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!