“Every sickness has an alien quality, a feeling of invasion and loss of control that is evident in the language we use about it.” 

Today I’m taking a break. It has been a tough couple of days. I’m sitting by the phone waiting for updates. My niece-in-law, Liz, my nephew Ryan’s wife, is in critical condition with what they haven’t figured out yet. Those who love her, her family and friends, have rallied around her. They stay at the hospital. Liz is never without someone to hold her hand and talk to her. They take turns going in to see her, two or three at a time. Ryan stays by her side.

Her older child, Ryder, knows what is happening and has been with her, but her daughter, 8, only knows her mother is in the hospital but not the particulars. She is staying with her aunt, my niece, and her cousins.

Liz is in an induced coma and intubated. That’s all my head can handle.

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8 Comments on ““Every sickness has an alien quality, a feeling of invasion and loss of control that is evident in the language we use about it.” ”

  1. sprite Says:

    Sending my love to you and your family and my best hope for Liz’s full and speedy recovery!

    • katry Says:

      Thanks, sprite!! I’m sitting by the phone, but I am torn between wanting and not wanting the call. We’re take all the love we can get!

  2. paul Says:

    I hope that Liz recovers. I am feeling sad for her and her family and for you.

  3. Bob Says:

    Hi Kat,

    May Liz have a complete and speedy recovery. Our thoughts and our prayers go out to you and your family.

    • katry Says:

      Hi Bob,
      Thanks! We’ll take all the prayers. Nothing has changed. She still can’t breathe on her own and its still in the coma. The doctors don’t know much about what is happening or how to help her.

  4. Birgit Says:

    Crossing fingers, I hope she gets better soon.

    • katry Says:

      Thanks, Birgit. There has been little change since Saturday. She isn’t breathing on her own, but they said it is a 50-50 chance she’l pull through which is more hopeful than they were yesterday.


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