What a Difference a Day Makes

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There are lots of things I don’t even pretend to understand about this world.  There are things that have happened in and around my long life, that I couldn’t even begin to explain, even if I wanted to.  I have learned that sometimes things (both good and bad) just happen for no logical reason!

Nothing could have prepared me for the shock I received today (after being away from the hospital for only five and a half hours) as I walked backed into Tommy’s room and found him clean, shaved, oriented and sitting in a chair, enthusiastically eating chicken, green beans and carrots!

WTF?

…but, like I said, sometimes things just happen and you just graciously accept them. Without asking any questions, you just bow your head, and say “thank you.”  This is one of those times.

I have always said my big brother Tommy was like a cat and that I was sure he had nine lives.  He made it through a devastating case of Rheumatic Fever, when he was just a kid.  He survived almost 24 months in  Vietnam Nam, he walked away from numerous (and sometimes very serious) car accidents, and he recovered from a  very concerning subdural hematoma!  Not to mention several other life experiences that could have easily killed him!

Tonight, I am happy to report that the pneumonia (found in a lung already feeling the effects of cancer) is most likely not going to be the culprit that gets him! At least not this pneumonia, at this point in time.

When I left the hospital tonight, they nurses were actually talking about him being released from ICU and being moved to a regular room.

To say I am thankful, relieved and overwhelmed with joy would be and understatement…  Oh I know he has a long and difficult road ahead, but for now, I still have my big brother and that’s a miracle I’ll gladly take!

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  1. its a marvel god work in mysterious ways and his wonderdo preform god is good allthe time all the yime god is good flint xxxx On Feb 8, 2015 11:28 PM, “rantingsofamadwomanblog” wrote: > > mamici1 posted: ” There are lots of things I don’t even pretend to understand about this world. There are things that have happened in and around my long life, that I couldn’t even begin to explain, even if I wanted to. I have learned that sometimes things (both good” >

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  2. Ah Melissa – I only just caught up with these last few posts and had no idea things had got so serious. I’m so sorry – something like that happening is awfully traumatic. I’m so pleased that he’s improved and he’s back to his old self – what a rollercoaster… Be sure to take good care of yourself. All of this trauma and shock you’ve been experiencing recently takes its toll! Big love and thoughts to you & your brother. xxx

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