My sister made lasagna for the family. She is such a wonderful cook!
When we arrived at my parents, my dad wasn’t feeling well. He protested going to the ER. He still had horrible trauma(?) from being in a coma and didn’t want to go through that again.
“That” being told there is nothing wrong with him until he ended up in coma.
However he told us he was having difficulty speaking. He made light of how he was feeling. Trying not to frighten K. When it was time to eat, he was supposed to sit at the table. Instead he wandered around, stopped and stared for moments in space. Then when we insisted he go to ER he waved it off.
Suddenly he began to cry. he walked to his room came back to eat. Acting as if nothing happened.
Kai tried to comfort him. “It’s ok, grandpa if you want to go to the ER I will go with you. If you want to talk I will be here”
Awe my heart! I love her so much! She would be such a wonderful nurse!
What bothered me was how my sister reacted!
K and I could not talk about my dad and his symptoms without her “I’m not arguing with you! It’s not fine! He’s not fine! Blah blah” we could not get a word out before she would say these things to us!
Forget about mentioning anything about my cancer and my dad’s COVID! What would I know about being ill and in the hospital? “Don’t you remember how serious Dad’s illness was?!” Um yes.
Her attitude didn’t help K’s emotional state.
People don’t realize how traumatic their illness can affect their loved ones. My cancer was very traumatic for Kai! She thought I was going to die. then Grandpa almost died from COVID?
Kai became sick months ago. We didn’t realize how sick. Because her symptoms mirrored menstruation.
My niece had been lethargic. Complaining of being unable to eat, and nausea. My sister brushed it off. As attention seeking.
So when she became sicker she didn’t want to go to the hospital. She told my mom she didn’t want to end up like me.
That broke my heart! I told her when I was finally diagnosed that was the happiest day of my life! She went to the ER with me and her mom.
She had a bacterial infection in her intestines!
So when my sister told Kai and we don’t know what it was like for Grandpa- maybe he was scared to go? Kai became upset!
“I do! Because I was scared! I’m going to go with Grandpa if he wants!”
I smiled at my niece. “Grandpa would love it!” I glared at my sister “grow up! Not every thing is about you!”