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Ceiridwen's Story. (Part Four)
By Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Thursday, March 08, 2012

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A woman recovering from a car wreck has been moved out of the Intensive Care unit; she will be moved to a rehabilitation hospital later today, according to one of her nurses.

Image (c) 2011, by Karla Dorman.

I think I need to be in the same bed where Ceiridwen O'Malley lies .... my nerves are rattled ....

We had severe storms roll through here, but thank the Lord they have marched on east and south.  If there was any damage, it was mainly to our nerves, plus some windows, which were busted out by hail and high winds.  Other than that, the hospital fared quite well, all things considering.

Thankfully, Ceiridwen slept through all the excitement.  She had no idea of the drama that had been unfolding around her.  Maybe that's a good thing??  :) 

I just hope that the weather isn't an indicator of how our spring season is going to be.  I know you can have bad weather anytime, anywhere around the continental United States, but I personally don't do the severe weather.  Storms scare me.  They always have, ever since I was a very little girl.  Now that I live here in the Southland, the fear has only intensified, especially since there aren't as many adequate places for shelter, especially here in the south.

I just thank God my home has a "hidey-hole" to take shelter, and I'm thankful that the hospital where I happen to work has the same, but when you hear the unnerving sound of large hail busting out windows or see the power flicking on and off and hear the winds howling outside, it does little to calm my already-shattered nerves ...

Anyway, Ceiridwen O'Malley is out of Intensive Care!  She has improved enough to warrent such an action.  She may be grounded for a while longer, due to her fractured pelvis, but the danger has finally passed for her.  Vitals are as steady as a rock, she is starting to eat again on her own, and Ceiridwen is breathing very well on her own: she no longer requires the assistance of a mechanical ventilator.

Ceiridwen will be moved to the rehabilitation facility later today, just as soon as a bed is availbable.  For her, life has become one giant waiting game.  I know she must be getting impatient by now.  I feel for her.  I know what it is to spend time in a hospital.  Been there, done that, even wore the hospital johnnies and have enough souvenir wristbands to back that claim!  

Ceiridwn is a feisty woman.  I can see that in her eyes and in her spirit.  Guess it's because she's Irish.  I don't know, but Ceiridwen O'Malley, to me, seems particularly spunky.  I know she will do well in her recovery; I don't doubt that for one minute.  She may end up on a walker (and/or crutches) for a while, but may regain all that she has lost in the wreck.  I can see her walking on her own in the near future.  I have very high expectations for her recovery.

I know I will miss taking care of Ceiridwen.  She is a very demanding woman of high standards, but I mean that in a good way.  She's one of those types who won't take no for an answer.  Whatever Ceiridwen O'Malley wants, Ceiridwen O'Malley GETS! :)

~To be continued.~ 

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Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen 3/8/2012
Nicely done Karen, thank you for sharing
In Christs Love
Reviewed by Paul Berube 3/8/2012
Nicely told, Karen.
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 3/8/2012
Know how this nurse feels ... mind if I join her in Ceiridwen's bed? LOL Well done, Karen.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.

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