Monday, October 5, 2015

It Happened So Fast

"Call me when you get this..." is the text I woke up to that morning. Instant adrenaline rush. Ryan never asks me to call him.

"My mom fell last night, got a skull fracture and is in the ICU", he tells me.

I don't remember the rest of the conversation. I know I was crying and shaking when we hung up.

Queue a whirlwind trip to Portland and a blur of updates from his father. She's improving, moved out of ICU, changed from critical to serious... the realization once the adrenaline wears off that this is a marathon, not a sprint.

We are forever changed as a family. What happens now afterwards will define us as a family.

(Ryan's mother fell while on vacation. She suffered a serious traumatic brain injury late September 16th and was flown to Portland very early on the 17th. As of October 5th she is in serious condition, still in Portland and we are working to get her brought back up home to Western Washington.)

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