Living on the ‘in betweens’…

Author: randomandodd  |  Category: Random

On Wednesday, Kathy called me.
“I’m taking mom to the hospital.”

Uh.

There is never a time in my life that I want to hear the words, “Mom” and “Stroke” in the same sentence.

I may or may not have drove over the speed limit to get to Redding.  I got there and she was snuggled in her bed and snoring like a bear…if bears snore, which I like to believe they do.

We snuggled in bed the whole next day.  I got about 4 minutes sleep in 2 days, which is 4 minutes more than my sister got…so I am TOTALLY not complaining.

I got home Friday afternoon to a sick husband and Marina’s birthday party that had 15 or something kids showing up. Thank GOD, Shaun’s ex and her daughter in law helped me out.  After 3 hours in the car by myself, had gotten a wee bit on the stupid side. I played car games with myself. I won.
I played, “name that tune” when I left Redding, but it wasn’t really too hard. If I just kept saying, “DOOBIE BROTHERS” I was getting about 7 out of 10 right.
I caught myself trying to cheat a few times at “Famous Names”.  I kept running out of names that started with H, so I started making up names or using high school classmates.

It was in those 3 hours that I realized that I would NEVER make it in any sort of meditation class.  Somewhere in the first 20 minutes of driving home I told myself, “Self, you should spend these next 3 hours thinking about important things in your life..things about you…things of…weird, I didn’t realize my blinker made that sound. I wonder if I turn it on the other direction it makes a different sound. nope. same sound. it’s cute though. blink. blink. blink.  Wait, what was I thinking about? IMPORTANT STUFF. Yes…let us think upon important things.”  and that lasted until I saw a Cal-Trans helmet laying on the side of the road and that got me to wondering what kind of injuries he had if his helmet is laying in the middle of the two freeways.  Chest tube. He totally had to get a chest tube.

In reality though, I did think about some important things.  Things like; I don’t ever want to hear my mom on Morphine ever again. I don’t want to get another call like that again. I don’t want my sister to have to do it alone if that call has to be made.

I think it was the stress of everything, but I’m sick now. Shaun is sick too.

My boobs…they are alright…no need to worry about them.

24 Responses to “Living on the ‘in betweens’…”

  1. Susie Says:

    Oh, Princess. Fonz, and your whole family are in my prayers. I don’t know details, but I will tell you we’re going through stroke recovery with my MIL right now, and my mom had one several years ago. Both are doing wonderfully. I know Fonz will, too.

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    […] Check it out! While looking through the blogosphere we stumbled on an interesting post today.Here’s a quick excerpt On Wednesday, Kathy called me. “I’m taking mom to the hospital.” Uh. There is never a time in my life that I want to hear the words, “Mom” and “Stroke” in the same sentence. I may or may not have drove over the speed limit to get to Redding.  I got there and she was snuggled in her bed and snoring like a bear…if bears snore, which I like to believe they do. We snuggled in bed the whole next day.  I got about 4 minutes sleep in 2 days, which is 4 minutes more than my sister got…so I am TOnn […]

  3. kimmyk Says:

    Whoa. I hope your mom is okay. [Mom/Fonz, you okay? I hope you’re okay!!] I’m sending prayers your way.

    and dude, the helmet in the road? One could imagine he met an untimely fate. I often wonder if in the event of such a trauma, with all the knowledge I’ve gained watching ER and Grey’s-if I could save someone. I totally bet you could call stat labs Kristine ya know it? I would so for the paddles. Regardless if they were needed or not. CLEAR!

    I’m glad you had a good talk with yourself. Every now and then, it’s needed.
    I hope you feel better soon and Shaun, but most of all, I hope your momma is okay.
    She is your foundation.

  4. Shelly Says:

    Oh I am so sorry about your mom. I hope she is OK…I hope you are also.
    That is so scary. I’ll be thinking about you guys.

    Glad to know the boobs are fine tho;0)

  5. traci Says:

    OMG…I’m thinking of you and your mom and your family. I’m glad she’s ok (i’m assuming she is or you wouldn’t have driven home) and I hope you are too. Love and all that.

  6. Moi Says:

    Thank Bob your boobs are OK. I was worried.

    You and yours are in my thoughts. Get well soon to everyone.

  7. SoozieQ Says:

    Oh no! Is she ok? I’m so sorry you and your family are going through this. Please keep us posted!

  8. Sandy Says:

    Oh hun sorry tio hear about your mom. Sending prayer’s up for her and your family. Hope you guy’s get better soon. The sickness has been going around here for about a month now. Please keep us up-dated on your mom. Sending lot’s of Love and Hug’s your way…….

  9. Army of Mom Says:

    I hope she’s ok. My mom had a stroke in July 2005 and it was pretty awful to deal with, but she got pretty much back up to speed for the most part. Hang in there.

  10. KimmyK Says:

    Prayers, hugs and thoughts from our house to yours!

  11. Liza Says:

    oh i so hope your mom is doing much better!! thoughts and prayers go out to her :)

  12. Recovering Straight Girl Says:

    Love being sent to you are yours.

  13. Michelle Says:

    I so so hope that things turned out ok…as someone else said I am thinking they did or you would not have come home so quickly. I can’t even imagine hearing those two words in one sentence…..extra prayers definitely being said for you and your mom and sister tonight.

  14. Fantastagirl Says:

    How scary – I hope all well and a speedy recovery too!

    Big hugs!

  15. christie Says:

    *big hugs*
    hope everything is ok

  16. jana Says:

    Thinking of you, kathy and the Fonz. Hope all gets better soon.

  17. Just a girl Says:

    Hope everything is alright with the Fonz. Glad to hear you made it there and back safely.
    I’m also glad to know I’m not the only one who talks circles to herself when given alone time.

  18. Kelly Says:

    I am so glad the Fonz is OK. Sending you some hugs and get well soon vibes!

  19. Darci Says:

    (((hugs))) and positive thoughts and prayers (if you do that) going out to you guys.

  20. Pissy Britches Says:

    Umm..is she ok?

  21. Beth Says:

    I hope everything is okay, you and your family are in my prayers.

  22. Renee Says:

    Good thing your Mom is tough as nails. She’s going to be just fine.

    I’ll be praying for her too.

    Renee

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