09 July, 2008

Double gulp.

I am just reeling. Just got off the phone-- one of S's friends started throwing up blood last night. The took him to the hospital in an ambulance and he was in intensive care for several hours. They gave him blood and stabilized him-- moved him to a normal room, and then it started again, so he's back in intensive care.

They're apparently doing an endoscopy to see if they can locate the problem, but it sounds like everyone's in the dark. And this is a very healthy, robust kid! He and S attended a birthday party together on Sunday and I've got a picture of him right here smiling with his popcorn at the theater!

Are we all really so fragile? I can't help but think of his mother and M's cousin's mother and what they're probably going through right now and I've got tears in my eyes and a lump in my throat.

Sometimes it seems like it's only a matter of time before something horrible happens to any one of us. We're just biding out time until then, that's all...

4 comments:

Goofball said...

I really want to come over now and give you a big big long hug. It sounds like you need one.

Life is so fragile and those moments when we have to face this reality, are so bloodchilling and scary.

I really hope S's friend is going to be ok. I hope M'd cousins is still going to be ok if possible.

If you need to talk to a complete stranger, I am on msn all day and additionally on skype in evenings. I can send you my coordinates if you'd like that.

christina said...

Oh my god, Betsy, I'm so sorry that family and friends are going through such hard times lately. Really reminds you to cherish every single minute, as difficult as that may be. I'll be keeping you in my thoughts...

anno said...

I hope S's friend is feeling better soon -- it is a reminder to enjoy the moments we can. They are gifts. Hugs to all of you.

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

Poor S's friend! I hope they find out what's the matter, and better still, that it's easily fixable.

Huge, huge hugs to you!