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Friday, April 3, 2015

Update is Coming - Here's What's Happening

Short story... My best friend in the world woken up with screams with excruciating headache. Paramedics come. She's taken to the ER and given IV and pain meds and sent back home. She goes back to the ER twice more where they don't perform a CT scan or MRI. Finally she goes to a different hospital and they perform a CT scan discovering a large bleeding in her brain caused by a brain aneurysm. She is told she needs a brain surgery and I was called to the hospital where I remained with her until I got home early this morning.

It was detected 4 days after it occurred. The surgeons didn't give her a lot of chance because the rupture was large. They had performed two surgeries: one less invasive but it wasn't successful which they had to stop after two hours. She was then taken into the invasive surgery where they drilled her skull in two places. We weren't given a lot of hope but she fought through it. She'll be in the ICU about 19 more days.

I've been too distraught to write, but aptly, it is the hospital scene I was writing, and here I was in a hospital with my best friend with the prospect to lose her. So, I came home and poured all of that into the next chapter. I've not finished yet, but I should be done by the weekend.

 In pictures so you understand... She was airlifted with her family watching helplessly.




This was as far as I was allowed to go with her with her earlier words haunting me: "Do you think I'll make through this?" "You better" I said, "I ran out of organic yogurt and you're the only one who knows how to make it the way I like it."

ICU room with her nurses hovering.

 I sat by her ICU window trying to type on my tablet looking at the city of Phoenix skyline.



73 comments:

Anonymous said...

saying a prayer for your friend
hope all goes well

Cristina Chavez said...

I'm so sorry. Prayers with you all

Sheri Denney said...

Oh Sweetie, I'm so sorry to read about your friend. I'm glad she's made it through though. I'll keep you both in my thoughts & prayers. ((Hugs))

jacqueline dourado said...

I'm so sorry. I hope your friend is better. God bless you.

Carmela Dimattia said...

Omg emine. Sorry to hear your friend is not well I will pray for her to recover and for you to get through this difficult time. Thank you for thinking of us but rest assured we will be thinking of you and praying all is well. We love your wiring and story and we will wait until you are able to post another chapter. Take care

MelissaTNeto said...

Owhhh!!!! Eminé I hope your friend get better soon... I know how bad is a sickness in someone we care. God bless you and her!!!!

leila dias said...

Boa tarde Emine!!
O que foi isso???
Esta passando por isso???
É o novo livro???
Curiosa!!!!
Desculpas!!!!
Aguardando ansiosa....
Mas, obrigada por disponibilizar seu talento para escrever para todos!!!!
Beijos!!!
Marcia Faria - Brasil-Rio de Janeiro

reinee raman said...

Hi Emine

I'm sorry about what happen to your friend... She will be in my prayers


Reinee Raman

Anonymous said...

Prayers for your friend for a speedy recovery"

Ana Paula Souza said...

Be strong ... God bless you

Ana Paula Souza said...

Be strong... God bless you...

Anonymous said...

OMG that's horrible, I do hope she'll be okay. Please tell us someone said something to the Admin of the first hopsital, too.

jack turpin said...

My thoughts and prayers to you and her family. we can wait, take the time with your friend, we will be here waiting.............

marie clemente said...

Emine...sorry you had to endure that..sending out prayers to your friend and her family. Hoping she'll make a speedy recovery.
Marie

Martha Baltazar said...

Oh Emine. Sending lots and lots of prayers and good thoughts out your way. Praying for your friend's recovery. Be strong.

marie clemente said...

Emine, praying for your friend and her family for a speedy recovery!!
Marie

Melisa Galarza said...

I'll be praying for her recovering amiga ..be strong !

Gwen said...

So sorry to here about your friend, I pray she has a speedy recovery.
Gwen

Gwen said...

So sorry to hear about your friend, I hope she has a speedy recovery!
Gwen

Anonymous said...

I will pray for your friend, I lost my best friend last year, you are both in my prayers.update when you can.

detra murray said...

I'm so sorry about your friend.I hope everything work out for her.

Blackmon said...

I'm so sorry about your friend. My GOD bless her and her family, and heal her soon. Also provide strength to her friends.

Sancha Auguste said...

Plz, take care of your friend. The updates can wait. Sending prayers out to her and her family....

Chris from Ohio said...

DFirst time posting. I'm so sorry to hear this. Please take care of your friend and you. Get one of those neck pillows for you and your friend. They work wonders when you need to rest your head and close your eyes in a chair. The bead ones are the most comfortable and flexible. Take care.

Christina Eades said...

I'm glad she's ok! Prayers for her!

geme jo said...

Prayers of healing for your friend and a full recovery

Anonymous said...

I hope your friend gets better soon. I'll be praying for her.

veronica noronha said...

So sad to hear about your friend. Hope she makes a speedy recovery .

Cyndi Labrec said...

Dear Emine,
When something like this brings us to our knees it rocks our whole world. I am praying for you, your best friend, and her families and loved ones. Thank God she went to a different hospital!!
Thinking of you, ~CL

Margareth Antequera said...

Querida Emine,

Continuamos em oração e com a certeza que tudo sairá bem.

Fique com Deus e um beijo no seu coração.

Sinta-se abraçada, bjs

Melanie Boyce said...

Sorry and hope your friend is ok. Praying.

Linda White said...

I am so sorry to hear about your friend. I am praying for you both, for her recovery, and your amazing strength. We should all have a friend like you!!

Killa6610 said...

Sending prayers and guidance to your friend and also to you. Just be strong always.

deb said...

Ms Fougner, I'm so sorry to hear about your best friend. I will keep her & her family & you in my prayers.
I'm a new fan so never written. Thanks for sharing your great talent.
I have some questions, but can't seem to locate your email.
I do pray your best friends get well soon.
deb
Melbourne, FL

Vera Leite said...

Sinto pelo seu amigo! Que Deus lhe dê a forças para superar a doença e voltar para seus amigos e familiares! Que todos aqueles ligados a sua rede de apoio sejam nutridos pela fé e esperança! Bjs!!!

Barbara Goldberg said...

So sorry about your friend. I hope she is doing well and you are too.

Ludmila Lacerda said...

O Senhor te abençoe e te guarde;
O Senhor faça resplandecer o seu rosto sobre ti, e tenha misericórdia de ti;
O Senhor sobre ti levante o seu rosto e te dê a paz.

Números 6:24-26

Seja Forte!!!!

Anonymous said...

Perhaps there is something symbolic about this happening this particular weekend that bodes well for your dear friend. Happy Easter to you and yours!

Rosie Frias said...

Praying for positive and fast recovery. Sending positive vibes to you and your friend

Anonymous said...

Prayers for your friend, her family and for you.kk

Amanda said...

I'm so sorry Emine! I really hope your friend get better soon.
Prayers for her!

Amanda, Brazil.

Anonymous said...

Sending Prayers and positive energy to you and your friend. Thank God she went to another hospital.Praying for a safe recovery.

Jucelia Santos said...

força para enfrentar os obstáculos que aparece em nosso caminho, que muitas vezes nos torna mais fortes.

Jucelia Santos said...

força para enfrentar os obstáculos que aparece em nosso caminho, que muitas vezes nos torna mais fortes.

marie clemente said...

Sending prayers to you and her family!! Hope she makes a speedy recovery.

Marie

cassia sandes said...

God be with you all...be strong I know its a hard thing to say ,it's even cold ,but is the only way you can help her family at the moment ,and pray, pray all the time,tell everybody to pray it's the only and best thing you can do for her...sending her good positive energies...everything's going to be fine ...God knows what's best for her.... so whatever happens don't fight... don't be angry... he always knows what's best for us... don't lose fate♡

Mama Goo said...

Saying prayers for you & your friend. You did all you could by getting her to the hospital. The same thing happened to my mother when I was 7...we were shopping in a mall. I can still remember it like it was yesterday. Medicine is way more advanced now, so I'm hoping she will pull through. The brain can do wonderful things. No worry about your writing, I'll wait as long as needed. Take care.

Anonymous said...

i hope your friend will get well soon
no one deserves this
saying a prayer for your friend
Nura from morocco

Camille Bakkeer said...

Positive thoughts for your friend, her family, and you as well. One step at a time.

Camille Bakkeer said...

Positive thoughts for your friend, her family, and you as well. One step at a time.

Barbara Norrick said...

She has god watching over her. Praying for a swift and awesome recovery

Fabiana said...

I'm praying for you and your friend.

Laura Grabert said...

Power of Prayer is amazing. Sending warm wishes and prayers your way!

Ligia ryan said...

Thanks for letting us know. My prayers Will go to your friend and to you. Be strong and have faith we'll wait for as long as you need us too.

Jamile Santos said...

Emine.... Que sua amiga esteja melhor... forças estarei rezando por vocês... bjs

Rosangela Maria Cabral Corvalan said...

Minha querida amiga e irmã!
Hoje, o que realmente importa é a saúde de sua amiga. Não se preocupe em escrever um novo capítulo, podemos esperar!
Não se esqueça nunca que estamos aqui por voce!

Continuo rezando por sua amiga, familiares e por voce!!

Seja forte, tenha fé!

Logo teremos boas notícias!

Fique bem!

Você sabe o quanto te admiro, te respeito e o quanto te amo, minha irmã!!

Beijos

Rosângela

Loretta Stevenson said...

Saying many, many prayers for your friend, Emine. Obviously, as much as we are dying for the next chapter, the health of your friend comes first and foremost!!! I think that goes without saying! Sending much love and prayers and hugs to you and your friend, hoping that she continues to recover. xxoo

Lenka Tal said...

I will be praying! I am so sorry that this is happening, I can't even imagine how hard this must be, Stay strong, positive, And we will all understand don't rush with the chapters. Your situation comes first. <3 Sending love and positive vibes,

Lenka from the Czech Republic.

Anonymous said...

Prayers for your friend her family and yourself. I know the hospital living all too well, and unfortunately the misdiagnosis situation too. Our 20 year old went to the ER a few times before being rushed by ambulance having seizures. After being diagnosed with a drug over dose and then drug withdrawal,I threatened with a lawyer and made them do the tests that should have been performed the moment she was brought in, we found out she had a very large stroke to her brainstem. She has fought every day since then. We lived in one hospital for 37 days and the rehab actually let us continue to stay with her there for another 3 weeks. We have been home since Jan 22 and she is walking with a walker and she is talking, eating. They told us she would not make it out of the hospital and her quality of life would be minimal. She has shown them that they couldn't be more wrong. Have faith and never give up. Stay with your friend as long as you can. As much as we want more, we know what's really truly important. Cassie

Unknown said...

My thoughts and prayers go out to you, your friend and her family!

Cristina Fernandes said...

Sorry about your friend. God protect, and to you the strength to help her overcome this difficult phase.

kim Frein said...

Prayers for you, your friend and her family.

Andrea Fonseca said...

Strength Emine, I hope everything is well, kiss

Andrea Fonseca said...

Strength Emine, I hope everything is well kiss

Christina Rackovan said...

Emine .... We haven't heard from you regarding your friend. I hope everything's ok.

Cacau Monteiro said...

Pensamentos positivos e oraçoes aps familiares e amigos

Cláudia Moraes said...

Coloque na mão de Deus,acredite que tudo dará certo.Que Deus abençoe todos vcs.Bjs.

reinee raman said...

Hi Emine

How is your friend doing.. She is always in my prayers..

Reinee Raman

Pam C said...

Wishing your friend a speedy recovery and a good prognosis

Anonymous said...

Hope she gets well soon. I'll wait patiently for the update

Daniela Scotti said...

Nossa!!!! Que capítulo!!! Estou super ansiosa pelo próximo. Parabéns pelo trabalho de vocês!!!! Simplesmente devorei os livros.

Daniela Scotti said...

Nossa!!!! Que capítulo!!! Estou super ansiosa pelo próximo. Parabéns pelo trabalho de vocês!!!! Simplesmente devorei os livros.

Thais Meire Pires Rocha said...

Quando continua o livro v,capítulo 6 em diante?