Day 164: Unfreezing

When I was a kid, I had lots of scary experiences in the hospital, all by myself, because my parents weren’t allowed to be with me.

I remember listening to the beeping sounds of heart monitors, in the darkest part of the night, feeling frozen.

I’m writing this blog post from a cot in a hospital room, next to my amazing 15-year-old son, who is recovering quite nicely from a procedure, this afternoon, to correct a “spontaneous pneumothorax.”

Earlier, this was the view from his hospital room as day turned to night:

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It’s the darkest part of the night, right now. The only sounds I hear in this room are reassuring ones, including those of my son’s undisturbed sleep.

Each moment I’m with him now, I’m unfreezing.

Thanks, so much, for witnessing this.

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14 thoughts on “Day 164: Unfreezing

  1. Maria

    Ann,
    I hope all is well with him soon. Sending my hopes for a speedy recovery. Love, Maria

  2. Yet another great post!!!! I hope your son recovers swiftly ๐Ÿ™‚ Give him a hug on behalf of one of your internet fans ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m sure that will add a few degrees of unfreezing temperature ๐Ÿ˜‰ Have a blessed day!!!!!

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  4. Gene Phillips

    Beautiful. When Sayoko was in recovery from her heart-valve replacement surgery, her friend noticed the sounds and went out to get her CD player so there would be music.

  5. Wonderful.

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  11. I am so glad that Aaron had an excellent doctor and a loving mom. Beautiful story to look back at.

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