I am feeling very sad and down. Of course, the February snow, grey skies and cold wind aren’t helping. I’m tired of snow, I’m tired of mud, I’m tired of no sun and lots of dead trees.
But that’s not the reason I’m feeling so sad (even though I am sure it is a contributing factor; just like those damn horse tails hanging in my kitchen are a factor).
I feel sad, helpless, and frustrated over the hospitalization of my WP friend, Doug, and I am more than halfway ready to purchase an airline ticket to find out what’s going on.
Of course, I don’t want to be “that” friend or “that nosy b**ch” but I am gravely concerned. I haven’t been able to reach Doug for two days. The kind folks who are watching Andy and Dougy, the kitties, are not in communication. I am fretting about Doug being discharged to places unknown this week. It is a valid concern; Doug is out of his home state, all alone, with no family or advocate near him. Doug was one of my first followers and he has been massively supportive of Maggie, and of me with my attempts at book-writing.
Fellow blogger cb has been a pillar of strength. Because he deals with the medical community on a regular basis, he knows how to operate and what questions to ask. He and Doug’s sister have kept me in the loop and I’m grateful. But I’m also sad and worried. cb’s post with Doug as “The Martian” and the kitties begging for their Daddy to come home hit me right in the breadbasket, as they say. I do hope for the best and that Doug gets home, soon.
Your friend, Elizabeth
POST EDIT: I just received a very welcome email from Doug’s sister, who says he will be released Thursday and is GOING HOME!!! What a wonderful update!! I feel much better now!