Today didn’t go quite as expected. It was a pretty normal day at work until just after lunch. My phone rang with the caller ID telling me that it was my mom. She rarely calls, but will usually call in the morning. When I answered, it was not Mom, but a friend of hers. This is not the kind of call where you want to mess around with. It’s best to get straight to the point, to outrun my imagination. Diane did just that and the news was not nearly as bad as it could have been. Of course, it wasn’t great either.
Mom woke up feeling badly and called Diane for help getting to the emergency room. That was a good call. Mom ended up having a ruptured appendix. I did okay with the news. I called my wife, who is great in situations like this. I wrote a quick email to my brothers as that was way quicker than calling each one and headed to the hospital. Thankfully it was only a 5 minute drive.
As I write it is quarter past 11 and Mom has one less organ than she started the day with and is sleeping comfortably. The staff here at Carolinas Medical Center – Pineville is doing a great job. I’m confident that I could leave now and that everything would be okay, but I’ll feel better staying here. Perhaps I could catch this blog up on all that’s been going on with the adventures of Special K. I don’t have that much time but perhaps I’ll do an overview. Stay tuned.