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31 July 2014 @ 11:55 am
I Think I Broke a Mirror, or Something  
I'm ready for 2014 to be over.

Spent Saturday late afternoon and evening in the ER with my brother, Sunday night he was admitted and early Monday he had emergency surgery. Have spent most of my days and evenings at the hospital. Hopefully, he'll be able to come home by Saturday. When Nin and I have been home, we've been taking care of the orchard, chickens, veg garden, plus all the indoor varmints. We've averaged dinner at midnight the last few days. Absolutely pooped. Needless to say, I'm totally out of the loop as far as reading DW/LJ. About the only thing I've managed is to read Twitter and post a few 'around the hospital' photos to Instagram.

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a cat-like creature - almost human: lanternstigertale7 on July 31st, 2014 08:11 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry to hear about your brother, and I hope he gets to feeling better soonest.

I'm also very sorry about the losses of your lovely friend and your kitteh. It really has been a terrible year so far, and I hope it only gets better for you from here on.
Ithithildyn on August 6th, 2014 10:20 pm (UTC)
Thank you.
patpat_t on August 1st, 2014 12:19 am (UTC)
I'm sorry. What happened to your brother? I doubt you missed too much on LJ or DW. We are discussing doing a 2 ep a week rewatch of Highlander on Killa's journal though, if you or Nin are intersted.
Ithithildyn on August 6th, 2014 10:26 pm (UTC)
He had emergency surgery for a twisted bowel about 15 yrs ago. Turns out the surgery was botched, according to surgeon here. They'd done something wrong with the the way they reconnected things (he drew pictures on the whiteboard of what it was like and how he put it back the way it was supposed to be)and had left a piece of the dead bowel in, which was ready to perforate. He was as hopping mad as a nice Mormon doctor can be over the whole thing. I'm very thankful the ER doctor insisted bro come back the next day for a followup instead of just giving him antibiotics and calling it a day since the initial diagnosis was an infection in the intestine.

Saw that, but I barely have time to keep up the new shows on. Sounds like fun though.
spiffikinsspiffikins on August 1st, 2014 02:09 am (UTC)
Big hugs - hopefully things get better soonest!
Ithithildyn on August 6th, 2014 10:26 pm (UTC)
Thank you.
fkastriderfkastrider on August 1st, 2014 02:22 am (UTC)
{{{{{Hugs for all five of you, Nin, Glenn, Mum, & Dad}}}}}

Emergency surgery is no fun regardless of your age. I hope it wasn't too serious and he can be back home on Saturday.

For those in other parts of the country, Dixie Regional Med Center has a Gift Shop.

One Bear is on his way to your brother's room from the Gift Shop.

Edited at 2014-08-01 02:33 am (UTC)
Ithithildyn on August 6th, 2014 10:26 pm (UTC)
Thank you for the bear, he was very surprised to receive it :)
fkastriderfkastrider on August 7th, 2014 02:19 am (UTC)
That was the intention. Brown bears are for children and black bears are for adults.

There wasn't time to air-ship a stuffed black bear from "The Indian Village" curio shop in St Ignace MI, so it had to be from the hospital gift shop.
Chris: Having a Bad Daysharpiesgal on August 1st, 2014 02:44 am (UTC)
Sorry to hear this. I hope he is doing better.


I'm having similar thoughts about broken mirrors and such. 2014 is going to go down as the very bad, not so good year.
Ithithildyn on August 6th, 2014 10:27 pm (UTC)
Thank you.
Black Wolfdet_munch on August 4th, 2014 02:52 am (UTC)
sorry to hear about your brother and that your life's been so hectic lately. I hope things get better soon. What sorts of things are you growing in the garden/orchard?
Ithithildyn on August 6th, 2014 10:28 pm (UTC)

We have apricot, pear, peach, pomegranate, almonds, plum trees and tomatoes, squash, eggplant, peppers.
Black Wolfdet_munch on August 7th, 2014 12:40 am (UTC)
wow that's awesome
jedimasterstar: Master Yodajedimasterstar on August 16th, 2014 07:29 pm (UTC)
*Hugs!* Oh, sweetie, I just saw this. I hope that everyone is doing well! I do hope that everything gets better for you.
I_llbedammnedi_llbedammned on September 3rd, 2014 08:05 pm (UTC)
This is a bit delayed, but I hope that your brother ended up okay in the end.