DAY 23 @sharrislaughter #ADayInMyLife #RRBC @RRBC_Org 30-Day #Blogging Challenge 2023

Tuesday, JANUARY 24, 2023 @ 2:23 PM ET

DAY 23


Joyce’s son Tony flew into town yesterday morning and had breakfast at Carol’s. They both spent the day seeing their mother. Tony spent the night at his mother’s house. I extended an invite for him to eat breakfast with us.

Langston and I got ready to visit Joyce. We arrived at noon. I decided to get valet so we wouldn’t have to walk the distance to hospital entrance. Joyce received dialysis twice in hopes to jumpstart her kidneys. They removed the breathing tube so that’s progress. The doctor told us she was more energetic last night but not so much today and he’s a little worried. She is breathing on her own. She opened her eyes when I said hello. Then quickly closed them again. So, she is reacting to stimulation.

We are still trying to figure out what happened that led to her collapse at home and kidney failure. Kidneys don’t fail unless they are overloaded. That’s just my opinion.

I was a little overwhelmed when I approached her bed. It was all I could do to keep from misting up. Langston held my hand when I stepped back to sit down. I’m so thankful he was there with me and told him so. He’s a good ol soul sometimes.

Now I’m back home and planning dinner just in case Tony gets to stop over here. Lank will prepare some corned beef and I plan to fry the cabbage because he loves it prepared that way.

My heart is a little heavy because Clyde and Tony have not spoken to one another in years. I will take that up another time.

Shirley Slaughter

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About Shirley Harris-Slaughter

I love old buildings and history. That's why I ended up writing about the history that surrounded me all of my life - "Our Lady of Victory, the Saga of an African-American Catholic Community." Plus our church had closed and the school is torn down, so I felt it was imperative that we preserve the history or it would be lost forever.
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13 Responses to DAY 23 @sharrislaughter #ADayInMyLife #RRBC @RRBC_Org 30-Day #Blogging Challenge 2023

  1. Hi Shirley… It’s wonderful that your husband was by your side, it’s so important to have someone to lean on during difficult times such as this. Please know that you and your family are in my heart and prayers while you’re going through all of this.

    Best wishes,
    Donna M Atwood
    D M Atwood

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  2. I’m happy they removed the breathing tube. My mother hated it, and she had to wear mitts so she wouldn’t dislodge it. Hospitals are hard places to visit. I feel your pain.

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  3. patgarcia says:

    Hi, Shirley,
    I am so glad your hubby was with you when you visited Joyce. You have gone through a lot of emotional upheaval and now is not the time to do things alone.
    You, Joyce and your family are in my prayers.
    Take care.
    Shalom aleichem

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  4. Shirley, it sounds like Joyce could be improving, so that is hopeful. I’m glad Lank supported you, that is such a comfort. Hope your family members reconcile at this stressful time.

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  5. Patty Perrin says:

    Hi, Shirley. Your husband certainly stepped up to support you today. He sounds like a keeper. Still praying for Joyce, and for reconciliation between Clyde and Tony. I’m glad you got to see her, and now pray for a speedy and full recovery, including healing for her kidneys.


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  6. I’m happy you were able to see your sister, Shirley! I can only imagine how emotional draining that was for you. I hope they find out how to heal her kidneys. I will continue to send healing energy her way and strength and comforting hugs to you.

    Yvette M Calleiro ūüôā

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  7. Linda Mims says:

    Still praying! You have so much on you, but you remain positive. Maybe this situation will bring Clyde and Tony together.


  8. pdoggbiker says:

    Positive energy and prayers up for Joyce and the clan. Take it one day at a time!


  9. Hi Shirley–Thanks for being there for Joyce. She needs you. I’m so sorry that there are people in your family who don’t speak to each other. We went through this when my sister Patty was dying. I had to be the peacemaker and try to get them to at least acknowledge one another. Families are a big challenge.


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