Keeping Watch  

curious082385 32F
4230 posts
3/11/2006 12:48 am

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Keeping Watch

Writing this on a laptop while sitting at the side of my sister's hospital bed.

Earlier tonight, we got a call saying that she had been in an accident...rear-ended someone at 60mph...and was being taken to the hospital. We haven't really gotten a chance to talk to her...she is still sedated and had been most of the evening. She fractured her left arm, dislocated her left elbow and shoulder. Those have all been taken care of. Her hospital gown has slipped to the side and I can see the raw skin and ugly bruises forming where the seat belt cut into her shoulder and neck.

What worries me is the cut on her forehead, the huge welt there and the frequent nosebleeds. They say she cracked her head off the steering wheel and, right now, are just watching her to look for signs of how serious her head injury might be. There is a lot of swelling and they are telling us to watch and wait. It could be anything from brain damage to a very mild concussion.

That is my baby sister laying there. Surrounded by things that beep and hiss and hum. With needles and wires and tubes all over her skin. Skin that is far too pale. She mutters something every once and a while...rising from the depths of sedation for a second before slipping back into sleep.

I've always been there to protect her. Saved her life twice before she turned six. Been there as a shoulder to cry on more times then I can count. And I can do nothing but sit here by her bedside, pull the blankets up when they slip and kiss her forehead to calm her when she gets restless.
And wait for news.

bardicman 51M

3/11/2006 5:12 am

Curious, my phone is on and charged.

I am not dead yet

nightstalker172 37M
1258 posts
3/11/2006 6:40 am

Im sorry sweety..I really hope she gets better soon...but I think if shes anything like her big sis she'll pull through easy

elysianpleasure 48M

3/11/2006 6:40 am

My prayers are with you, your sister, and your whole family... I know it must seem the fates are testing you. Your friends stand near.

aascrompn 43M
6444 posts
3/11/2006 10:24 am

I'm sure that my words can not express the sorrow that I feel for you and your family right now. However, do know that I am thinking of you and am praying for a rapid recovery for your sister. I think that you know how to contact me should you need or want to vent. *Huge Hugs*

pet_humility 49F

3/11/2006 10:56 am

So sorry to hear about this. Your a great sister for sitting by her side.. She'll remember this one day, and when you need her she'll be there.

I hope for a fast recovery and she and you are in my prayers!

rm_1hotwahine 64F
21091 posts
3/11/2006 11:44 am

You're doing just what she needs, baby girl. How great it must be to have you as a big sister. She's very lucky, in more ways than one.

Yeah, I'm still [blog 1hotwahine]

Fox4aKnight1 44F

3/11/2006 1:04 pm


elysianpleasure 48M

3/11/2006 5:31 pm

I keeping checking back... hoping for word she is ok... Obviously updates here are hardly important... but still thinking about you. Elysian

carebearluv2 43F

3/11/2006 10:25 pm

My blog twin..this is for you and I am here for you....For Curious

carebearluv2 43F

3/11/2006 10:26 pm

I guess the link isn't working, please just see me my blog..

shyknight2005 43M
163 posts
3/11/2006 11:37 pm

Hey milady...have just caught up on things since have been gone for a week. We dont know each other well but want you to know that I feel your pain and worry. I just went through your feelings exactly a little over a month ago with my mother. I took alot of comfort from the friends and strangers here that sent me their support, and I will send some of that to you, pass it on. If you need to talk, or need a virtual hand to hold, let me know.
That also extends to matters of the heart, by the way.

rm_4yousexyeyes 106F
307 posts
3/11/2006 11:56 pm

Prayers are with you and your family

PassionsFire86 32F

3/12/2006 12:53 am

I was in a bad car accident a few monthes ago - was in kind of the same situation as your sister: sedated and groggy for a while. My cousin stayed by me in the hospital for the whole weekend even though they tried to convince her to sleep - said that I was asleep and wouldn't notice if she went to lay down in another room for a while. But looking back on it, one of the most comforting things was those flashes of wakefulness, when I would turn my head, open my eyes for just a second and see her sitting there in that chair. Yes, I fell right back asleep, but I remember being soothed everytime by knowing that I wasn't alone in the hospital.
She knows you are there and it will be a comfort to her. She's lucky to have such a devoted big sister...I'm sure you and your family are exhausted. I know you don't know me, but I'm really close to the hospital and if you should need anything let me know.
**whispers a prayer for strength, health and peace for Curious and sis**

__Huntress__ 56M/58F

3/12/2006 5:11 am

~~ whispered thoughts are with you ~~


sillyperv 55M

3/12/2006 6:42 am

Best wishes for you and especially for your sister.

norprin5 56M

3/12/2006 8:34 am

thinking good thought for you both

King Nor XVIII

honestandreal30 42F

3/12/2006 10:13 am

curious.. our prayers are with you and your sister. stay strong and have faith. we all are here.


onelittlesecret 34M
1579 posts
3/12/2006 7:46 pm

I hope she's starting to do better, I'll say a little prayer for her.

GoddessOfTheDawn 106F
11240 posts
3/13/2006 1:58 am

~ silent hugz 'n thoughtz ~ for you and your loved ones

curious082385 32F
4925 posts
3/13/2006 3:04 am

Thank you to all...your love and support brought tears to my eyes.

dasher121 37M

3/13/2006 5:04 am

hope that all goes well, my best goes out to you and your family

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