Friday, November 20, 2009

The best laid plans ...

... go awry! WAH! I'm a later tater. I got derailed last night. No work done on the cards. Boo hoo. Hubs came home and we had dinner and then he wanted to watch stuff we had on our DVR and time just went. Blink of an eye. Poof!

And then today - I went for my hair appointment earlier, to banish my gray hair and I heard such sad news. Another client of the salon, who I've talked to for years - we used to always have the same appointment time on Saturday and her stylist was next to mine in the shop ... my stylist told me that this other clients son had passed away from the Swine Flu this past weekend!!!

The son had had a cold, had gone to his doctor, was told he just had a cold, to go home and rest and take tylenol. My stylist wasn't quite sure of the passage of time inbetween the doctor visit and the son getting worse but the son ended up going to the hospital because he was having a hard time breathing. He had developed pneumonia and had a 105 temperature which they couldn't bring down and he passed away.

So heartbreakingly sad and so shocking. 35 years old, in excellent health and had gone to the doctor. How impossible to process this has got to be for his dear family.

So please everyone take the most exceptional care of yourselves and your dear ones during this heightened cold and flu season.

Hugs all around.


  1. How shockingly tragic. Thanks for the advice, Sally. We can't be too careful. Have a nice weekend. Twyla

  2. Hi Twyla! I've been in shock since I heard - how devastating and impossible to process for his family. I want to hug everybody.

  3. Oh my, how unbearable for the family. We have to be extra careful with this bug...scary.

  4. Oh, Sally! That is a nightmare. I am really scared of this one. My sister had it (she's a nurse - they get all the bugs), and she said she has never been so sick. She said she felt like she was drowning. I'm so sad for your friend.

  5. Oh, my. It knocks the wind out of me to hear this. I will be praying for this family and for our health and protection.

  6. Hi Lori! Hi Pam! Hi Jenny! :)
    Thank you so much for all of your kind comments!