Monday, January 19, 2009
Can You Spare Another Prayer or Two?
My grandfather went into the hospital yesterday and is in ICU with an infection and a breathing tube. Before this happened he told my mom he'd been dreaming of everybody, all the dead relatives. The doctors & nurses keep him sedated because he keeps trying to pull the tube out of his throat. I kept myself pulled together while I was on the phone with my mom, but then one of my brothers called to see what was going on (he hadn't been able to get in touch with our parents) and I started bawling. I'm okay now, just in limbo again, waiting for the phone to ring and for my mom to tell me it's over. My mom's tired. My heart hurts.