I wanted to second Stephanie's "thank you" to Sherry for getting Scott and Stephanie around to clinic on Thursday. That was a major worry and huge relief! You are a true gem.
Things were that way as I was out of town for a few days. Officially for some annual work meetings we have in Atlanta. It was also timed so I could be in town up there for my mother's heart surgery. It was originally scheduled for Wednesday, but got postponed to Friday due to an inordinate amount of "emergency" cases piling into the hospital on Tuesday. Obviously that worked on my mom's nerves, which were at an end anyway.
So then Thursday evening rolls around - and yet another call for postponement. This time until next Wednesday morning. So now there are no nerves left with her, and one can hardly blame her.
I decided to not change my flight back yesterday, and flew back home as scheduled. Not the simplest of decisions. Now we wait for her surgery on Wednesday. I hope there are no more delays. She's been dealing with the stress of waiting for such a few months now actually, and just wants to proceed.
I've gotten to beyond the point of being shocked by all of the medical issues around us. It just seems there is an endless stream of problems for everyone in our circle. I'm weary of it. I think it has all just numbed me into a state of "lack of shock". We have all heard so much about so many around us, our brains have stopped processing from an emotional state. We're likely not very healthy in the mental perspective. But we weren't exactly the most sane folks before any of this anyway.
Scott is feeling better today, and it appears most of his cyclical pain has faded away. He seemed pretty upbeat most of the day, even though it was grey and rainy all day. Probably will be that way all weekend, thanks to Gustav. It was nice to see him chipper and happy when I got home last night. The kid has one of the biggest hearts I've ever seen and we keep hoping this ordeal won't change that part of him. Hopefully he'll be up for a short trip somewhere tomorrow.
Speaking of Gustav - seems it is headed just west of where Katrina hit 3 years ago. My oldest brother still lives on the coast of Mississippi, and I hope he heeds and gets out of the way.