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[Jun. 30th, 2006|11:09 pm]
You might have noticed that I haven't blogged in a while. Then again, this isn't the first time I've skipped a day or six, so maybe you didn't notice.

This has been a hard week. My sister had some minor surgery last week. The kind where you rest for a day afterwards, then go on with your life. Only she didn't feel better the next day. Or the day after. And by the day after that, she was blacking out. We took her to the emergency room, and the short version is that she had a series of cascading complications. She spent a few days in the ICU at that hospital, then was transferred to another, larger hospital with a higher level of care. It was a very dark time.

This evening she moved out of ICU into an "Intermediate Care" room. She is still on oxygen and has started on long-term blood thinners. The embolisms in her lungs are still very large but will, with time, break up. The temporary filter they inserted to keep the clots in her legs from moving to her lungs or heart will at some point have to be replaced with a more permanent filter. It will be a long recovery. I'm scared to even type that, because I feel like I'm tempting fate. I don't know that I'll ever be able to hear the phone ring again without my heart dropping out of my body.

Please send prayers and good thoughts for my sister.

From: (Anonymous)
2006-07-01 06:01 am (UTC)
I am so glad you posted this. I've been thinking of you and your sister and was hoping and praying that her condition had improved. I'll keep up the prayers! Love you to the moon & back, Milli/Laurie
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[User Picture]From: marshmelococoa
2006-07-01 11:33 am (UTC)
oh wow. How scary. I'm glad she's improving and even though the recovery may be long, I hope it goes smoothly. Lots of prayers and positivity coming from me. Take care of yourself too.
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[User Picture]From: julzlady
2006-07-01 01:00 pm (UTC)
I've been doing just that. Please let me know if there's ANYTHING I can do for you. Even fly to Texas and give you a hug. I'm glad to hear she's on the way to recovery (even if it's a slow road).

Love and more positive thoughts...
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[User Picture]From: causedujour
2006-07-01 01:02 pm (UTC)
How scary! My love and thoughts are with your families.
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From: (Anonymous)
2006-07-01 03:35 pm (UTC)
I am praying and keeping your whole family in my thoughts and prayers. How are your folks doing?

I will continue to pray for a full recovery.

God Bless.

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From: blissonbliss
2006-07-01 03:39 pm (UTC)
I've been checking my other email everyday for more news. I am so relieved she's well enough to get out of ICU. I'm still hoping and praying and sending you all the good support vibes I can.
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[User Picture]From: domesticharmony
2006-07-01 05:12 pm (UTC)
I hope things are better. June's been a crappy month, huh? You're in my thoughts. *hugs*
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From: (Anonymous)
2006-07-01 05:24 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry I couldn't make it to the funeral. How are you and Bill doing?
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[User Picture]From: domesticharmony
2006-07-01 05:41 pm (UTC)
Well, I wouldn't have expected you to come to the funeral, with everything that's happened to your sister; so don't feel badly about that. Bill and I are sad, numb, et.al. I just try to remember the times when she was living and full of fun.
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From: spritzcourt
2006-07-02 06:02 pm (UTC)
I am so sorry - sending good thoughts for your sister, you, and your family.
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[User Picture]From: quaero_verum
2006-07-10 04:51 pm (UTC)
I haven't checked the FL in a while, so just now reading this. Hope things are going better.

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