I guess I better not count my chickens before they're hatched, they've only said they would call with updates. Mom's doctors at home had said they would do a lot of things, they hadn't. My next thought was maddening. If moms primary care doctor or her RA doctor at home had taken the same approach and had 1/10th of the compassion we saw here, we would likely NOT be here.
It was just over an hour when I got my first update. They had been successful with the intubation and would begin surgery very shortly. Briefly I considered just going to sleep. Was it really necessary to pass that kind of update on to the rest of the family?
Since placing individual calls to each family member could take a long time, I decided early on that “group” messaging was the only way to keep everybody apprised of what was going on. Sometimes it worked like a charm and sometimes it didn’t. After sending the text, I again tried to sleep.
Will we ever wake up?
Will mom ever wake up?
Please let her wake up!