I'm sorry to keep bothering all of you about this stuff. There's just nobody else I really want to talk to about it.
It's early New Year's morning, (about 9:00). Cheri started feeling bad on December 30 but it seemed like a bad cold had hit. Nothing unusual for having just been in the hospital for 3 days. But New Year's Eve she started feeling worse. Was beginning to worry but I had to go play last night. Was a long night. I was gone about 10 hours and was beat. Still I like to unwind for a while when I get home. I got home about 3:00 AM and didn't go to bed till about 5:00. Cheri was making just enough noise to keep me awake and finally at 6:00, she asked me to take her back to the hospital. So I got up and got dressed. She made it to the other side of the house but was so weak and dizzy, she couldn't make it out to the car. So, I called the ambulance. I left the house at the same time the ambulance did so I got there right behind them.
It was a long, cold walk from the parking lot to the emergency room. By then they had admitted her but I couldn't go back yet. I sat waiting until about 8:00 AM and finally got up to ask if they'd forgotten me. No, she was in X-ray. X-ray? Anyway, I finally got in and helped her as much as I could. She had me call her Mom. She finally told me to go home and get to sleep. (The hospital is I think, only 5 or 6 blocks away.) I was about to fall asleep so I came home.
Now here I am, totally exhausted but still wide awake. I had to move some furniture around so the paramedics could get the gurney in and I moved that back when I got home. Now I'm just sitting here wondering what in the world is going on and what in the world is going to happen. Not the best way to start the new year. Anyway, thanks everybody for being here. Kind of helps to organize my thoughts when I put it all down. John
John, I am always here. I admit I sometimes miss posts for a day or so, so please, after posting a message consider emailing me. I am happy to listen all you need! I have tried to email you directly with the email you have on your account here, but I am unsure it is right as I never had a reply. I know about feeling you can say things here, and last try was why I tried to email you. Lots happening here too.
How is Cheri now? What did the x-rays show? That was an awful way to start the new year. You are both in my thoughts and prayers of course. Will she be staying there tonight?
You do need to try to get some sleep. I know it is hard, but you are in worse shape with no sleep. Perhaps you can go to the hospital and sleep in the room with Cheri?
David and the CoolCyberCats
John So sorry Cheri is not doing well this is David's site but I am also here and always willing to listen and hope it can give some comfort. Hi David and Peggy. Tim
John, I'm just so sorry to read about this. You both have gone through so much and I just am praying so hard that things will turn out OK. I hope you have been able to get some sleep. Keep us posted. Peggy
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Thanks Everybody! I shouldn't expect a reply to every post. I'm just never sure who sees what and I don't want you to have to read 20 posts when you do come in.
I have to admit, I've kind of let Email fall by the wayside. I doubt seriously whether my current Email is the one you have and at any rate, I'm terrible about checking it.
I admit too that much to my disappointment, I find I am not Superman. New Year's Eve I only got about 2 hours of sleep, then got up and did a normal day's work. Feeding the animals, doing the dishes, even the daily push-ups. Then I visited Cheri in the hospital for a couple hours, and went to pick up Karly to help straighten up the house. I watched uncounted "Twilight Zones" and even played a game of chess. Then suddenly, boom!
In less than a minute's time, I started freezing and every muscle started to ache. I went to bed but every time I rolled over I froze and muscles would ache. I slept off and on for about 13 hours. Now I'm so tired I don't know how I'll get anything done. Probably won't get much done today. John
Then don't do a lot today. Go visit Cheri and then sleep.