No, Beth, THIS is a Fabulous Friday!

November 17, 2006


Hi, Playgroup Dropout readers! Welcome to OutsideVoice. The Swimmy’s pretty damn cute, huh?

Yeah. We like her, too.

So, my Friday is more Fabulous because it appears my mom has turned the corner. Cautiously. But turned the corner nonetheless.

But I will tell you that Thursday did not start out Fabulous (yes, capital “F”). At 7:00am on Thursday my dad called and said I’d better come to the hospital – things were not looking good and by the sound of his voice and the words he spoke, I knew what he meant.

I’m convinced that the rest of Thursday morning and the drive to the hospital were done on autopilot. I have no solid memory of what I handed off for work or how I got to the hospital safely. Must have been that “unconscious consciousness” thing.

In any case, I arrived at the hospital prepared for the worst. Instead, I found, well, not the worst. In fact, I found pretty damn good. I found the following phrase from one of her (very serious and not so touchy-feely) doctors,

“I believe we have turned the corner.”

And THEN I found this other phrase from the pulmonologist,

“There is a significant improvement in her chest x-ray.”

Well, fucking-A, Boy, Howdy! You’re not kidding, right?

Nope. They weren’t kidding.

We said nothing to anyone because we were trying to be cautiously optimistic. Each hour here in ICU really does bring something different (and I’m not just talking about the food), so we didn’t want to start jumping up and down until we saw some kind of trend that proved the statements were, uh, true.

But then, there was the most telling milestone. Better than any clinical finding or x-ray. This kind of thing should be in the textbooks that medical students study.

She made a sex joke.

Yep. You got it.

Now, to the cousins that are now reading this site, you know how completely NOT SICK-LIKE that is. And? How completely out of character. Because while Mom has a very twisted sense of humor (especially about anyone farting), I’m pretty sure I’ve never heard her talk about sex. Ever. In 36 years.

Must be the oxygen.

Either way… We’re better, bitches!

Happy Fabulous Friday! And thanks to all of you who have sent your thoughts and prayers to me and my family. Each and every one was felt and appreciated. And to thank all of you, here is some more Friday cuteness.

You know, to get you through the weekend.

Benjamin Pics on Camera 072.jpg

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14 Responses to “No, Beth, THIS is a Fabulous Friday!”

  1. Beth Says:

    Yup, you win. I’m changing mine to Pretty Good Friday and leaving the Fabulous to you. So glad for you and your mom and your family, hope the news keeps getting good.

  2. ktjrdn Says:

    That is Fabulous! I came from Beth’s site. Hi!

  3. jen Says:

    AWESOME!! SO glad to read this… weeeee!
    And OMG..the cuteness!!!

  4. Bethiclaus Says:

    Came by way of Beth’s. Glad to hear the good news.

  5. Chris Says:

    Awesome! I’m glad corners are being turned. Yay!

  6. Sylvia Says:

    I’m smiling right now, and not just because your son is beyond adorable.
    I’m so happy to hear your mom’s doing better!! You’re still in my prayers for continued improvement. *hug*

  7. Ariel Says:

    SO happy to hear this news. I’ve been reading and following your story all month. And thanks for the dose of unbearable cuteness.

  8. John Says:

    YIPPEEEEE! What wonderful news. Your joy is infectous and I am feeling it way up here in Ohio. I will say a prayer of thanks, and for continued progress.
    That cuteness is awsome. 🙂

  9. Sara Says:

    I am so happy to hear this! And the bonus picture is great too. Best wishes for continuing improvement. S.

  10. Bunny Says:

    Beth sent me! Sorry to hear of your mom’s health, but I hope everything turns out the way you want it to. What a cute baby!

  11. Cousin Teri Says:

    You mean Susan doesn’t like farting!?!
    Seriously, this is the best news I’ve heard all week. Keep it coming!!

  12. Cousin Debbie Says:

    Hey, Pam, thanks so much for the updates. And the beautiful pics of the kids! I was up every night wondering how Susan was doing this week and thanks to you and your wonderful Aunt Judy, I was able to know that Susan was improving. We will continue to say prayers of gratitude and healing. Love, Cousin Debbie

  13. Stephanie Says:

    Woohoo… that IS fabulous!

  14. jet Says:

    I hope everything is still going well for you and your family.
    Benjamin is an absolute doll!