Thursday, September 3, 2009

you never saw it coming . . .

. . . til it was gone.

My sister didn't show up for work this morning. The lead story on the local news was about an unidentified woman taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries. Yeah, it was her.

She's in intensive care, on a ventilator, but I don't have any more details. I'm flying down tonight.

For obvious reasons, the confession thread is cancelled.

143 comments:

Anonymous said...

So sorry...thinking of you.

Bluebird said...

Holy shit Niobe! I'm speechless and covered in goosebumps. I'm so, so sorry. Will be keeping you all in my thoughts and waiting for an update.

thordora said...

oh Niobe! I'm so sorry-I'm here if you need anything.

Thinking of you two.

Jillian said...

Hoping for her and thinking of you.

Heather said...

Wow, that's crazy- I'll be thinking of you both.

Hope's Mama said...

oh my goodness. this stopped me in my tracks. i'm so sorry. please keep us posted.
xo

Julie said...

Courage. Thinking of you.

Aunt Becky said...

Light, love, healing. I'm hoping everything is well.

Love to you, niobe. And healing for your sister.

kate said...

Oh no! I'll be thinking of you both.

Lisa b said...

oh no niobe. I will be thinking of you.

jill said...

Oh my gosh! :( I'll be thinking about you and your family.

Sunny said...

*gasp* Oh no, oh no, oh no. Sending up prayers for your sister...

seeddispersal said...

oh, niobe. no words. except, i'm hoping she'll be ok.

erica said...

Thinking of you, wishing you strength and courage.

Rachel said...

I am sorry! I can't imagine dealing with something like this.

Mer said...

I'm keeping your sister in my thoughts.

caitsmom said...

Thinking of our sister.

S. said...

Holding you both in the light.

angie said...

Niobe. I can only tell your sister is in the forefront of my thoughts right now. Sending strength and healing.

yummysushipajamas said...

I am sending you love and support!

Bon said...

yikes. hoping all will be okay, Niobe.

Lavender Luz said...

Holding you both in love and light.

Roadblocks and Roller Coasters said...

Thinking of you and your entire family. ((hugs))

Wordgirl said...

Niobe,

I couldn't log off without telling you that I am thinking about you and your sister.

And I am.

Linz said...

Thinking of you and your sister and your family.

Kymberli said...

When it rains....

Keeping you all in my thoughts.

sweetsalty kate said...

Niobe, that's such a shock. Strength to her and to your family.

Which Box said...

I am so sorry. Thinking of you all.

Antropóloga said...

Oh my goodness, Niobe. Best wishes.

'Murgdan' said...

You are in my thoughts...

Magpie said...

(sharp intake of breath) - i'm so sorry - be well, you. and best wishes for her.

Beruriah said...

Oh Niobe. I am sorry. My thoughts are with you, and will be continuously.

Virginia said...

I am so sorry. Best wishes for you all.

Lala said...

I hope for the best for you and your family. Love and strength to you.

My Reality said...

Oh god. Hoping she will be ok. Thinking of you both.

loribeth said...

OMG, Niobe!

I am glad you can go to be with her. Take good care. I hope her condition improves.

JamieD said...

I am so, so sorry. I'll be thinking of you and your sister.

amazingk8 said...

You and your family are in my thoughts. I hope everything turns out ok.

Nikole said...

Sending strength.

sammie said...

keeping you in my thoughts Niobe.

exileinkidville said...

sending strength, light, and love to you and your family.

The Nanny said...

Oh, Niobe. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Sending you strength, peace, and comfort.

c. said...

OMG, Niobe! OMG.

Sending wishes of strength and healing to your sister.

Ruby said...

Oh, Niobe. I am so sorry. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

luna said...

oh wow, niobe, I'm so sorry. wishing her well and thinking of you and your family.

Kristin said...

Holy shit Niobe! I am so very sorry. Keeping you and your family in my prayers.

Patti said...

You have my prayers, Niobe. Please, G-d that she will be okay.

DD said...

Please be safe in your travels.

areyoukiddingme said...

Saying a prayer for your sister and wishing you safe travels.

Julia said...

Oh, crap! I am so sorry.
Thinking of you and waiting for news....

Angel Mom said...

I'm sorry. Praying.

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Once A Mother said...

Sending you and your family prayers for strength, and your sister prayers for healing.

Delenn said...

Thinking of you and your sister, wishing for the best outcome.

N said...

Oh my goodness. Coming out of lurkerdom to let you know that I'm thinking of you both.

Cassandra said...

Oh Niobe, I'm so sorry. I hope that she recovers soon.

k@lakly said...

Thinking only the best of thoughts and as I said before, I will choose to hope, until something else tells me to feel otherwise.
With you in thought and spirit, ever so gently holding your hand.
xxoo

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry.

painted maypole said...

oh Niobe. I'm sorry. Sending prayers...

Anonymous said...

Its amusing how much drama unfolds on ALL these grief monger's sites. Just an observation. Of course the random reader never knows the truth to any of these reported incidents with multiple baby losses and such. If your stories are true, you Do have terrible luck. But we all get the shit end from time to time. I would like to make a pity party for myself too, but dead babies isnt my particular issue with my life. @ living , 1 misscaraige that i did not even know i was pregnant, and 3 abortions. Yes theres a terrible word .. ABORTION. I can see that might strike a nerve here.. SORRY.

Maggie said...

Oh Niobe....thinking of you and your family...

Monica H said...

Oh my gosh. I am so sorry. I can't even imagine what's going on in your head right now. I am praying and hoping for the best.

My thoughts are with you and your family.

excavator said...

I'm terribly sorry Niobe. I hope for the best for you and your family.

anon, your post is inappropriate and shows a tin ear for timing and sensitivity. I'm caught between not wanting to give you energy and not wanting to leave your comment unchallenged.

Anonymous said...

OOOOH HUN I am praying for you

flutter said...

Niobe, I am loving you and yours from these many miles.

Betty M said...

Oh Niobe what a dreadful shock for you all. Wishing your sister all the best for a swift recovery.

Catherine W said...

Love to you Niobe. My thoughts are with you and your family. xo

Caro said...

OMG!

Thinking of you.

Dayna said...

Niobe, sending much love to you and much strength and healing to your sister.

Amelie said...

Oh Niobe, that's terrible. Thinking of you and your sister.

Christine said...

oh no! you are in my heart. always.

jordgubben said...

Holy...! I'm also coming out of lurkdom to say I'm thinking of you and sending good juju to you and your family.

Superla said...

Oh god, Niobe. I'm so sorry. I'm holding you all in the light.

A simple being said...

holy crap niobe, i hope she improves
peace

rachel said...

Thinking of you and your family, and hoping for the best for your sister.

Tash said...

Oh Niobe, my stomach just lurched into my throat. What a horror. WIshing your family strength, and thinking of you all mightily.

SouthernGal said...

One more person coming out of lurkdom to tell you that you are in my thoughts and prayers and in my heart. I wish both you and your sister strength and courage. Hope you can feel the love surrounding you both.

Melissia said...

Keeping your sister in my thoughts and prayers. Hoping that you have safe travels and comfort during this time.

de said...

thinking of you. hoping for the best.

Yias Yias Girl said...

Oh no! Thinking and hoping for the best.

christina(apronstrings) said...

oh no! oh no! thoughts are with you. oh no. this is awful. awful.

Cheek said...

Oh, no - so sorry to hear this. I hope that she will be OK.

Rachel said...

How scary and awful! Thinking of you. Let me know if I can help in any way.

leanne said...

Oh, Niobe... you, your sister, and your family are in my thoughts.

Anonymous said...

Hope that all will be as well as possible. My thoughts are with you and your family.
Allypally

Artblog said...

Oh babes! :(

slouchy said...

oh NO.

i am so awfully sorry.

thinking of you all.

Clementine said...

Niobe, you and your family are in my thoughts.

Anta said...

Oh Niobe, this is so shocking. I'm terribly sorry. Hope your presence by your sister's side is, amongst other things, soothing - both for her and for you.
Love and courage to you.

annacyclopedia said...

Oh, Niobe! So scary. I am praying for her, and for you, and for your whole family - hard.

Katie said...

I've not commented much recently but I'm still here, still reading, and wanting to say that I hope everything is ok.

Kristin said...

I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Mrs. Chop said...

Thinking of you, your sister and your entire family.

Anonymous said...

dear g-d! hoping and "praying."

Christina said...

oh no, I hope she's okay.

Life in Eden said...

Oh Niobe, I too had a sharp intake of breath -- my god. I'm thinking of you all.

Summer said...

Thinking of you, your sister and the rest of your family.

Grad3 said...

There are no words. Hoping for you and your entire family... Big Hugs.

Elizabeth said...

Oh my goodness. You and your family are in my thoughts.

Elizabeth said...

Oh my goodness. You and your family are in my thoughts.

Gretchen said...

Thinking of you and your sister. I hope.

noswimmers said...

Thinking of you, your sister, and the rest of your family.

Many ((hugs)) to you.

xoxo

A simple being said...

to anomy~if you had a clue, which you must not anyone who gets 107 comments tend to be more of friends and family not pity whores so my question is are you angry you weren't given any empathy and that is why you are seeking similar people to bash? or are you finding some conscience working on you here? well thanks for trying to set the world right but honestly a name would have been nice, especially if your going to stand on your soap box and preach...maybe staying anony is why your words have little substance. regaurdless your timing is very off, your comments are less than hurtful but ignorant and you are talking to more people with strength than you could muster...so in retrospect, your the one getting the pity...not us.

Stephanie Jean-Louis said...

Thinking of you and your sister ~

Aurelia said...

I'm so sorry about this. I'm thinking of you and your entire family. ((hugs))

Emily said...

I can't believe it. This is bad news Friday. Hoping today found new reasons for hope. Thinking of you, Niobe.

Kathy McC said...

(((hugs))) Thinking about you and your sister.

Amanda said...

(((((HUGS)))) and i hope your sister is ok.

Cara said...

Oh Niobe...I'm just so sorry. This type of shit has to stop. Thinking of you as you travel and live this.

xoxo

Lauren said...

Oh my god. I am so sorry.

Leslie said...

Thinking of you!! Hoping everything will be ok

K @ ourboxofrain said...

I am so, so sorry. If you need anything, you know where to find me.

Thinking of you and your family.

Nearlydawn said...

I will say a prayer for your family tonight that you sister is OK. I am hoping that no news is good news.

Sue said...

You and your family are in my thoughts, wishing for speedy healing.

Two Hands said...

Oh my God. I pray she's alright.

Anonymous said...

Niobe -
shit. i'm sorry. if it's worst case, i'm glad that it sounds like you'll have the opportunity to hold her hand.
-Shamela

missedconceptions said...

Oh, Niobe. My thoughts are with you and your family.

Motel Manager said...

I'm so sorry to hear this. I hope she pulls through, and I will be sending many, many good vibes in your direction.

B said...

you are both in my thoughts.

three minute palaver said...

you all are in my thoughts

Anonymous said...

Oh no! I hope all goes well...

-e

HereWeGoAJen said...

We are thinking of you.

Call on the community if you need something. No matter where you are, I am sure there is someone near by.

thirtysomething said...

Oh my God. Shocking....you, your sister and family are in my thoughts, Niobe...wishing you strength through this...

thirtysomething said...

Oh my God. Shocking....you, your sister and family are in my thoughts, Niobe...wishing you strength through this...

thirtysomething said...

Oh my God. Shocking....you, your sister and family are in my thoughts, Niobe...wishing you strength through this...

Azaera said...

I'm so sorry. I hope she's going to be okay..

Rebeccah said...

Thinking of you and hoping for the best.

Suzanna Catherine said...

So very sorry. Sending prayers and ((hugs))

kate said...

I'm so sorry...and i can probably relate to some of how you are feeling. I am thinking of you & your sister.

Allie said...

Hoping all will be well and that she makes a good recovery. You and your family are in my thoughts.

Allie

charmedgirl said...

oh my GOD. WTF!?!? i always feel terrible that some family will be watching one of those things and then realize/get the call that it's THEIR family member. so surreal. i'm so sorry and i hope she's totally recovered really soon. i'll be thinking of you all.

FattyPants said...

I'm praying for you and your family niobe. Update us when you can.

wheelsonthebus said...

oh. i am so sorry. i hope that she is ok.

wheelsonthebus said...

oh. i am so sorry. i hope that she is ok.

Sarah said...

Keeping you both in my thoughts.

passingwindows said...

Thinking of you.

JuliaS said...

All my best hopes and prayers.

Thinking of you and your sister.

jenn said...

here from l&F to say I am so sorry & my thoughts are with you & your family in hope for a speedy recovery.

Cibele said...

Here from L&F. I am here hoping and praying for the best!

nancy said...

praying and hoping for good news. ~hugs~

Phoebe said...

I hope your sister is doing better. My thought and prayers are with you both. Huge hugs!!

Karin said...

I just read this. I'm thinking of you and hoping for the best. (((hugs))) I wish there was more I could do.