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Dear Kendra: Please Be Praying Hard. Johnny's Very Sick. (Bill Writes...)
By Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Saturday, September 22, 2007

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Johnny has been rushed to the hospital; Bill, writing from the hospital, lets his friend Kendra know about it. He is understandably worried.



Saturday, September 22, 2007, Nashville, Tennessee, 6:08 a.m., D.S.T.~

Dear Kendra~

Bill here. I am afraid I'm not doing too well at the moment: Johnny is in the hospital; in fact, I am sitting here in the emergency room waiting area AT the hospital, waiting to talk to the doctor. Johnny  was rushed here about midnight; he had a prolonged seizure, the first one since getting his new medication, and to tell you the truth, I'm scared, very scared.

Johnny didn't seem to be acting out of sorts yesterday; in fact, he was acting like his normal everyday self; we even went to the football game, and he was having fun; didn't show any outward signs that something was about to happen. All was fine until about 11:15 last night, when his dog Ginger woke us up, barking her fool head off. That's when I saw Johnny seizing violently.

Please be praying for Johnny--and for us! I don't know what's going on, and I'm terrified!

My wife, as you know, is on bedrest, so she couldn't help him. I had to be the one to try to help; I was beyond terrified. When I saw him in his seizure, I tell you, my heart fell clear to my toes!


Johnny's seizure didn't abate after five minutes; they usually let up within two to five minutes; this one didn't show any signs of slowing; and when his face started darkening to an alarming color, I got scared, so I had Richard dial 9-1-1 for an ambulance.

The ambulance got to the house within moments.

When the paramedics started working on Johnny, I never felt as helpless as I did then. I thought this was truly the end for Johnny.

Johnny continued to seize while in the ambulance; it wasn't until he got some powerful medication in the ER when the seizure finally abated, but he wasn't responding; that's when I was asked to leave. I've been here ever since, in the waiting cubicle, and to tell you the truth, I'm shaking-scared. I'm afraid it may be bad news; I hope Johnny hasn't suffered any neurological damage!

It's now a little after six, six-sixteen in fact, in the morning; and I have been waiting over four hours for the doctor. I am getting more terrified at each passing moment; where is the doctor; why won't anyone tell me anything about Johnny? I'm his father, damnit; I have a RIGHT to know what's going on with my son--whether he's made it or not!

I am so tired I don't know what to do. People keep looking at me sitting here, wobbling in the chair (I'm so tired I'm about to fall right on over)--either that or because I am so damned tall! These hospital waiting room chairs are NOT designed for comfort in mind!

Well, FINALLY! The doctor, Dr. Ram, is here, to talk to me. Hopefully it will be better news, but judging from the serious expression on his face, I'm not so sure. I will keep you up to date on Johnny. Just be praying hard for him; that's all I ask!

~Love, your friend, Bill. :(
 
  


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Reviewed by chris stienstra 9/24/2007
We will pray for Johnny and for all of you....
with our love and prayers
Chris
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 9/23/2007
Not to worry....already doing just that!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 9/22/2007
Please be praying for Johnny--and for us! I don't know what's going on, and I'm terrified!

I agree with Karla, and Johnny Boy is one of my favorites.
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 9/22/2007
Karen,

This reads like reality: excellent. One feels Bill's concern and terror. Well done.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Joyce Bowling 9/22/2007
A touching with, filled with compassion and realistic human spirit, you've got a way with journaling that pulls the reader inside your entry allowing them to experience situations, problems, and joys of your many wonderful characters...hope all turns out well with Johnny! Great write...
Blessings,
Joyce B.


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