Monday, September 7, 2009

the last day of summer

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Yesterday, the news was good and the doctors were using cheerful phrases like "step down unit" and "CPAP trial." Today, the news is . . . not so good and everyone's talking in hushed voices and no one wants to say anything about what might happen next.


And, to shift the focus a little, although I cancelled this month's confession post, some people have been leaving new comments over the last few days on last month's confession post. If you're looking for something to distract you from all the tragic news that seems to be out there, click on the link and scroll down to the comments with dates from September 2009. Interestingly enough, they all seem to be on the same topic.

42 comments:

Azaera said...

I'm so sorry. I wish there was more to say.

thordora said...

That just sucks.

Let me know if you need anything.

Dayna said...

Still hoping with all my heart.

xo xo xo xo

angie said...

Oh, Niobe. Remaining hopeful with everyone. We will be here.

My Reality said...

I hope tomorrow brings more news like yesterday's.

Tash said...

Hoping this is just one of those "steps backward" before we hit the forward ones. Thinking of you all mightily, Niobe.

afteriris said...

I really hope your sister pulls through, Niobe. I'm thinking of you both.

painted maypole said...

still praying...

Julia said...

Thinking about your sister and the whole family. Hoping better news comes your way, and soon...

Aunt Becky said...

The ups and downs are unbearable sometimes. I'm so sorry. Hang in there. You need anything, you know where to find me.

Queenie. . . said...

Thinking of you, and hoping that tomorrow brings a better day for your sister.

erica said...

Hoping better news comes soon.

Steve+Marie Douglas said...

many prayers for you & your sisters families

Trish said...

I will be sending prayers your way!

The Nanny said...

Hoping.

k@lakly said...

One step forward and two backwards it seems....hoping we can change the course and move in the other direction, asap.
xxoo

Mer said...

Continuing to keep your sister in my thoughts.

Which Box said...

So sorry to hear this - it's two steps forward one step back in this world, I fear. Really really hoping she takes two very giant steps forward soon. Thinking of you all.

A simple being said...

your right, there are no words to make this right, i think we can agree that there are too many life expierences that there are just no words, but do know that we are here in arm for you, thorugh venting, anger, tears and healing. take care niobe, peace to you and your family.

Magpie said...

I'm sorry. If I can do anything, let me know. If you're in my city, lunch or coffee?

JamieD said...

I am so sorry. You and your family are still in my thoughts. My heart breaks for you knowing that awful roller coaster you are on.

Anonymous said...

Worrying and hoping.

Carly Marie said...

Niobe,

I am so sorry to hear this awful news.

I just want to send you all my love and peace at such a time.

Holding onto hope :)

Carly x

B said...

I'm so sorry. My heart is with you and your family.

Jacinta said...

Niobe, my little family is thinking of you and wishing you all the best. It sounds a lot like the NICU, with the constant up and down.
I hope tomorrow and the next day bring some better news.

Cara said...

Niobe - still praying and hoping and screaming to the heavens for a happy ending.

xoxo

wheelsonthebus said...

thinking of you

Anonymous said...

I'm very sorry to hear this news. I'll be keeping you, your sister, and your family in my heart.

leanne said...

You and your family continue to be in my thoughts...

Kristin said...

Oh damn, those setbacks can be so disheartening. Stay strong and I will continue to pray for all of you.

kate said...

You & your sister are in my thoughts...

Bluebird said...

I'm so sorry for the rollercoaster, but still thankful for the steps forward. Hoping with all my might that they continue.

Caro said...

Thinking of you

Furrow said...

oh, Niobe. What is wrong with the world this week? Did we have it too good? I hope with all my heart that things turn around for the better again for your sister.

Beautiful Mess said...

Sending you and your family lots of love and strength. I'm so sorry about all of this.
*HUGS*

Dora said...

Damn, I'm sorry. This is so scary!

Aurelia said...

I'm so very sorry that all this has happened.

The ups and downs are the worst, aren't they?

As for the other post, please close the comments...I can't stand to see you and your blog being used like this while you obviously have other more important things on your mind.

niobe said...

Aurelia: Thanks for thinking of me, but, honestly, at this point, the comments are mostly a welcome distraction and keep me from thinking about all the things I don't want to think about. Like tomorrow's ultrasound, for example.

Grad3 said...

Wishing I could fix things for you... ~Hugs~

Reese said...

So sorry to hear this news! Keeping you guys in my thoughts tonight!

Reese

Catherine W said...
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Catherine W said...

Too early in the morning here for typing obviously.

Thinking of you and your sister. I hope that the conversation soon turns back to CPAP trials and that this is just a temporary downward jolt on the ICU rollercoaster.

Also wanted to say that I will be thinking of you, A and B today. I'm so sorry that you have to face all of this simultaneously. xo