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 8AM. Phone rings.  Phone rings a second time, which means it's less likely to be spam.
Me: sits bolt upright in bed and picks up phone.
Dad: Your mother is in the hospital with heart fibrillation.  She should be home tomorrow or the next day.
Me: I assume I shouldn't fly out.
Dad: Oh, no, no, she needs to rest and relax.
Me: When did this happen?
Dad: A day ... no, day before yesterday.

Date: 2017-07-29 05:20 pm (UTC)
recessional: bare-footed person in jeans walks on log (Default)
From: [personal profile] recessional
. . .are you sure we are not related.

Because my dad would do that.

(Fortunately my mom would have already texted me from the hospital. And actually most of her colleagues would also have called to tell me.)

(Because they know my dad would do that.)

Date: 2017-07-29 05:44 pm (UTC)
em_h: (Default)
From: [personal profile] em_h
Augh, parents!

Date: 2017-07-29 05:53 pm (UTC)
meara: (Default)
From: [personal profile] meara
Oh goodness. My parents would totally do that too. My dad has been in and out of the hospital and rehab for several months but it started with my sister texting the day after he went in because mom told her to tell me because she knew otherwise I'd get mad.

Date: 2017-07-29 06:26 pm (UTC)
sovay: (Viktor & Mordecai)
From: [personal profile] sovay
Dad: A day ... no, day before yesterday.

Well, those are some lines of communication, those are.

*hugs*

Date: 2017-07-29 09:23 pm (UTC)
cofax7: climbing on an abbey wall  (Default)
From: [personal profile] cofax7
OH FFS. I HATE that. I'm so sorry. But I'm glad she's coming home safe.

Date: 2017-07-30 04:26 am (UTC)
ironed_orchid: pin up girl reading kant (Default)
From: [personal profile] ironed_orchid
Yeah...

I really like (and am trying to make a habit of adopting) [personal profile] rosefox's way of announcing things by saying "Everyone is fine... [this scary thing happened]." I find it way more comforting than "Person is in hospital..." as a way of introducing the topic.

Date: 2017-07-30 02:07 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] kernezelda
It seems that a lot of us are reaching the time when alarm and upset over aging parents will be more commonplace. I'm sorry your dad didn't tell you sooner, but I'm glad your mom will be able to return home.

Date: 2017-08-01 09:48 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] tadorna
I once heard my brother was in hospital from a friend who worked on the ward. More recently, discovered my mum had been in hospital and had a hysterectomy from a text telling me she was home and it had all gone well.

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