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Small Talk 2 #3

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Looking up at him today, he seemed so helpless.

Get a grip Baba” I wanted to say.... but he was beyond help and words were beyond me for now.

He lifted me out of the lovely warm, soft sleeping device, silly man. OK, so I sounded a bit grumpy... and was! He held me to his chest... and I have to tell you, ”I was NOT impressed!”

”Call that a chest, do you?” I needed to say. ”Surely you’ve got something bigger than that? I mean, I’m hungry man!”

(I really think Baba needs postnatal classes... and a chest transplant.)

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    Christopher 3 months ago

    Haha! She's in for a surprise, I think.

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    Neville Hunt 3 months ago

    She’s really lovely... and so tiny...

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    Christopher 3 months ago

    I remember when my niece was that size. She's in ICU right now. We found her on the floor Saturday and we didn't think she was going to make it through Saturday night. Neither did the doctor. But they don't know how tough she is. She's diabetic and has renal failure and congestive heart failure. But she's the toughest person I've ever met in my life.

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    Neville Hunt 3 months ago

    Oh that’s so awful, and frightening. I hope she continues fighting back. How distressful for her and her family, your family and you Christopher. As you say, she must be made of really tough stuff. My good wishes are with you all at this stressful time.

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    Christopher 3 months ago

    Thanks, Neville. She's stable now and I just found out they're moving her out of ICU today so we've dodged another bullet.

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    Neville Hunt 3 months ago

    Phew! What a relief for you all. Best wishes to your cousin for as much of a return to positive health as is humanly possible.

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    Drew Martyn 3 months ago

    I love the comment about a chest transplant :)
    Christopher, that is awful and terrifying for you and your family, my heart goes out to the poor kid. She must be so strong and have such willpower, which is awesome. Seeing anyone suffering is bad enough but it's so much worse when they're young. It's great news she's out of ICU - hopefully she will carry on battling and be home and better soon. My thoughts and best wishes to her, you and your family.

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    Christopher 3 months ago

    Thanks, guys. She's may be coming home soon. She's very ill on a good day, though, so this is a recurring thing, but at least we got over one more hurdle. She turns 30 in December and she's been dealing with the diabetes since she was 10. But now the results of dealing with that for a long period are starting to manifest themselves. We're a praying family, so that's what gets us through it.

    Thanks for the well wishes.

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