Unfortunately, she did not latch on right away. She was born at 1:12 pm, however, she did not nurse until midnight. During this period she was given a couple ounces of formula. Jane explained how she felt when they gave her daughter formula: “I was happy when they gave her a little formula, because it was a long day for her. I went into labor at 7am, after she endured a lot of stress, I delivered her at 1:12pm, and she had not eaten all day long.” The birth of her baby had taken its toll on both mother and baby .
My mom had finally made her way up to my room to make sure I woke up and was getting out of the bed. This Saturday she volunteered for her and I to go spend the day with my great-granddad, who lives in a nursing home. Personally, I absolutely hated the twice a month visit to that dreadful musty smelling place. My mom always insisted that I need to make sure to dress in some of my nicest clothes, however I never understood why because all the old people in the nursing home were able to stay in their pajama outfits all day and the nurses were in comfortable scrubs. We have always been that one family that has to look better than everyone else.
The teacher didn't give us any homework today, but said to expect some on Friday. ... ... middle of paper ... ...n my tea was ready, I switched off the television and folded it back into the space in the wall. My mother took the enormous trouble of making Sunday roast, even thought it was Tuesday. I think that she just needed to do something independently for once instead of having the cyborg housebot doing everything for her. After tea I logged into the virtual reality world of IGG (international global gaming).
I know she heard us but she never opened her eyes again until that last moment, she opened her eyes one last night and my grandma told my great grandma “it’s okay mama go ahead daddy’s waiting for you I love you” that was when she took her last breath. It was July 29th around 3am when my dad came in my room and told me “Haley I’m going to the hospital grandma is gone.” At first I just said okay I was in a dead sleep so I didn’t comprehend it in that exact moment. A few minutes later I got out of bed I heard my brother pull in the drive way he left work early to come home and he and I sat and looked though pictures together shedding tears and laughing and asking each other if we remembered this. We all went up my great grandma’s house where all the family gathered about an hour and a half later. Even then I was fine it wasn’t until my grandma walked in the door which is my great grandmas daughter as soon as she did she just sat in my great grandmas’ chair and stated sobbing and that’s when it hit me that she was really gone this wasn’t just some dream it was real.
Throughout the whole summer, my family went back and forth to Boston every week and lived in an apartment building a mile from Dana Farber Cancer Institute. The doctors thought that chemo therapy and radiation would be enough to hopefully shrink the tumor and keep it from growing again, but we got another round of bad news. In the fall, the tumor had returned and was rapidly growing. Surgery was the only option at this point, and lots of complications followed. After being in the hospital for about two months, Jenn finally returned home two days before Christmas, not making for a great holiday, but definitely a hopeful one.
Then I moved to American Falls and everything stated to change. I was eight months pregnant when it all happened. Kalicia had invited me up to her house for my birthday celebration, but being that far along and having to work in the morning all I wanted to do was sleep. The next day, while I was at work she continued to call me multiple times, I knew something was wrong at that point. When I called her back she told me that her mom had passed out and stopped breathing.
Three months after moving in, two months after leaving her job, and two weeks after my due date, my mother went to her doctors appointment. The doctor sent my mother home, once again to wait for her baby to finally make it’s appearance into the world, late as can be. My parents decided to venture out to eat. My mother being hungry, and in pain, didn’t feel like cooking. She said she ate more than usual.
This was a great shock because Chris and dad never used to get on but since that day they get on fine! Me, Chris and Mum went home in her car and my dad took his to go and get some tea. When we got home my Nan and Grampa where there. They had covered the back door with cardboard and made a pot of tea for us! After we had been back for about twenty minutes there was a knock at the door.
He was the only one who was hurt. When everyone was untied, we left the field and went to neighboring houses to get help but no one was awake at three o’clock in the morning. From the many walks with my grandmother, I was able to recognize where we were and how to get home. When we got home, my grandparents were very shocked about what happened and just thought we were running late. The first thing we did was rush Allan 's father to the hospital and I was able to sleep in my cozy
The night before, Ensley had been complaining about his left leg hurting really badly. He had gotten to the point he was screaming bloody murder it had hurt so bad. He wouldn’t walk on his leg or even put pressure on it. Of course, me being the big sister, I’m sitting here telling him to quit being a baby and to just walk. After getting everything packed up we head back home, to find my brother in bed with my mom icing his leg.