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Scheherazade in Blue Jeans
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All prayers are "please" or "thank you", and this one is "please" 
28th-Jun-2010 03:32 pm
Katchoo - Terry Moore
Prayers and energy and good thoughts, whichever of those you do, requested for my sister.

She's nowhere near as public as I am, so I won't go into details. But she is in the ICU, hopefully to be transferred out of IC and onto a different floor where she'll just be highly monitored. She fell drastically ill yesterday, and though they've given her the immediate treatment she needs and she's currently considered stable, they've not been successful at getting her heart rate back down to normal, and they are concerned about some other things, so she has a few more procedures coming up, hopefully all much less invasive than yesterday's.

Yesterday's upsets me. It was terribly painful, and Ali's not used to medical procedures anyway - and they wouldn't let her husband stay with her. Concerns about maintaining a sterile environment. Me, I would've said "so scrub me in." So would my dad. But it wouldn't have occurred to Ali or her husband that they could ask for that, so my sister, who is so young for her age that I literally can never remember her age off the top of my head and have to keep revising upward starting at 27 (she's 32; she still feels 17 to me), had to be afraid and alone and in a lot of pain.

She will be okay. But my parents are out of the country, her husband isn't awesome in a crisis, our grandmother is the opposite of helpful, and I am so far away; some of Mom's friends have come to help, but they can be a lot to deal with. I have told them I'll come if they need me. Ali says she'll be okay, but she sounds shaky. So.

Damned lack of TARDIS.

Anyway. Good thoughts, please? Healthy-body thoughts? Because yeah, she drives me up the damn wall sometimes, but she's still my kid sister.

EDIT @ 6:30pm: She had to have another procedure, but at least she's out of the ICU and in the room on the monitoring floor - basically a level of monitoring between ICU and a regular room.
Comments 
28th-Jun-2010 07:37 pm (UTC)
Good luck and good thoughts to her.

If there's anything I can do to help, please let me know.

*hugs*
28th-Jun-2010 07:39 pm (UTC)
Prayers, etc being sent her way! (As well as yours!)
28th-Jun-2010 07:43 pm (UTC)
Good thoughts, definitely. It's so frustrating to be far away and knowing that you could deal with the medical foo much better.
28th-Jun-2010 07:45 pm (UTC)
Definitely good thoughts. Is she local to me, and could I do anything?
28th-Jun-2010 07:49 pm (UTC)
Nope, she's in Florida; if there's anything people can do long-distance, I'll post, but I can't think of anything right now. Thank you!
28th-Jun-2010 07:46 pm (UTC)
I'll send good juju.
28th-Jun-2010 07:47 pm (UTC)
Thinking good thoughts for your sister.
28th-Jun-2010 07:49 pm (UTC)
Prayers and good thoughts being sent to you both.
28th-Jun-2010 07:53 pm (UTC)
*hugs* Got my fingers crossed
28th-Jun-2010 07:54 pm (UTC)
People have been extraordinarily generous with me after an unexpected death in my family...so as it happens, I've got a surplus of good wishes, prayers and general good vibes! Consider them yours and your sister's.
28th-Jun-2010 07:58 pm (UTC) - All prayers are
You are all in my thoughts.
28th-Jun-2010 08:02 pm (UTC)
Prayers and energy and good thoughts, whichever of those you do, requested for my sister.

You got it.
28th-Jun-2010 08:18 pm (UTC)
Responding to "please"
28th-Jun-2010 08:21 pm (UTC)
Dammit. Of all times for my car to be in the shop.
I don't know when I'll get it back, but when I do, I'll ping you and see if I should go over there and do...whatever.

Until then, your family is in my thoughts.
28th-Jun-2010 08:25 pm (UTC)
Good thoughts is being thought.
28th-Jun-2010 08:33 pm (UTC)
Many healthy-body thoughts. ♥
28th-Jun-2010 08:49 pm (UTC) - XXFinger crossingXX
As much as we may bitch about body/health issues, in some ways it better prepares us for emergencies like this. It has to be scary for someone whose body usually works the way it's supposed to, to have it check out on them unexpectedly!

Sending strength and healing!
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