A couple of days ago, a dear friend called early in the morning having difficulty breathing and asking us to meet him at the imaging center the doctor advised. The results of the CT-scan had us accompanying our friend to the Emergency Room where we spent nine hours navigating his serious distress with a cellphone that could not send or receive due to all the machinary around, and mixed messsages from the attending staff who, we found out later, had ignored the doctor’s very specific instructions.

Luckily, it all worked out in the end: our friend is stable but still need lots of care and watching over…which we are going to continue to give him…everyday until he is released.

So we’re going to take a short time off — or post sporadically — while we continue to improvise in the hospital on behalf of our friend. Here’s a phone table we made by turning a footstool on its side, so that our friend could easily reach the phone when his tray table was pushed away by doctors and nurses doing their thing in a crowded space.

Sally Schneider
Sally Schneider

Sally Schneider
Sally Schneider

We devised this, of course, AFTER we had rearranged the furniture…


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3 replies on “Emergency Services – We’ll Be Back Soon (+ an Improv Phone Table)

  1. Your friend is fortunate to have YOU as friends. You make me feel good, too.

  2. Gosh, Sally, so sorry to hear this. Hope recovery is speedy. I did, however, get a chuckle from the furniture rearrangement. Only you. Love, Harriet

  3. Healing thoughts to your friend, Sally. Your readers will be here when blogging fits back into your days. Take time to nourish yourself body and spirit – being a caregiver is a tough job and the deleterious effects can creep up on you. 🙂
    To Good Health and Peace,
    RC at Catbird Farm

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