Saturday, June 11, 2011

Long Day

Jilda and I've been at the hospital with my younger sister. She began having problems just before midnight last night and was rushed to the emergency room. She had an emergency hysterectomy, tonight.
She came through surgery fine. As they rolled her from the OR to ICU, about 15 of us in the waiting room started singing happy birthday to her.
One of the nurses pushing the gurney said, "Is it her birthday?" We said no, we just felt like singing happy birthday. Everybody, including Christie who was doped up and higher than a kite, had a good laugh. Of course she was so high, she would have laughed at a puppy being thrown into a wood chipper. But it was good to see her smiling face.
The bed is calling me. As my lovely spouse often says:
Good night, sweet dreams.


  1. I hope that she will be OK, sweet dreams to you both!

  2. Oh my goodness!!! I'm glad your sister is ok! Happy birthday to her! Everyday should be her birthday! Yay! I hope you all now have a good rest! Take care

  3. Glad your sister is ok and hope she continues to improve. Love the birthday song idea. Great way to lift someone's spirits. Rest now and take care.

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  4. So glad the surgery went well. So sorry though that she had to endure that. What a sweet supportive family. Love the birthday song!!!

  5. Best wishes to your sister for a speedy recovery. Laughing is always good medicine.

  6. Oh I feel so bad for her. How wonderful though to have family and friends to rally around you. I hope all goes well for her these next months. Easy recovery and Life filled.

  7. I'm so glad she came through the surgery well. How sweet to sing to her!

  8. Thanks all. They moved my sister in a private room today and when we went to see her, she looked great.
    It was a very tense day, but I think I'll be able to sleep well tonight.


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