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Life. It doesn’t matter how often it happens, I just can’t get used to the little scratches-on-the-record, blips on the radar, hiccups, curveballs, etc., etc., to infinity, life sends our way sometimes. I called my mom yesterday to tell her my Costco has Schmidt’s deodorant 3-packs now, and see if she wants me to bring her some when we meet at the beach next week for vacation. She didn’t answer, but called me back later to tell me that my sister is very sick and will be moved to the hospital later that day.
Right now my sister is stable, in ICU, at the hospital in Atlanta with bacterial pneumonia. She is improving and will probably be moved out of ICU to a regular room later today. They just want to see her blood oxygen levels up higher before they move her. So far, her doctor says she’s good to go to the beach on Sunday for our family vacation, she just won’t feel great, or be able to do a lot besides sit.
I am going to the doctor right now because I had/have a cold that I’ve been nursing since last week when my sister was here for work. I called the doctor to find out if there’s a way to test to see if I could have the same pneumonia (thinking I don’t have it…just a cold), and she wants me to come in for an office visit. Better safe than sorry I guess.
For a moment yesterday everything was turned upside down. And I am so far away. (As if I could just be there and make everything better) Haha…me with my control issues.
Everything happens 🙂
*update: I am fine, just a cold, as I thought. My sister is doing much better, so they’re switching her diagnosis to viral pneumonia. She’s off oxygen now and walking around a little. They’re going to move her to a regular hospital room for the night and hopefully home tomorrow!
Family sickness can be one of the hardest curve balls life throws and being far away makes it worse. I hope that you just have a cold and that everyone is able to enjoy vacation.
Oh gosh, Grechen, I’m so sorry about your sister and hope she is feeling better soon. Take care of yourself, too.
Yikes–not the kind of phone call anyone wants to get. Wishing your sister a quick recovery!
Rebecca | Seven2Seven8 says
How scary about your sister. I am so glad her prognosis is good and you’ll all be together on vacation soon. Hope all is well with you.
Thanks for the update. Enjoy your holiday together.
I am so sorry Grechen. Happy to hear you are OK and your sister is getting better. My little one (just turned three) was diagnosed with cancer this past December and I feel like most days I’m walking around with a veil between myself and the rest of the world. Nothing really seems to matter without good health. Hope you all get to enjoy your time together.
Grechen Reiter says
oh my goodness!! i am so sorry for you and your family. i can’t even imagine how you are feeling and dealing with everything.
Thank you. Needless to say, it’s pretty awful. That being said, we have such a differenct perspective on nearly everything these days. I guess that is some kind of silver lining…
Praying for a swift recovery for your sister. I had my dear sister with me for 8 days (she flew home Sunday) and I miss her so much. She started a new chemotherapy for her Stage 4 Breast Cancer (diagnosed 4 years ago) and every single minute we spend together is a blessing!!
Countess Isadora says
I know how hard it is to be away from family during times like this, even if you can’t do anything about it, it feels better just to physically be there. I wish a speedy recovery to your sister! All my hugs to you!
Very sorry, Grechen – and glad you will be together soon to keep your sister’s spirits up and be great company while she recovers!