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Family Emergency/Poker Still A-Go
I'm leaving for Hattiesburg tonight as soon as I finish packing. My cousin is in surgery at Forrest General after a head-on collision. They're operating on his face and legs and trying to keep the swelling of his brain down.

I just got the "come home" call from my father.

Not sure how long I'll be there. With any luck, he'll be out of surgery and stable, but it doesn't look that way.

It's an odd feeling: lots of worry, some premature grief, a guilt for assuming the worst, some morbid humor, when you think about having to pack a black outfit just in case.

The poker tournament will still go on with Jimmy hosting. I thought about calling everyone to postpone it, but I realized that it could still go on without me. I'm hoping, of course, for many reasons, that I'll be able to be back in time for it (that'll mean that my cousin was stable enough for me to come back).

I'll be able to be contact via email and my cell, but expect voice mail if I'm in the hospital.

mood: anxious anxious
music: Aretha Franklin and Michael McDonald - "Ever Changing Times"

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blueathena From: blueathena Date: October 29th, 2003 05:07 pm (UTC) (link)
I do hope that all goes well with your cousin. Do be careful on the drive down. I don't know if you'll get to see this post before you leave, or if you'll see it after you get here. But... if you need a break, wanna meet up for coffee and chit chat, give me a call and maybe we can meet at JavaWerks on Hardy (I'm sure you know where it is...). It feels strange proposing that idea, but... sometimes a person just needs a break. My cell: 601-310-9669. In any case... take care, and I do hope your cousin regains a stable condition. (((Hugs)))
catgoddess From: catgoddess Date: October 29th, 2003 05:13 pm (UTC) (link)
I hope everything is ok with your cousin. It's always hard to hear that something happened to someone close to you. I wish you all the good fortune in the world.
princessmargo From: princessmargo Date: October 29th, 2003 05:36 pm (UTC) (link)
i'll be thinking of you extra-much, gingie. :>
adara1031 From: adara1031 Date: October 29th, 2003 06:01 pm (UTC) (link)
*hugs* I'll be sending lots of postive vibes your way, as well towards your cousin and his family. Yes, this can potentially be a serious sitation, but I've seen enough miracles in my day to still believe there's hope and luck.
birdofparadox From: birdofparadox Date: October 30th, 2003 06:39 am (UTC) (link)
oh, gosh, girlie, what awful news.

you're in my thoughts.


danilia From: danilia Date: October 31st, 2003 05:25 am (UTC) (link)
*HUGS* Ginger, I'm so sorry. But, as one of your commentors has already said, I've seen enough miracles in my life to justify plenty of hope. You'll be in my prayers, along with your cousin. I know you don't know me well, but tell me how it goes, and if there's anything I can do (I know...an odd thing for someone you barely know to say, but meant seriously, none the less).

All my love and prayers,
In Him,
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