Social Commentary

My Mother-in-law is Awake and Feisty as Ever.

In gratitude, reflectons on December 23, 2010 at 10:11 am

My mother-in-law woke up from the induced coma…

My mother-in-law had been in an induced coma for several days.  She has so many life-threatening issues going on right now.  Thank God, she is now awake and feisty as ever. 

 I hope that she can get out of ICU, soon.  Trust me, it’s not a place you want to be.  As you walk through the unit, you see faces that start to look familiar—you can see patients in their beds due to the big, glass windows.  It’s sad—especially during the holidays—when you walk in the next day to find out that one of those patients has passed away. 

Since I’m so grateful about  my mom-in-law’s improvement, I don’t want to waste this post on being negative.  So, I’ll save it for a later post—about why it’s scary to have to be in the hospital in the first place. 

As a frequent patient [outpatient] myself, I have come to appreciate the incredible work that many doctors, nurses, and other supportive staff do on a daily basis. 

But, I have also come to distrust some things about the whole medical system as well.  And, seeing my mom-in-law in the hospital has only validated some of that mistrust and weariness.  But, like I said, perhaps I will share my views another time.

Anyway, I hope my mom-in-law continues to improve so that she can get out of there in one piece.  Amen.


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