Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Checking in

My sister, Maxine, had major surgery yesterday: after a rocky start to her morning today, she seems to be doing pretty well. She ate a substantial lunch, and is dozing in a chair right now. I brought a "big band" CD I made for her, music that put a smile on her face as she drifted off.

Since she hadn't used her "on-demand" morphine last night or this morning, she'll now be taking pain killers the nurse brings, when she asks for them. So far she has not needed any. I'm thankful that she's not having much pain... except, of course, when she moves or coughs.

I brought the laptop along in order to play the music for her and was surprised to find there's Internet access in the hospital. So if I can't sleep tonight, I can surf away the time.

Wow, I just remembered Pandora radio and created a "big band" station. Maxine can have all the Glenn Miller she wants while I'm here!

7 comments:

Rachel said...

I love you both!

Midlife Mom said...

Give my best to your sister. I hope she recuperates quickly. Will be thinking of her.

Stacey said...

What a comforting post-nothing better than a sister loving her sister in a time of trial. Enjoy that internet surfing, hospitals today are better than hotel rooms! Well.....depending on which side of the bed you're on.

Talk..to..Grams said...

Tell your sister to get well soon from Grams! You have internet in the hospital! How nice is that! If you do spend the night it would not seem so long! Praying Maxine does just fine. Love and Blessings, Grams

Spyder said...

Prayers for a successful recovery!

David said...

Prayers for your sister.

Muhd Imran said...

You're a good Sis. Your presence makes a happy environment for her. Hope for her a speedy recovery.