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A New Day is Born

Day 347

It is truly amazing what a difference 24 hours can make. Yesterday morning we were apprehensive waiting for my daughter to go into surgery. The sun rose this morning on a very new day.

The storm has passed and we were spared unlike so many who suffered so much. The storm is just now nearing North Carolina. Our family in Charleston are all ok. I have a friend in Wilmington and I know there is grave concern after the devastation Florence left last year.

All in all, we are counting our blessings. It is possible my daughter will be discharged today and start on a journey toward a more comfortable life.

Again, thank you all for all your positive and uplifting comments through this difficult week. I appreciate each and every comment.

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Day 345

I took a couple of hours away from the hospital last night to help my daughter-in-law do final prep for the storm. It’s hard to do when you are alone with a two-year-old.

Driving back to the hospital, the skies were ominous and early evidence of wind rustled through the trees. If you have ever been in a hurricane, you never forget all the signs. You can feel it. The clouds move through the sky at such a rapid pace. The moisture hangs in the air. There is a strange sense of calm.

My daughter is scheduled for surgery tomorrow morning. It is a blessing she was able to get on the schedule tomorrow. We are hopeful tomorrow is the beginning of her healing journey. I can never thank you enough for keeping us in your prayers.

The storm has pushed off the coast. The hospital will not be entering their hurricane protocol. We will have rain and some wind and maybe even a power outage or two, but compared to what we were facing this time last week, we are SO THANKFUL.

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Expect the Unexpected

Day 344

Last night we made an emergency trip to the hospital. My daughter was admitted. I slept off and on in the chair beside her as she finally got some much needed sleep. We are in a great facility.

We had breakfast which was good, but coffee was questionable. Luckily there is a Starbucks downstairs.

So more waiting but much relieved we are where we need to be. I just want her to be ok.

Still hoping the storm stays out to sea.

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Holding Steady

Day 341

Thank you to everyone who has left such warm and supportive messages. You will never know how much they all mean.

It was an early morning. We got up at 6:30 am to be at the grocery store when it opened. We were able to get water and managed to pick up the last of the supplies we needed. We even managed to find a gas station that still had gas, so we filled up the car.

My daughter had a rough day but was feeling some better this evening. Surgery is on the horizon but cannot be scheduled until later this month. I am here until after the storm and until she is back on her feet.

The projected track of the storm is shifting. Everyone is on high alert waiting to see where it will ultimately go. It is an anxiety-ridden exercise in futility. We are waiting and watching which is all you can do.

The only good scenario for anyone would be if it pushed out to sea.

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The Chaos Before the Storm

Day 340

In the early morning hours Wednesday, my daughter was taken to the ER. It was serious. I made plane reservations and two hours later I was on a plane to Florida.

She is improved and out of the hospital, but she is only improved, not well. A doctor’s visit will tell us what is next.

Today I will care for my granddaughter who is a little under the weather, too.

It is chaos here. There is a major hurricane headed this way. The grocery stores have no water. They will soon be void of all staples. There are lines at the gas stations. People react from memory and from fear. They hoard supplies.

I may be here a while. I have the best husband. I left him to care for our grandson by himself next week. We are strong apart, but better when we are together.

Hold a good thought for my daughter. And for us.