Family

Spoons

After dinner the “real” adults retired into the living room and the rest of us stayed at the dining room table.  We cleared away the dishes, put everything away and poured ourselves a round.  Then the cards came out.  Apparently Dimples and his family have this card game they play that I’ve never heard of… Continue reading Spoons

Family

Family Fun Day

The weekend was filled with family and food and laughter amongst the air of sadness.  However there wasn’t a lot of down time with over fifteen people filling the house and a little one to entertain.  So we all piled in cars and headed out into the crisp November air to the children’s museum.  8… Continue reading Family Fun Day

Family

Visitors

In my brain it made perfect sense to ask for a few days home alone with my daughter to get her situated before we tried to return the house to its normal state.  I actually thought it would be no problem until I began to hear the hesitation and annoyance in jolly guy’s voice at… Continue reading Visitors

Family

Waterfront

Thankfully Jolly guys best friend; blue eyes’ girlfriend; Boxer chick helped out with another hotel. Boxer chick was a life saver.  She worked with Jolly guy and they made all the arrangements for me to move to a hotel that her brother worked at.  They gave jolly guy a great rate and he took care of everything… Continue reading Waterfront

Family

Ransacked

Sometime around 9ish Jolly Guy arrived and I was happy to see him.  So much had happened since he had left just one day ago.  I was past exhausted and so was Gingham.  We all decided to leave and agreed we’d return the next morning together bright and early.  The hospital helped set us up… Continue reading Ransacked

Family

Transport

I was feeling completely helpless as I sat there afraid to touch my own child.  There was no place on her that wasn’t covered with a bandage, a blanket, a wire, a tube.  It was a frightening sight.  However, in true Gingham fashion, no matter what our circumstances or how dire they were he always… Continue reading Transport

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Intubate

She was gone one hour.  One.  Enough for Gingham and I to get a cup of coffee, set our younger daughter up on a waiting room couch, plug-in our phones and then the nurse was back.  “Come with me please”  she said to us.  We got up and obediently followed her.  Gingham asking a million… Continue reading Intubate