor – at least not the one we saw last time, that I really liked – so that concern… Continue reading

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