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Independence day - a little twist

Thursday, July 04, 2013

For us, Independence day is very important.

We love our country, live its promises, and owe our fellow citizens our respect and kindness.

However, today we came to understand today in a slightly differently.

Our middle daughter, who attends college full time and works about 24 hours a week at a major grocery store, fainted while at work at about 3 am last night. All the rest of us were all asleep at the house. She "came to" and finished her shift. Then she drove herself to a hospital on the west side of town and sat in the emergency room. We did not know this until about 10 am (even though she did send us two text messages). Neither my husband or I live on our cell phones, and we did not turn them on until about 10 am.

So, we went to the hospital, and arrived merely minutes after they admitted my daughter for observation. She was attached to an IV bag.

She was joking about having been reduced to dependence. On a machine. A tube. And the professional judgment of the folks working on the heart floor.

It was cute! And, as an afterthought, a rather profound observation. Anyway, I am very glad she is my daughter (1 have 3 of them), and we fully expect that she will be released from the hospital tomorrow morning. They will not run the test that they want to run today, given that it is a holiday.

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    Hope she is doing better
    1695 days ago
  • OWL_20
    Hope your daughter gets well soon and they find the cause of the problem! What a scary thing to have happen!
    1695 days ago
    Isn't it strange that our kids expect us to be attached to the phone to see their texts but they don't bother to call. I am glad she could get to the hospital and I know your are very concerned. She may just be working to hard - burning the candle at both end. I am glad she has you to call.
    1695 days ago
    1695 days ago
    So sorry to hear that she had such a scary episode. I am also glad that it seems to be under control and that she will be out of the hospital soon.

    Somehow, I think I can understand both sides of that scenario and am sure you are proud of her independence although it is a bit scary. Sometime when it is not so immediate, I will tell two stories that really relate to that whole dependence/independence scenario.
    1695 days ago
    So sorry to hear that your daughter is in the hospital. I hope that they are able to get to determine the cause of her problem and that it's nothing serious. She a great sense of humor!
    1695 days ago
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