Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Taking life one day at a time

My brother had AFIB and had a heart ablation to correct his arrhythmia last month.  On blood thinners, he developed a brain bleed requiring surgery to clear.  Then his heart arrhythmia worsened.  After a week in ICU his heart rate and rhythm is now stable.  The staples come out of his scalp tomorrow.  We have been by his side every day.  Each new day is a minor miracle.  We talk of the mundane and daily activities.  We talk of the past, what we shared, what we remembered.  We sang songs. We hugged and kissed coming in and leaving the ICU.  Life is beautiful and precious, especially shared with loved ones.  Hug and kiss coming and leaving, always.

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