June 17, 2005

Awakening - UPDATED

The phone just rang. I had drifted off earlier this evening....kinda tired lately.

Anyway - the phone.

It was Mama. She just got back from the hospital. Seems my sister got hurt at work today.

I first talk about Dee in this post - she's a firefighter and a paramedic.

So when Mama calls and tells me Dee's got hurt and had to have surgery - any number of things rush through my mind.

Seems they are using this new fancy smancy mat at the bottom of the pole. She went down the pole this afternoon but there was something wrong with the mat and her foot got caught. She niegh near broke it off. Broke every bone in her ankle. The list of what they did in surgery is long and complicated.

She'll probably have a limp the rest of her life.

It's hard to explain - it's actually a relief compared to what I was prepared to hear.

Damn - I hate when the phone rings and I'm asleep.

UPDATED 9:30am 6/18: Seems she is doing alright. Made it through the night fine. Hoping that she will be able to go home this afternoon. Mama is exhausted and a wreck but won't let me drive over there. Other issues at hand (of course nothing in my family is simple) so I'll just keep calling to check on things.

Thank you for you thoughts and concerns.

Posted by Tammi at June 17, 2005 08:08 PM

I am so terribly sorry to hear about your sister's misfortune. Hope the medical staff give her their undivided attention. With the rehab they have now a days hopefully she'll get back to normal. Your mother must be full of worry as are you. Take good care~and yes i too hate the phone to ring when sleeping.

Posted by: db at June 17, 2005 09:28 PM

Oh man - I'm really sorry to hear that! Geeze sometimes things just don't go your way in a really big way! I hope she's doing okay after surgery and your mom is okay too.

Posted by: Teresa at June 17, 2005 10:02 PM

I hope she is better this am.......saying big prayers...

Posted by: ArmyWifeToddlerMom at June 18, 2005 08:32 AM

Keep us posted...

Posted by: Bou at June 18, 2005 05:48 PM

Home the healing starts soon.

And I'm glad it wasn't anything worse! Like you, with the job she has, those would have been my first thoughts!

Posted by: Sissy at June 18, 2005 06:40 PM

If she's ready to go home so soon it's a very good sign. I bet she'll heal better than the doctors expect!

Posted by: michele at June 18, 2005 09:27 PM