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Brewman_Jax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 08:35 AM
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Up all night on a mission of mercy
mom wasn't breathing well (she has asthma) and called 911 about quarter past midnight. She called to let me know and to go to the hospital. She's been tested, x-ray and blood work is clear. They've treated her for asthma and have her in observation for the next 6-12 hours. I'm the go-to one, dad just got out of the hospital (caused by his own negligence, if my thread from last week is remembered). He's not one of the more husbandly-acting husbands (that's another thread). One brother is the starving artist and just got a new job. His employment has been spotty and doesn't need the stress right now. He's actually good in an emergency. The other one is the silly dreamer, just lost his job (his wife is pissed :grr: all his fault, but he hated the job), lives on the far side of town, and is not very dependable.

Left the hospital at 6:15, got to the parents' house, got the phone number for her mall-walking friend (mom won't make it this morning), headed home (along with the morning traffic), got shaved, changed, and, out to get the train to work. Train had hiccups, 10 mins late and I'm safe at my desk. I'm kinda tired right now.
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 08:40 AM
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1. Wow. That's a night.
I hope you'll find some time to take for yourself though. We can't have you burning out.
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Brewman_Jax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:06 AM
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2. Thanks
and the maniac that I am, I'm hoping to feel up to working out at lunch today. Don't worry, I'll be leaving early.
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AnarchoFreeThinker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:09 AM
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3. LA, you're the shit. Now, just pretend to work today.
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Brewman_Jax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:30 AM
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4. Great idea
I'll act like I work here this morning. :think:
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Brewman_Jax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 10:31 AM
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5. Looks like I'll be drinking coffee 'til it's time for me to leave
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Shine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 11:53 AM
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6. What we do for Family....
You're a good son, L A.

My advice, lots and lots of coffee.

:hi:
~Shine
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Brewman_Jax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 01:13 PM
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7. Results in
bronchial infection discovered. The hospital has given mom antibiotics and asthma medication and said that she can leave. Going to get her now. See you all in a while.
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TallahasseeGrannie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 01:18 PM
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8. Been there
it is a period in your life that is really "through the looking glass." Everything is reversed. Hang in there.
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 01:20 PM
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9. Bless you.
Hope you get some rest soon... and have a great weekend. You deserve it. :)
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Lilyhoney Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 01:21 PM
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10. Ahhh, family.
We don't have to love them but we do.


:boring: So if you go into the bathroom and take the toilet paper roll of the holder you can use it as a pillow for a quick nap. Or you can go the Costanza route and nap under your desk.
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