The Unexpected Present

Yuri Notes

Meaningful Day

Having a Meaningful Day

Scrolling through Facebook posts of parades and BBQs, Yuri and I are once again feeling abandoned by the hospital system because of a traditional holiday weekend.
young frankenstein

How Long Does the Body Remain a Being?

Day 19 in the ICU. Yuri is extubated, I’m met by the Pulmonary doctor who stops me before going into Yuri’s room. A wide grin spreads across his face, “Did you see him yet? He’s smiling...
Turtle Day

Being in an Altered State of Being

Doctors commenting that Yuri’s progress is going in the right direction are not the ones overseeing his daily altered state of being. Constant monitoring and tweaking of medications illustrate the good days and not-so-good days.

Getting Out of My Own Way

It’s been a tough week. I get emails and texts, and people ask, “How’s Yuri?” And I usually cannot give a succinct and reassuring answer without the standard, “He’s fine, getting better.” The matter is, I don’t know if he is fine or not

Silver Lining at Rainbow’s End

There’s a silver lining in the dark clouds. There’s a rainbow at some point. Yuri is coming through this latest attack of a Monster that caught us off guard but is now under control.
Abbot and Costello

Who’s On First? What’s On Second?

On the seventh day in the hospital, Yuri was breathing hard and moved to the ICU where we were told he has to be intubated. I already knew the answer, Yuri said flat out, No. It would mean the end of the line
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Telling Our Story

We find a purpose in life, not just a lifestyle to live by, taking on life’s challenges with words, music, time stamps and postcards.

Air Guitar Wedding

Who, What, Why Is This Happening?