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Hospital waiting rooms . . .


Thursday, November 29, 2012



I know this is a very odd blog for me, but this is how I spent my day yesterday. I am exhausted, but have to go to work today.

Yesterday, my brother had neck surgery. At the same time, his wife is also in the same hospital. She started to go into labor a month early (on Sunday) & because she was dilated, they couldn't let her go home even though the contractions had stopped.

After my brother got to his room, they allowed me to wheel my sister-in-law down to see him. While we were down there, her contractions started again. I might be an aunt this morning, but I won't know until I get to work & call my mom (who stayed at the hospital last night).

I got to the hospital at 7:30 yesterday morning & didn't leave until 7:40 last night.

Consequently, my diet was a disaster yesterday. Although I did have a pretty healthy lunch yesterday, I had a protein bar & a granola bar for dinner. emoticon

My nephews are with either the neighbors or with family right now as we wait for my brother, sis-in-law & baby to get home. I go over tomorrow to spend the day with my brother at home (he is to be released today).

I would appreciate your prayers. emoticon

I hope you all have a wonderful day!!

Blessings to you!! emoticon emoticon

Update: Nov. 29, 2012 8:55 a.m. (EST)

It's a girl.
Born 3:42 a.m. (EST)
5 lbs. 5 oz.
17 inches long
Dark curly hair (like her mom's).
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MICKEYH 11/30/2012 3:49PM

    Congratulations !! You are such a wonderful sister. Best wishes for the new baby and family.

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HEALTH4LYFE 11/29/2012 8:46PM

    emoticon emoticon It's wonderful news about your new niece! Take care of yourself so you will be able to enjoy some time with the newest family member.

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KOOKYKATHIE 11/29/2012 11:57AM

    Congrats Auntie! Hope his surgery was a success!

Today pamper your body after work. You deserve a rest emoticon

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BEAUTY_WITHIN 11/29/2012 11:27AM

    Congrats on being an auntie! Hope your brother's doing better!

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CINDYAST 11/29/2012 10:43AM

    Congrats on becoming an aunt, hope everyone is doing well this morning. Remember to take care of yourself too! I said a prayer for everyone just now.
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MICKEYH 11/29/2012 10:00AM

    Congratulations for becoming a brand new auntie !! Best wishes for the baby girl and quick recovery for the Mom. I hope your brother's surgery was successful.

I am sorry that you had a very tired day yesterday. While your brother was in surgery, I hope the hospital stuff were very informative, and let you know what's up and what's going on about your brother. When I had to take my hubby at VA hospital for hernia disk survey about a year ago. I was at hospital waiting rooms for nearly 13 hr. from 7:30 am to 8:00 pm. The Surgery did not take but like hour and half. But the delay was the previous patient before him had a complications and got delay. So my husband had to wait for long time plus waiting time for his own recovery time at hospital. What made me very tired and upset was that hospital stuff neglect and did not informed me of what's going on. According to the schedules he should be finish by 1:30 pm. And ready to go home shortly after. Me and him got separated by the stuff early in the morning for his preparation. But no sign of him finishing up about 2:30 pm and I went to nurse station to check him out, be cause I thought he was having some type of complication, it was way past schedule time. but nurse said he just went into surgery room. Then they told me of previous patient complications story the first time. I was stunned at that point. If I could not stay with him the same room, I could at least go home and come back to pick him up. It was a very long long worrying day with nothing. For that matter, I hate hospital waiting room.


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CRAMOMMY 11/29/2012 9:31AM

    Congratulations on your neice! I hope mom and baby are doing well :)

Praying your brother heals quickly...



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BIGPAWSUP 11/29/2012 9:21AM

    Congratulations Auntie! Hope mom and baby are well.

Best of luck emoticon to your brother. You are awesome sister!

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MOWINELADY 11/29/2012 9:20AM

    emoticon on being an aunt. Glad everything is looking good but I know it was stressful when it was happening. Have a great time and enjoy your new niece!

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MATTEROFHEART 11/29/2012 8:48AM

    Wow! What a stressful day! Any day you spend waiting in a hospital is stressful! Forgive yourself for whatever diet failures you think you had yesterday and move on! Today is a new day!
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MATTEROFHEART 11/29/2012 8:48AM

    Wow! What a stressful day! Any day you spend waiting in a hospital is stressful! Forgive yourself for whatever diet failures you think you had yesterday and move on! Today is a new day!
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MATTEROFHEART 11/29/2012 8:48AM

    Wow! What a stressful day! Any day you spend waiting in a hospital is stressful! Forgive yourself for whatever diet failures you think you had yesterday and move on! Today is a new day!
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KJELLYBEAN15 11/29/2012 8:24AM

    Will be praying for your brother's recovery, a safe birth for the baby and your sister in law, and also for your strength to get through it all while being everything you need to be for your family. Sending you many hugs.

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NANCYRUBIO 11/29/2012 7:51AM

    What a long day got you,I pray you all do well today; Hold that new baby with much love. Bsically that is what we all need.....

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KONRAD695 11/29/2012 7:13AM

    All this going on and you still take the time wish us a wonderful day. Thank tyou.
Yes I will send some good thoughts your way. Hang in there.

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MLH148 11/29/2012 7:05AM

    Thinking of you. Hope all goes well

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TDEMAIO2 11/29/2012 5:39AM

    emoticon Bless your heart and prayers for fast recovery for your brother and welcome to the new blessing to your family : )

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EOWYN2424 11/29/2012 5:19AM

    They should provide sleeping bags for visitors! ;)

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DAWN14163 11/29/2012 5:15AM

    Hospitals are dreadful places to be hanging around in. I hope and pray all went well with your brother's surgery and that your SiL is OK. xx
Look after yourself today, get plenty of rest.

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COCK-ROBIN 11/29/2012 5:08AM

    And you have my prayers.

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LISAN0415 11/29/2012 4:43AM

    Oh sorry to hear about all that stress, I hope his surgery went very well, and that when she has the baby it's a peaceful delivery and a healthy baby.

I hope you get to catch up on some rest too!

Best wishes for a better day!
Lisa

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