Sunday, March 9, 2008

Then Delirium Sets In

After more than a week of pretty much living in the ICU waiting room, it has become apparent that we are feeling the effects of it all. You know how silly you can become late at night or on vacation? Well we have had our own delirious moments that break up the anxious and sad ones. This picture only proves it.




My brother in-law shows off his new spectacles while making a spectacle of himself! I haven't done anything that my posterity will see in pictures . . .yet. But I do catch myself repeating weird things over and over and over. Yeah, it started with "How much wood could a wood chuck chuck. . . " and then chuck would remind me of "Chuck chuck bo buck. . . " I would end it there because my Mom gets so ticked when I start that! I do it just to get a rise from her. Thinking of my Mom would cause me to say "Frig" which is what she uttered in a moment of her own delirium once. Then I would chuckle and that reminds me of the whole "wood chuck" thing again and the whole crazy thing starts over!! I'm not sure who is more unstable, my nephew in ICU or all of us who are in waiting in that room?? It may just be a toss up.

5 comments:

Busty LaRue said...

I think we are the unstable ones. Col at least is very much sedated....wonder where we can get some of those sedatives? I know a few people who could use them.....not going to mention names though! haha

Jill said...

Yes, sleep deprivation brings out the best in many of us..........

Love the photo!

kathi d said...

I am so very sorry for the loss of your sweet nephew. I just thought he was going to make it. I'm still saying prayers for all of you. I know a little of what you are going through, as I lost my own sweet nephew at age 17. I wish you and your family much love at this sad time.

elasticwaistbandlady said...

I haven't blogged much lately because my grandma has been in ICU, too and in a very fragile state. She was finally well enough to get her own room and so I took my 6 kids to go visit her a few days ago. I don't know if it was the morphine or what, but my grandma laughed at everything we said and we got her to talk about how her "hoo-hoo" showed in the flimsy gown and she talked about explosive diarrhea. :)

My grandma is prim and proper and is all business. We found the new side of her quite delightful!

elasticwaistbandlady said...

And I'm very sorry about your nephew. I hope he does a complete turn-around very soon.