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Dept. of What Is This I Don't Even

It Would Be Boring If It Wasn't Worse Than That

I'd sort of fallen off the map, journal-wise, and finally congratulated myself today about getting back into action by wishing folks happy birthdays, belated and otherwise. Then I'd planned to talk about all sorts of things; my continuing crazed work experience, thoughts of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, maybe one or two other fannish things, and updates on my brother, who came home Saturday. He still sounded weak, but he was on the mend. And I wanted to talk about things that were going well, or at least things I could grind my teeth about, but in a lively and maybe humorous way. I was going to upload the picture of my first 2014 Spring Robin. It was really plump, its breast was red, and it was sturdy and cheeky, and the picture made me smile, and I thought it might make you smile, too.

Mac called me today; he'd collapsed while talking on the phone and woke up to find paramedics and police in the house. I'm really glad that he was on the phone when it happened, although he says he doesn't even remember making the phone call. His red blood cell count is dropping, and they can't figure out why, and they're trying to reverse it, and figure out what's going on. So he's back in hospital.

I can't ... my mother went in to hospital. She went through a successful operation and came home. And she went back in, and she never came out. And I know this is a vastly different situation, but it all started happening with Mum just about this same time last year.

I have stories to write tomorrow, and things I have to deal with for the condo association, and some union stuff, I think. In the meantime, I've finally watched the latest Agent of SHIELD, and taken enough pseudo-kinda-trankey stuff to get me to sleep fast tonight.

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ladymercury_10
Apr. 11th, 2014 03:48 am (UTC)
I'm so sorry to hear that he's back in the hospital. I hope the doctors get everything sorted, and quickly.

It's so hard not to see patterns in things, even if the situations are indeed very different. Best wishes for his recovery, and hugs to you.
gerisullivan
Apr. 11th, 2014 04:15 am (UTC)
Yes, what ladymercury_10 said. All of it.

My love and prayers are winging their way through the electrons to both Halifax and Chicago.
kaffyr
Apr. 11th, 2014 02:15 pm (UTC)
Thank you, my dear. I'm told now by one of my online friends that postoperative anemia is not an uncommon thing, and I am holding on to that very logical piece of information rather tightly right now.
kaffyr
Apr. 11th, 2014 02:14 pm (UTC)
It's so hard not to see patterns in things, even if the situations are indeed very different.

That's the problem. We humans are pattern-seeking creatures, which is not always to our advantage. The dissonance between my head and heart is frustrating. Thanks for your good wishes.
a_phoenixdragon
Apr. 11th, 2014 04:16 am (UTC)
Oh, honey!! I hope they get it all taken care of and he gets back on his feet record fast!

I can't say I blame you for being upset. The time of year and the similarities would have had me raising the roof and crying all over everything. All I can tell you is that it may seem similar, it may seem like deja vu all over again, but it isn't, lovie. There is likely something simple and stupid for an explanation.

I'm hoping you get the 'it's all okay' call here soon, love...

*hugs you hard*
kaffyr
Apr. 11th, 2014 02:24 pm (UTC)
There is likely something simple and stupid for an explanation.

You're right, I know, and people have actually told me that postoperative anemia is A Thing, so I'm going to pray that that is what he has, and that, more importantly, it's easily handled.

Thank you for all your love and care, my dear.
a_phoenixdragon
Apr. 11th, 2014 02:39 pm (UTC)
Always, honey...you call me if you need me, okay?

*hugs you hard*
sallymn
Apr. 11th, 2014 05:42 am (UTC)
Oh, I am so sorry - it's hard not to worry yourself sick, isn't it?

I hope you hear good news, and soon.
kaffyr
Apr. 11th, 2014 02:25 pm (UTC)
I'm grateful for your wishes and hopes; thank you. And you're so right, it's very hard not to worry.
lost_spook
Apr. 11th, 2014 07:24 am (UTC)
*hugs* I hope they find out what it is for him & you have some good news soon! ♥
kaffyr
Apr. 11th, 2014 02:26 pm (UTC)
Thanks. I am reminding myself that he has a very good team - he's right back in the cardiac care unit, so I'm not going to have to worry about shoddy care. It's just so hard being this far away from him.
eve11
Apr. 11th, 2014 11:51 am (UTC)
sending love and thoughts. I hope your brother stabilizes quickly and starts feeling better.
kaffyr
Apr. 11th, 2014 02:32 pm (UTC)
Thank you - I appreciate the people out there in the world that I can connect with during times like this. It makes the day a little less difficult.
maruad
Apr. 11th, 2014 12:56 pm (UTC)
You and your brother are in my thoughts. Best wishes.
kaffyr
Apr. 11th, 2014 02:33 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much.
eaweek
Apr. 11th, 2014 01:42 pm (UTC)
So sorry to hear about your brother's relapse. What a horrible, stressful thing to be going through.
kaffyr
Apr. 11th, 2014 02:34 pm (UTC)
Thanks for your thoughts. I hope to hear from him later today, especially if he's found out what the problem is, and how they can stabilize him.
time_converges
Apr. 12th, 2014 01:40 am (UTC)
Oh, I hope they can figure out what's going on and stabilize him - and get him back home! *hugs* to you and to your family.

Agents of Shield!!! I am ashamed to say I had given up on the show, but my sister convinced me to watch last week's and this week's, and I'm glad she did.
kaffyr
Apr. 12th, 2014 01:52 am (UTC)
Thanks - I spoke to him earlier today, and ... yeah, we're both hoping for the best.

but my sister convinced me to watch last week's and this week's, and I'm glad she did.

Oh, I'm so glad you checked back in! It's one of the very few pieces of destination television for me. (I'm a bit ashamed to say that I tried Elementary's first episode and just walked away when I realized that the "mystery" was completely pants. I know that the mystery is not the main thing, but ... yeah, I walked away. I should check it out?)
time_converges
Apr. 12th, 2014 02:01 am (UTC)
Ooh yes, definitely check Elementary - I'm the first to admit that the murders/mysteries are usually "completely pants" as you so eloquently put it (LOL), but the character work they're doing is amazing. It still has it's uneven places and flaws, but that's what fic is for! :)

I am glad I checked back in on SHIELD, too!

Edited at 2014-04-12 02:01 am (UTC)
mack_the_spoon
Apr. 12th, 2014 10:32 am (UTC)
So sorry about the renewed stress of your brother's situation. I will continue to keep him and your family in my prayers.



With regards to Cap 2 and the latest SHIELD episode - my mind is totally blown and I can't wait to see where the show is going.
kaffyr
Apr. 12th, 2014 03:04 pm (UTC)
You are so sweet - thanks for your continuing support.

And I'm definitely waiting impatiently for next week's SHIELD; because I can't believe what happened in the last few minutes - bit of an unhappy surprise that I hope will turn out alright, although I can't see how it will.
namarie24
Apr. 12th, 2014 10:35 am (UTC)
Oh, how scary! I'm glad he was on the phone when it happened, too, if it had to happen. Definitely still praying.
kaffyr
Apr. 12th, 2014 03:06 pm (UTC)
It is scary, and the fact that he was connected to the outside world when he collapsed is one of the only good things about it. Thanks for your support, my dear.
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