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.