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October 27, 2008

In limbo.

00:22. New Westminster, BC. My sister-in-law's house.

Fawn: Michael, wake up. ~whimper~
Michael: What's wrong?
Fawn: I've got a pain in my side.
Michael: Is it a contraction?
Fawn: ~whimper. gasp. whimper~ I don't think so. It's on my right side. ~whimper~ It think it might be my appendix.
Michael:  What does it feel like?
Fawn:  It's a dull pain. ~whimper~
Michael: Do you need to go to the hospital?
Fawn: I don't know. ~wince~
Jade stirs.
Michael: Do you need an ambulance?
Fawn: ~whimper~ I don't know. ~whimper~
Michael: Do you need an ambulance?
Fawn: ~whimper~ I don't know.
Michael: Someone needs to stay here with Jade. I'll get Nem to take you to the hospital.
Fawn: ~whimper~ OK. ~whimper~

*knock* *knock* *knock*

Nem: Come in?
Michael: I need you to do me a favour. Fawn's having pains. She needs to go to the hospital. I need to stay with Jade. Can you take her?
Nem: Of course. There's a hospital just up the road. I'll call to see if there's an emergency department.

Michael (returning to Fawn): Are you feeling nauseated?
Fawn: Yes.
Michael: Nem is going to take you to the hospital.
Fawn: ~whimper~
Michael: Do you need an ambulance?
Fawn: ~whimper~
Michael: I'm calling the ambulance.

The ambulance took way too long to arrive. Based on where Fawn showed me the dull pains were coming from, it's not her appendix.

Based on all the questions the ambulance attendants asked, they seemed to think she might be having contractions. The baby is full term, but Fawn was not having contractions. She knows what contractions feel like.

I am worried about the pain my wife is in and what might be going on with Nugget. 

Nem followed the ambulance as it drove Fawn to the hospital.

I want to be with my wife. Waiting by the phone is phone is just too hard.

It's 01:10.

Still no call.

12 comments:

Elizabeth said...

I'm always reading but never commenting. I think quite often about your family and what you're coping with: this seems like a good time to tell you that.

I hope that all is well with Fawn and the little one as well as with you and Jade.

Elizabeth

Christina said...

I'm sending positive thoughts and wishes your way, Mike&family!
-Christina

Matt, Kara and Hunter said...

Oh my!! Well keep us updated! We are thinking about you all!

Beth said...

I hope that Fawn is alright! Sending positive thoughts your way.

Nita said...

Oh, Michael - if possitive thoughts can truely affect outcome, consider yourself, Jade, Fawn & Nugget awash in them.
Nita (concentrating on the good vibes like crazy)

sarsbar said...

Michael - I've never met you guys in person... but I feel like I'm getting to know your family... And I'm worried too - but sending as much positive energy your way as it is possible for one person to do. Hang in there... Hold onto Jade... and know that there's a whole world of positive energy buoying up Fawn and Nugget. Hugs. Sarah

Matt, Kara and Hunter said...

I bet I have checked here 20 times today waiting for an update. Can't get you guys out of my mind. Hope everything is going alright.

Janet said...

I'm like Kara - can't stop thinking about you, Fawn, Jade and Nugget. I do hope you're OK.

Gen said...

We are all waiting with you. Please tell us everything is fine.

dogsled_stacie said...

Crap Michael, the stress just keeps piling on you guys, geez I hope you get a break soon. Meanwhile, hang in there.

And Nugget will be fine! They say every pregnancy is different, so maybe these are just different contractions!! Holy cow, the baby could be here soon!!!! Keep us posted!!!!! I hope you hear from Fawn soon.

IndyComp0T1 said...

Hope everything is okay with Fawn and Nugget. Ian and I wish you guys all the best and await news.

Meandering Michael said...

Thanks for your concern everyone. If this is the Universe's idea of some kind of a joke, it has a sick sense of humour.