Arduous Deed


Time slowly ticking
Waiting an arduous deed
Droning tedium

On our recent Tour Bus Trip to Savannah and Macon my mom began showing evident signs of respiratory distress.  While watching her like a hawk (trying to observe without her realizing), I prayed we would make it through the trip without an out-of-town visit to a local Emergency Room (ER).   Behind the scenes, I arranged for her to go to the ER promptly upon arriving “home” — straight from the bus.   She was immediately admitted, and during a 5 day stint — nearly a gallon of fluid was removed through diuretics, and nearly a quart of fluid from around her lung.   The tests indicate the dreaded condition that begins with a “C” …

A lung biopsy was performed to determine if she is a candidate for the least invasive treatment using a “pill”.  The drawback is only 15-20% of the population are candidates.   Since she is a non-smoker, the odds are “scooched a bit higher”.   We were informed it could take up to a week to get the results … a delay from the Easter Holidays.

After three (3) weeks away from Texas … the first week for the art show, second week for the trip and third week for her hospitalization, I went home to Texas for a couple of days … to change winter clothing for spring, lay eyes on my husband and “kids” so they would remember what I look like and vice a versa  😀 and to spend Easter.  All well knowing after a couple of days, I would drive back to south Louisiana to be available for her first appointment … or at least I thought.

Following directions to call each morning to inquire if the results arrived, only to hear so far the same answer … “not yet”!  Now it will not be until next week.  Back to TX I drive tomorrow.

© rgb for “On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea”, 2011 – 2013

April A2Z Heights
Day 4 – Drone

About becca givens

Becca is an artist, poet, and animal communicator. She delights in cooking, nurturing, and sharing a rich spiritual life with others on the Path.
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9 Responses to Arduous Deed

  1. I’m so sorry to hear this news. The suspense can be killing.My thoughts and prayers are with you, Becca 🙂


  2. Oh, Becca, I’m so sorry for the challenges your mother is facing and going through….my heart goes out to her and to you….and isn’t that waiting so trying? You’ll both be in my loving thoughts and heart.


  3. beverley says:

    the waiting is the hardest and time always feels like its against us while we wait, i pray your mum will get the treatment she needs to help her


  4. Maggie says:

    My thoughts are with you. Perfect haiku for your experience. And the background provides such a deep thought-provoking haiku.


  5. shoreacres says:

    The waiting is so hard, isn’t it? It’s such a blessing that you were able to get home, though, and that you were able to work out some of the logistics ahead of time.

    I do so hope that all goes well, and that the process is easy. I’ll keep all of you in my prayers – certainly your mother, but you and your husband and family, too. Everyone gets set off balance in situations like this. Life can be terribly complicated sometimes.


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