Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Wednesday june 10 evening

This afternoon, John had hiccups. Now, most of us find the hiccups annoying but imagine the residual pain of what he has been through coupled with body jarring hiccups. Luckily, there is a medication which should help squelch them and get him back to uninterrupted healing. It made me think about the little things. The way that we become so accustomed to our routines that we begin to forget about the beautiful things along the way. This isn't intentional nor does it mean that we cannot enjoy most of our days and nights, but driving, eating, and even breathing are so rote in our brains that we do most of these things without a second thought. From now on, I guess I will always think of today when I get the hiccups.

Holly and John's largest Boston Terrier, Gracie was outside on the back patio sitting on a lawn chair today when I stopped by. Their house is less than 10 minutes from his hospital room so we sometimes retreat there for some puppy kisses or to visit with my Aunt Honeygal who has so wonderfully stayed with Holly during this difficult time. The thing is that it was really hot outside and Gracie is mostly black but she was just looking at the flowers and up at the clouds and you could tell that the warm sun felt really good to her. John hasn't been able to feel the sun on him in a little over 7 days now and I would bet he misses it. As I was leaving the hospital later, I walked through the double glass electric doors and was hit really hard with that wall of hot Houston air. My first reaction was to think how hot it was in a complaining way but I stopped myself. I remembered Gracie and just enjoyed it. I plan on telling John all about it tomorrow!


  1. My prayers are with you and your family

  2. Melanie,

    You are doing such a wonderful job of keeping all of us updated, your words are just amazing and so positive. You mentioned decorating his room, I think you should bring in a big fish and hang on the wall...We can't wait to go fisihng with John.....soon !!!
    Deb & Travis

  3. Hey, you all hang in there for John, I look forward to seeing him at the Softball games this coming year. Can't wait to have him back on the Health Fitness TEAM, we miss him greatly. You all have alot of people in your corner, so I know he is gonna pull through this.

  4. Beautiful post! Thank you for keeping us all in the loop. Stay strong John!

    Tony Ciaravino

  5. thanks for keeping us informed....I reread the older posts just so that I don't miss anything.
    Com'n John...we are waiting for you to wake up!