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1 English 102 Narrative I was just waking up when I noticed I had a missed call and voicemail from my daughter, who had been staying with my Mom since my Dad had went into the hospital two weeks prior. “Mom, the hospital called and said that Papa had complications during surgery and they want us up there”. Her and my sister had left the hospital just 45 minutes prior when they got the call that there was complications and they should return. COMPLICATIONS!! What kind of complications? Panic did not set in but I needed to know what happened. Were they just unable to do the surgery and want to talk to us about rescheduling or was he dying? I have to work in a few hours , I can't run to the hospital every time something happens. These were all the things I was thinking about after I hung up the phone. I called my Mom, hoping to get more information, who was in the same hospital , admitted a day prior and just three floors up from my father. She knew that we were all being called in but they wouldn't tell her anything, but she assured me that he was okay. Thinking that if she let me talk to the nurse on duty and she left the room they would tell me something….anything. All the nurse could say is that she was not my father's nurse , she was just helping the Dr. get ahold of family members. And all she could tell me is that from all her years of nursing that if the Dr was calling family in it was most likely very important. Again, I still thought that they were going to tell us they couldn't do the surgery and they were just going to reschedule. So why do I need to rush up there for that. After some consideration I figured I better go. Knowing I wouldn't make it up there to talk with the Dr the same time my daughter and sister would be there, I said go ahead and talk to him and just let me know. I’m going to start getting ready right now. I'll be up there shortly.
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  • Fall '12
  • WendyByrd
  • English, English-language films, Thought, Papa, Narrative, Dad Death

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