It's officially been too long when it takes three tries to log in properly.. but nevermind.
I'm going to flip a coin to decide what to write about. Mmmm, sorry but the heavy shit wins.
At the end of May, my 16 yr old niece was killed by a drunk driver. He lost control of his vehicle and she died right there on the sidewalk where he'd hit her.
Then one of Lou's younger sisters went back into the hospital with pneumonia for the second time in a month. She had everyone terribly worried. The doc said if she hadn't been so young, she'd probably have died from this. She's home from the hospital now, doing better but still not released for work yet.
Then there's my daughter. Born with just one kidney, she's had another infection. Her specialist did a test to gauge the percentage of it's functionality. Five years ago she was at 45%. This time, he said 19%... Donor list eligibility starts at 20% he said.
Now, she's taken antibiotics and when that didn't kill the beasties, was given even stronger ones. Restested, she's at 23% functionality now. So now we wait. For what? Further deterioration? I guess so, she's not being given any other options...
I hate this. I can talk about it rationally with her, with Lou. But when it's quiet and I'm all alone, I can't let my mind go there. I'm scared.
I never used to worry that she'd be taken from us. She's too healthy, too busy, too sweet, too savvy... I'd rationalize. I ALWAYS felt she would be okay!
But this confluence of events has severely shaken my confidence. My niece is actually gone. We thought Lou's sis wouldn't make it.. and now my fear for my daughter is real.