My life in 30 days, day 21 = A picture of something you wish you could forget
Something I wish I could forget: In late July 2010 my sister and I headed to church camp for one week. By the second morning (think 4 a.m.), Hannah woke me up and said the right side of her tummy hurt.
This worried me.
She always sleeps through the night, like a rock. The whole day she was crying that her stomach hurt and would hardly eat. This also worried me because he has a voracious appetite. I will admit, I love medical stuff–I watch surgery videos on YouTube and look at diagrams of how the body works. I thought it was her appendix or her first menstrual cycle.
My parents decided to pick us up from camp to take Hannah to the doctor and she wanted me by her side (sisterly love!). The doctor sent us straight to the emergency room.
She was admitted to the emergency room at midnight, and by 4:00 a.m. she was in the recovery room.
Her appendix almost burst so it had to be removed ASAP.
She still has scars to this day. They are bright purple. I thought Hannah would be self-conscious of them but she was quite excited to show them off at her birthday pool party two weeks later, though she wasn’t allowed to swim because of her stitches.
But she gradually got better as she stayed in the hospital a few days.
First thing we did when we got home? We took a shower. Together. Poor thing needed help.
I wish I could forget being so afraid for my sister. What if her appendix had burst and she had died? What would my life be like without her? I wish I could forget those thoughts.
At the same time I am almost glad this happened. I became even closer with one of my best friends, my sister 🙂
What do you wish you could forget?