Letter from James
August 21, 2007
August 21, 2007 11:39 PM
Sydney has barely responded to us. She is so worn out her eyes are not tracking together. She runs a fever every day. This waiting is terrible. We hope and pray tomorrow will show improvement.
Lynette is strained, but remaining faithful. This is taking a toll on her. I am either numb or at peace, I'm not sure which one. Actually, I guess I would have to say I am at peace, but if I stop trusting and look around, I start to suffocate.
The kindness bestowed on us by Doctors, nurses, staff, families of patients, and total strangers is unbelievable. Saturday the Attending Physician (the head doctor on the floor for a period of time) came by with one of the other off duty Attending Physicians, it was her day off. They had a Doctor from the state of Washington with them; he is the top expert on fungus. For months he has been helping Sydney's doctor with the difficult fungus, on a voluntary basis. Anyway, he left D.C. at 3:30 a.m. to make a conference in New York. After the conference, late in the afternoon, he came across town to visit Sydney. He went over her file and then came by for a visit. He spent around 30 minutes with us. He was so generous with his time. He acted like he had all the time in the world to spend with us. He made changes to Sydney's medication. He said she has a difficult fungus. One of the Attending Physicians who has just returned from a two week overseas vacation brought Sydney a present, a pink necklace. We lost Sydney's noodle neck pillow and we couldn't find another one in New York. Lynette called the manufacturer to locate a store to purchase one and once they heard Sydney was in the hospital, the company insisted on sending one directly to the hospital. It arrived today with a little matching pink purse. These are just a few examples of the unconditional love and care bestowed on us daily.
Grateful to you,